Monday, July 19, 2021

Games Resume as Wet Weather Plays Havoc with Schedule

Play resumed at the Irish Cultural Centre a week later than planned due to the heavy wet weather that the Northeast has been experiencing in the last couple of weeks.  Unfortunately, the main field was out of action and the rain stayed away long enough to get some games in on the back field.

Maurice Young and Ryan Caffrey Duel for the
High Ball (Credit Rachel O'Driscoll).

The main event this week was the senior football match between Connemara Gaels and Shannon Blues which had to be played in the tight confines of Field B.  The Gaels got off to a great start with an AJ Maguire goal after he was fed by PT Cunningham.  The game was end to end in the early going, but it was the Gaels who converted in the scoreboard.  Cunningham and Paddy McGee, both men perhaps on a high following Tyrone’s Ulster championship win earlier in the day, were on the mark with points and Blues first score of the came from Maurice Young came mid-way through the half.   The Gaels were in control with Jack Bambrick very much in charge in the middle of the field.  McGee netted just before half time, to put the Gaels beyond reach.  The score of the game was a great second half goal where Colman Mulkerrin exquisitely found Cunningham who drilled his shot to the far side of the net.  The Blues battled gamely and scored a consolation goal from Young late in the game, final score, Gaels 4-19 Blues 1-4.  Next up are Donegal and Aidan McAnespies in a makeup game Tuesday evening at 6:30pm.

Declan Scott in action for Donegal. 
(Credit Rachel O'Driscoll.)

In Junior B football action Donegal put themselves back on top of the table with a handsome 3-14 to 0-8 win over Christopher’s, with Ashley Carr helping himself to 2-8 in the process.  Kerry got back to winning ways with a 1-16 to 1-6 win versus the Connemara Gaels.

High flying Providence suffered their first defeat of the season falling on the road to Hartford by a score of 3-16 to 3-12 but still sit on top of the table with 3 wins from 4, while the newly formed Worcester football team scored a win over Portland on Saturday after narrowly falling to Sean Og’s during the week in a makeup game.

Hopefully the weather holds up during the week to allow for make-up games and a return to regularly scheduled times.  If there is a silver lining in all of this – the main field looks in immaculate condition.

A word from Mike Caodgan.  Mike broke his ankle recently and is having a rough time with the recovery which requires another surgery.  Mike will be off his feet for quite a while it seems.  A long time and dedicated servant to the Cork Boston GAA Club, a fund raiser was held recently and here are Mike’s words of thanks:  

I’d like to thank everybody who bought or sold a square for the Munster final fundraiser. This is what makes the Gaelic athletic association the greatest organization in the world because why the passion and the rivalry is intense there is also the very generous side of people and in time of need we all come together. Best of luck to everybody in the drawer thank you the Cadogan family.


Senior Football:  Connemara Gaels 4-19 Shannon Blues 1-4

Junior B Football:  Kerry 1-16 Connemara Gaels 1-6; Donegal 4-12 Christopher’s 0-8

Junior B Hurling:  NH Wolves 6-18 Sean Og’s 3-12

Junior C Hurling:  Providence 3-12 Hartford 3-16

Junior C Football:  Sean Og’s 3-12 Worcester 2-11; Worcester 4-8 Portland 3-6

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