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
Worcester v Barley House Wolves
There was no separating these teams when they met earlier in the year, and for most of this final it looked like it was heading towards another draw. But three goals in the second half lifted Worcester to victory, and their captain Liam Kelly lifted the cup on a 3-06 to 0-08 scoreline.
Worcester Captain Liam Kelly raises the junior C hurling cup.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:07 am
Tipperary v Offaly
Offaly started this match very brightly and for most of the first half it looked like Tipperary might have been California dreamin’ too early. But going a man down early seemed to spark the Premier county men and they’re off to San Francisco with cup in hand after raising their game near the heights shown all year.
Stephen Brown struck the sliotar cleanly, and Offaly
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:05 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
Cork 3-22 Connemara Gaels 5-8 (AET)
The Gaels seemed to have the game in the bag, but Cork
pulled off a second half comeback to force extra time. The rebels then had more in reserve for the
additional 20 minutes and in the end came out comfortable victors. Cathail Arnold was the center of all things
good for the Corkmen, and when the Down man had the ball in his hands it was
Posted: August 14, 2017, 8:17 pm
Another junior A Semi-Final, another game that went into extra time. It was tight all the way through, and with Tom’s ahead by a point in injury time, and Offaly free leveled matters to send it into extra time. A sending off in the additional period did not help Tom’s cause, and a Shaun Dunne goal early in the second period set up Offaly for the win and a date with Tipperary next week.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 5:55 pm
Donegal 6-12 Cork 0-16
Donegal put in a six goal performance to deliver their third
junior B football trophy in a row.
Christy McLaughlin was the man of the hour, netting two goals and
putting some beautiful points over the bar from all angles and distances. In the second half when Cork were pushing
close to catching Donegal, the Malin native retreated to the middle of the
Posted: August 14, 2017, 5:39 pm