San Francisco hosted the 2017 North American GAA finals on
Labor Day weekend. The games were played
at Pairc na nGael on Treasure Island, San Francisco GAA’s home facility. Treasure Island is a man-made island in the
middle of San Francisco Bay that was created from dredging the harbor to make
for safer shipping channels. The island was
created in 1937-38 and the Golden Gate Exposition was
Posted: September 5, 2017, 1:39 am
Cork v Shannon Blues
Cork relied on an injury time penalty last week to reach this final, and the Rebel men made it interesting once again as they scored a last minute goal to claim this thrilling decider by a single point. It was the club’s first win in this competition in twelve years, which will make the refreshments tonight in Cambridge taste all the sweeter.
Cork made it all the
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:03 am
Shannon Blues v Aidan McAnespies
The sun was setting on a perfect summer evening as the champagne-soaked Shannon Blues raised the cup. It was a physical encounter, more tactical than thrilling, but the Blues fully deserved to go through to the North American finals. Brian ‘Biscuits’ Kennedy had his charges in shape and in tune for this final, and Boston GAA Chairman John Farrell described
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:00 am
Sunday August 20 - Irish Cultural Center, Canton Mass.
4:00 Senior Football Final – Shannon Blues v Aidan
McAnespies have made it this far against the odds - can they take the final step?
So, we are down to the last two teams standing after a very
close run senior football championship.
Starting with the Shannon Blues.
The Blues have at times looked unstoppable this year
Posted: August 17, 2017, 12:20 am
Galway 0-14 Shannon Blues 2-13
Shannon Blues put in a dominant second half performance to
overturn a five point half-time deficit and end with a 5 point win. The Blues won the lion’s share of second half
possession and when Galway did manage to get into scoring range, the Blues
defence smothered any opportunity of scoring.
A Darren Wallace second half goal spurred the Blues comeback, and
Posted: August 14, 2017, 11:30 pm
Sunday August 13
Shannon Blues v Galway 1:45
First up are Galway and the Shannon Blues. Galway find themselves one game away from
repeating last year’s final appearance.
The westerners field a balanced side and play a fluid style, moving the
ball well when in possession. There are
plenty of finishers in the forward line.
Home based stalwart Kevin Cummins can be relied on to come up
Posted: August 11, 2017, 3:21 am
Shannon Blues 1-20 Wolfe Tones 0-12
Shannon Blues advanced to the semi-finals with a handsome
quarter-final win over the Wolfe Tones on Sunday afternoon. A goal from Josh Ryan early in the second
half put the game out of reach for the Tones.
The Blues moved the ball well out of defence, and their speed and
strength, along with some good finishing, saw them into the next stage of the
Posted: August 7, 2017, 11:42 pm
Shannon Blues 6-20 Wolfe Tones 1-17
the results of the earlier games, a Shannon Blues win in the final match of the
day could see them securing the second seed and joining Donegal with a
semi-finals spot, patiently awaiting the winners of next week’s quarterfinals.
was very little separating the sides in the opening fifteen minutes. The Blues
got scores from the ever
Posted: August 2, 2017, 3:25 pm
Shannon Blues 3-18 Aidan McAnespies 0-12
Shannon Blues scored an emphatic win over Aidan McAnespies
Sunday afternoon and one that will alleviate any worries following last week’s
stunning Galway comeback. The Blues got
on top early and did not let up for the remainder of the game. A step ahead of their opponents, and enjoying
a wealth of possession, the Blues forwards feasted on the supply.
Posted: July 17, 2017, 9:29 pm
Shannon Blues 3-17 Galway 4-16
The final game of the day has to have been one of the most dramatic
seen in Canton for manys a year. The
Shannon Blues started off with a blitzing of Galway and were ahead by a 2-7 to
1-0 score after 15 minutes. Plenty of
the crowd moved in the direction of the gate, Galway looked dead and buried
already, it’s over. Galway pulled off
the win of the century
Posted: July 10, 2017, 2:35 am