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 almost always
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 field and
Posted: August 14, 2017, 5:39 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
Fr. Tom Burke’s 1-14 Galway 2-8 Fr. Tom’s took the fourth game of the championship series with a one goal win.  Tom’s were a step ahead of their opponents for most of the game and in the second half the defence did a superb job of shutting down Galway’s forward line.  A last minute stop from goalkeeper Liam Doyle to deny Galway a last chance equalizer saw Tom’s over the line to reclaim the
Posted: August 7, 2017, 11:56 pm
Connemara Gaels 1-14 Aidan McAnespies 2-13 AET The Gaels and McAnespies served up a tremendous game that was full of incident and excitement.  It could have gone either way as early in the second period of extra time the teams were still tied.  With victory in their grasp at the end of normal time, McAnespies saw a three point injury time lead slip away and the Gaels force extra time.  In the
Posted: August 7, 2017, 11:49 pm
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 v Wolfe Tones – 2:00 Sunday Aug 6 Hard to believe that we are already at the knockout stages of the senior football championship.  Sunday at 2:00 sees Shannon Blues and Wolfe Tones meet in the first of 2 quarter finals.  The teams met in their final regular season game last week, a game that the Blues won handily.  It is not a game to use as a reliable yardstick as the
Posted: August 5, 2017, 3:29 am
St. Brendan's and Trinity Milton met in the U8 Final. Hundreds of underage players and families from the New England region made the 460 mile journey westwards to Buffalo, NY to compete in the 2017 CYC tournament.  It is the largest Gaelic sports youth tournament outside of Ireland, and took place from July 27 – 30 at the beautiful West Seneca Soccer Complex about 10 miles from downtown
Posted: August 4, 2017, 10:51 pm
Shannon Blues 6-20 Wolfe Tones 1-17 Given 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. There 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

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