Boston GAA finals - a preview and schedule


Ladies Senior Football Final - Boston Shamrocks v Connacht Ladies

The Shamrocks, once the dominant force in Ladies football in Boston, have made a massive comeback this year. Winning all but one of their games, the Shamrocks made it straight into the final. The team contains two sets of sisters from opposite ends of the country. Edel and Sharon McGovern have represented Fermanagh at all levels. Edel mans the back line while Sharon does the damage up front. Also, Mary and sister Linda form part of a dangerous forward line, along with Orla Heavey who can pick off points from distance. Captained by Anne Marie McDonald, the Shamrocks will be hard to beat. What may give their opposition an opening is that the ladies in green and gold have gone almost a full month without a competitive game, having qualified for the final at the end of July. Maybe the Shamrocks will start slow, but once they get going, they will be hard to stop.

Connacht Ladies are new to the Ladies scene in Boston and have made a splash right away. Having earned their place in the final with a fine display in the last 15 minutes against Tir na nOg, Connacht will fancy their chances in the final. The side has a forward line to be reckoned with. Sligo’s Louise Brett anchors the forward line, and with Tyrone’s Jane Ward as well as Waterford county player Sinead Ryan, the Shamrocks back line will have a lot to deal with. Imelda McNulty and Caroline Newton will give the Connacht ladies some added punch as they attempt to win a championship in their first season.

Boston GAA Finals Schedule

Saturday August 25

3:00 Junior B Football Final: Cork or Galway v Donegal or Kerry

5:00 Junior Hurling Final: Tipperary v Fr. Tom Burke’s

Field B

3:00 Junior C Hurling Final: Portland v Barley House Wolves

Sunday August 26

11:30 Junior A Football Final: Wolfe Tones v Donegal

1:00 Ladies Senior Football Final: Boston Shamrocks v Connacht Ladies

2:30 Senior Hurling Final: Galway v Wexford or Tipperary

4:00 Senior Football Final: Donegal v Shannon Blues