Sunday, May 23, 2021

Cup Finals Saturday; Championships at the Irish Cultural Center begin June 4 Weekend

An unseasonably warm May Saturday afternoon saw hurling action begin at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton.  A 7-a-side tournament with 6 clubs was played, and there were 2 Cups up for grabs.  The Pat Kenneally Cup and the Kieran Sheehan Cup.

Tom's Captain Jason Costello presented with the
Pat Kenneally Cup by Peter Murray
Games started at 10:00 am with Sean Og’s taking on Providence.  Next was Fr. Tom’s v Worcester, and Galway v NH Wolves.   Each team played 4 games and at the end of the round robins it was Tom’s and Galway first and second, with Worcester and Providence Third and fourth.  

The Sheehan Cup was contested by current Junior B USGAA champions, Worcester, and Providence.   The game was won by Worcester by a single point coming from a last free of the game.

The Pat Kenneally Cup final was Tom’s and Galway.  Tom’s won by a score of 5-4 to 0-4 against a Galway side that featured many young home grown players.   

Sheehan Cup Winners,
Worcester Fenians

The Pat O’Brien Cup competition has been going the last 3 weeks with 8 teams divided into 2 groups.  At the end of the day, it was both Donegal teams that topped each group and played a final game with white jerseys v gold jerseys.  The game was well contested with the “Donegal White” winning on the end of the day.  All in all it was a big step back for the GAA in Boston to have both competitions run off and teams back on the field.  Roll on the Championship, all home based teams, starting Friday June 4. 

Donegal Captain, Sean Doherty with the 
Pat O'Brien Cup presented by
Greg Lundy.

By Rory O'Donnell, 

PRO Boston Northeast GAA



Fri June 4

Irish Cultural Center, Canton Ma

6:00 Junior B:  Kerry v Trinity Milton

Sat June 5

Irish Cultural Center, Canton Ma

Field A

2:30 Junior B Hurling: Worcester v Sean Og’s

4:00 Junior C Hurling: Portland v Hartford

Field B

4:00 Junior B Football:  Sean Og’s v Christopher’s

5:30 Junior C Football:  Portland v Worcester

Sun June 6

Irish Cultural Center, Canton Ma

12:30 Senior Football: Galway v Donegal

2:00 Senior Football:  Shannon Blues v Cork

3:30 Senior Hurling; Galway v Fr. Tom Burke’s

5:00 Aidan McAnespies v Wolfe Tones

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