The GAA GPA All Star Tour to Boston takes place this weekend.
The 2014 GAA/GPA football All Stars left Dublin Airport on Thursday last for the All Star tour to Boston. The match will take place at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton Boston at 1.30 pm (local time). Former Mayo manager James Horan takes over as the 2014 team manager due to Jim McGuinness being unable to travel. Jim Gavin will be the 2017 team manager.
There are 7 Mayo players on this year’s GAA GPA All Star tour to Boston. Aidan O’Shea, Cillian O’Connor, Colm Boyle, Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Rob Hennelly & Seamus O’Shea are on this years team. The curtain raiser for the match will be an u-12’s selection from the Shannon Gaels club in New York taking on a selection form Boston.
Ian Galvin the New York manager said recently;
“We are really looking forward to the game. I’m delighted to get the opportunity to get the players together. We have a lot of new lads and there’s been a good turnover of players. It’s a huge honor for our players to be able to show their abilities before the best players in Ireland and I’m sure it will be a well contested game against Boston.”
The 2014 All Star Tour Players are as follows:
Aidan O’Shea, Mayo; Bernard Brogan, Dublin; Cian O’Sullivan, Dublin; Cillian O’Connor, Mayo; Colin O’Riordan, Tipperary; Colin Walshe, Monaghan; Colm Boyle, Mayo; Conor McManus, Monaghan; David Moran, Kerry; Donnchadh Walsh, Kerry; Drew Wylie, Monaghan; Fionn Fitzgerald, Kerry; James O’Donoghue, Kerry; Keith Higgins, Mayo; Killian Clarke, Cavan; Lee Keegan, Mayo; Martin Dunne, Cavan; Michael Darragh Macauley, Dublin; Michael Murphy, Donegal; Neil Gallagher, Donegal; Neil McGee, Donegal; Paul Flynn, Dublin; Paul Durcan, Donegal;Paddy McBrearty, Donegal; Rob Hennelly, Mayo; Rory O’Carroll, Dublin; Ryan McHugh, Donegal; Seamus O’Shea, Mayo; Sean Cavanagh, Tyrone; Shane Walsh, Galway; Tony Kernan, Armagh.
The New York team:
Gavin Joyce (Cavan), Ger McCartan (Kerry), Kieran O’Connor (Kerry), Ronan McGinley (Cavan), Keith Scally (Westmeath), Lee Kelly (Rockland), Mike Jim Fitzgerald (Kerry), Brian Connor (Leitrim), Keith O’Connor (Cork), Colm Maginn (Cavan), Sean Dalton (Cavan), JJ Mathews (Longford), Gary O’Driscoll (Kerry, Captain), Luke Loughlin (Westmeath), Jer O’Sullivan (Kerry), Tommy Warburton (Cavan), Richey Morgan (Armagh), Michael Hallissey (Armagh), Liam Deane (Barnabas), Shane Hogan (Barnabas), Ciaran Hughes (Leitrim), Mickey Leneghan (Cork), Ross Wherity (Kerry), Damian McCaughey (Manhattan Gaels), Keith Quinn (Leitrim), Jason Kelly (Offaly), Dermot Mullen (Cork).
The Boston team:
Eoin Connolly (Connemara Gaels), Paddy Coakley (McAnespies), Colin Mc Carron (Donegal), Sean Doherty (Donegal), Shane Kelly (Shannon Blues), Damien Doolin (Connemara Gaels), David Clifford (Shannon Blues), Sean Connelly (Connemara Gaels), Garry Brilly (Wolfe Tones), Pat McNicholas (Connemara Gaels), Conor Mullen (Shannon Blues), Niall Gallen (Mc Anespies), Paudie Kenneally (Christophers), Collie Donnelly (McAnespies), Pat Murray (Shannon Blues), Ian Whelan (Kerry), Noel Graham (Connemara Gaels), Matt Smith (Donegal), Gareth O’Neill (McAnespies), Mike O’Brien (Wolfe Tones), Coleman Mulkerins (Connemara Gaels), Cormac Joyce-Power (Wolfe Tones), Robbie Croft (Kerry), Conor Fitzgerald (Shannon Blues), Ciaran Mc Devitt (Donegal), Sean Moriarty (Shannon Blues), Joey Fitzpatrick (Kerry), Dan Kenneally (Christophers), Dan McCabe (Wolfe Tones), Shane Kavanagh (Shannon Blues), Joe O’Shea (Kerry), Mark Dunphy (Donegal).
Full All Star tour details.