Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tables and Next Weekend's Schedule

Boston GAA Schedule
All games at the Irish Cultural Center unless otherwise noted

Wednesday July 18
5:00 Junior Hurling:  Tipperary v Wexford
5:30 Junior B Football: Aidan McAnespies v New England Celtics

Saturday July 21
4:15 Junior A Football:  Shannon Blues v Connemara Gaels
5:30 Senior Football:  Armagh-Notre Dame v Cork
Field B
4:30 Junior B Football:  Kerry v Galway
5:45 Junior B Football:  Mayo v Shannon Blues

Worcester, Ma.
3:30 Junior C Hurling:  Worcester v Barley House Wolves

Sunday July 22
11:30 Junior A Football:  Donegal v Aidan McAnespies
12:45 Ladies Senior Football:  Boston Shamrocks v Connacht Ladies
2:00 Youth Games
2:30 Senior Football:  Mayo v Galway
3:45 Senior Hurling:  Wexford v Galway
5:00 Senior Football:  Connemara Gaels v Christopher’s
Field B
1:45 Junior B Football:  Armagh-Notre Dame v Donegal
3:15 Junior B Football:  Cork v Hartford

This time of year all the games count.  Sunday starts with Connacht Ladies and the Boston Shamrocks.  The Shamrocks came out on top in the last encounter thanks to a last minute penalty, and Connacht Ladies felt hard done by.  Making amends for that result will be foremost on the minds of the westerners.  Midfieler, Imelda McNulty, had to leave that game at half time with an ankle injury and should she be unavailable it will be a blow to Connacht.  The Shamrocks have some fine talent in their lineup.  The McGovern sisters, Sharon and Edel McGovern feature prominently, while Sheila Carroll and the hero last time, Linda Cronin will give their opposing backs plenty of trouble.  An intriguing encounter awaits.  In men's senior football on Saturday, Cork will keep in with a chance if the rebels can overcome the challenge of Armagh-Notre Dame.  The northerners are looking for their first win of the season and might see Cork as an opportunity to get it.    

On Sunday Galway face Mayo.  Like Armagh-Notre Dame, Mayo are seeking their first win of the year.  Galway fancy their chances though, and with Pat O'Rourke in the full forward line they will be hard to stop.  The tribesmen have everything to play for and the talent in the side should see them through.  

The last game of the day on Sunday will feature Connemara Gaels and Christopher's.  This is a biggie.  Each side needs the win to avoid slipping out of contention, and both teams are loaded with talent.  Starring for Christopher's in the forward line have been Dr. Croke's duo Daithi Casey and Chris Brady.  Eoin Gorman and Gavin O'Grady have also performed well, so the Gaels will have their work cut out at the back.  The Gaels are also loaded with talent.  Connemara men, Ciaran O'Donnell, Sean Conneely, Coleman Mulkerrins, and also Sean Moran have performed consistently, while Michael Rogers and Joe Greaney give them two talented big men.  The big field at the ICC has seen some massive battles so far this season, and odds are that the Gaels and Christopher's will serve up another classic.

The big senior hurling match on Sunday sees Galway and Wexford meet.  The teams played to a tie in their last outing, but Galway have grown in stature since and might fancy themselves to take this Battle of Brighton.  From Steven Nolan in the back line and Seamus Corry in midfield, to Eoin Guinan and John Moylan up front, Galway have a well balanced side.  Wexford  have been doing it with their reliables, Brian Dalton, Eoghan Kavanagh, Jamie Keogh, Donal Redmond, and Tom Moloney have worked hard for the Wexfordmen, and they would love nothing more than to put one over on their local rivals.  Hurling fans should have one to look forward to Sunday. 

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