Boston Gaelic Athletic Association Update

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Boston GAA football and hurling matches are held every Saturday and Sunday at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, located at 200 New Boston Drive (off Route 138). For results, reports and schedules, check out www.bostongaa.com.

By Rory O’Donnell

The July 4th holiday weekend saw three Gaelic football games contested as the Men’s Senior Football Championship reached the halfway point. Aidan McAnespies’ won-loss record remained unblemished following the challenge from Christopher’s. Second-half goals by Collie Donnelly and Chris Healy proved to be the difference, and the Macs remain on top of the senior football table with a 3-13 to 1-13 victory.

Gaelic football at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton

Gaelic football at the Irish Cultural Centre

In other recent action, Connemara Gaels tallied their first win with a strong finish against a battling Kerry side. Kerry had the upper hand for most of the game, and with the Gaels trailing by a goal in the second half, Sean Conneely blasted a shot off the underside of the crossbar to level matters. The Gaels then raised their game and some excellent finishing from Tony Brosnan down the stretch saw them get off the foot of the table with two points for a 1-19 to 1-14 win.

Meanwhile, a highly anticipated encounter between Shannon Blues and Donegal degenerated into a scrappy, testy affair with three men getting sent off — two for the Blues and one for Donegal. The Blues banged in three goals to fell their opponents despite being a man down, the third a superb solo effort from Chris Horan. They now sit in second place on the table.

In the Men’s Senior Hurling Championship, Fr. Tom Burke’s joined Tipperary at the top of the table with a well-earned win over archrivals Galway. Galway led by a point coming into the final quarter, but Tom’s finished the stronger of the teams and a Dylan Costello goal was followed by four unanswered points to claim a 2-21 to 1-18 victory. Earlier in the day the junior hurlers of Worcester made their first foray into the higher levels of competition and fell to Tipperary by a score of 2-7 to 1-15.

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