By Rory O’Donnell
Last weekend saw the semi-finals of the Pat O’Brien Cup. Christopher’s and Donegal would have to do it all over again after the game failed to produce a winner. Midfielder Conor O’Brien produced the leveling score for Christopher’s to make it 1-9 apiece, and a replay is to be scheduled to decide who makes the final. In the other game the Connemara Gaels defeated Aidan McAnespies by a handsome 2-13 to 0-6. Brendan Boylan produced a man of the match performance in the middle of the field, and the former Armagh U-21 chipped in with a point for good measure. Phil O’Sullivan and Sean Conneeley produced the goal for the Gaels.
Other news saw the Barley House Wolves and Worcester, meet in Concord NH in the junior C hurling championship. The Wolves got their season off to a great start and put up an impressive 6-13 to 0-4 for Worcester.
|Barley House Wolves and Worcester Parade before the Match.|
As part of their preparations for the Feile next month the U14s traveled to New Haven and played challenge games against New York and Philadelphia. The Boston side held their own in the first half, however, as the game wore on New York showed their class with an impressive performance. New York compete in the top division in the Feile and last year came close to winning it out. Philadelphia provided a stern challenge in a very evenly contested game and ended up narrow winners. Thanks to New York and Philadelphia for making the trip, and to the Greenhills bakery for furnishing sandwiches and Playwright Irish Pub for food after the game.
|U14s got some vital match experience in New Haven|
The Boston Shamrocks also made a trip south to Hoboken NJ for a 7-a-side hosted by the Manhattan Gaels, narrowly losing in the final to Chicago.
|Shamrocks, Chicago,and Manhattan with the New York skyline in the background.|
Next weekend senior football championship action begins, as well as Sheehan Cup hurling.
Schedule of games
Saturday May 28
4:00 Galway v Wexford
5:00 Fr. Tom Burke’s v Barley House Wolves
Sunday May 29
12:00 Tipperary v Worcester
Senior Football Championship
2:30 Galway v Shannon Blues
3:45 Donegal v Aidan McAnespies
5:00 Connemara Gaels v Wolfe Tones