Wednesday 18 July 2018

Dreaming of history in a sleepless city - GAA in New York has always been about more than just results

Gaelic Park, New York, as the teams parade before the game in May, 2006. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Gaelic Park, New York, as the teams parade before the game in May, 2006. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

The line from across the Atlantic is crystal clear but New York GAA stalwart Seamus Dooley sounds like a man who has never left his home in Killanny, the small townland on the outskirts of Carrickmacross that straddles the Louth-Monaghan border.

He's spent 40-plus years Stateside but it hasn't taken a lick off the strong drawl associated with that part of the world.

"They all say to me I never lost the accent," he laughs.

"I remember going to Capitol Hill a few years ago as part of the ILIR (Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform) delegation and we were going up there to make a presentation.

"Anyway I got up to speak to make our case. I had only got going and I felt this tug on my jacket. I looked down and saw it was Ted Kennedy.

"He looked at me and said: 'Mr Dooley, please speak in English'."

Jamie Clarke. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile
Jamie Clarke. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Rubbing shoulders with one of the great American political dynasties aside, Dooley is the typical New York GAA story.

He landed out there in 1972 and followed a well-worn path by making Gaelic Park his first stop.

It was a visit that led to a lifelong affiliation. When injury brought an end to his playing days, he filled various roles with the Monaghan club before going to hold almost every office on the New York county board, including chairman for four years.

Tomorrow 'The Park' will move to a familiar, annual rhythm. Dooley and around 4,000 others are expected at the Bronx venue for the GAA's big day out in the Big Apple.

Unusually, New York are been given a big chance of recording their first win in the Connacht championship against Leitrim and in some ways a New York win would be fitting.

Tomorrow marks 90 years since the first GAA match was played at the venue. Plans are in place to ensure the GAA's legacy there extends well beyond that anniversary with work due to begin on a new social club at the venue later this year.

Those involved in the GAA in New York reckon it's the biggest Irish centre in the world outside Ireland.

It's also their 20th game since they first entered the Connacht championship in 1999. And the bookmakers, at least, reckon they have never had a better chance.

Gaelic Park, New York has a proud history
Gaelic Park, New York has a proud history

Last year's game against Sligo saw them installed at around 5/2. This time around, they have been priced at close to evens.

That price probably doesn't do justice to Leitrim's significant improvement in form towards the end of their league campaign while reports from the challenge game circuit suggest they have been moving well.

Talisman Emlyn Mulligan is edging back to full fitness after a third cruciate operation. But despite everything that works against them, New York GAA people are giving themselves a chance. Otherwise, what would be the point?

Should New York win it would mean they'd have to return to Ireland for a Connacht semi-final. Theirs has been a complicated relationship with the GAA mainland. But their pedigree in terms of winning things pre-dates even Dooley's involvement.

On occasion they have shown an ability to produce sides a match for anything at home. New York have won three NFL crowns, having won the title in 1950, '64 and '67, beating 'home' winners Cavan, Dublin and Galway in the finals.

Dublin and Galway, who had completed the three in a row in 1966, were reigning All-Ireland champions when they came Stateside.

Around that time emigration levels were high enough that New York could churn out powerful teams in both codes.

In 1969 they beat then All-Ireland champions Kilkenny in a competition called the 'World Cup' but not long after that, links to home fell away until New York lobbied to be part of the All-Ireland race in the late 1990s.

"It's 20 years ago, Monty Moloney, he was from Galway, he got us into it," Dooley recalled.

"He was the president of the association here. We used to play in the Gael Linn Cup and we'd play the winners of it and we won that a few times, so we decided we'd go into the Connacht then. Everyone said we wouldn't count but we've gone very close to winning on a few occasions."

For the first three years of the arrangement, which started in 1999, New York travelled back to Ireland for their games in Connacht but they fell to heavy defeats to Mayo, Galway and Roscommon.

The last time the New York team came back to Ireland was in the summer of 2001, the events of 9/11 making travel to the US more difficult.

"After a few years, the decision was made then to have the game in New York, possibly to make them more competitive. That has been the arrangement since," Prenty said.

On the days they shipped heavy beatings, the New York fixture has seen like little more than a social exercise.

On others, however, they have come desperately close to a breakthrough. The closest shave yet came when Leitrim were brought to extra-time in 2003.

Two years ago Roscommon, who had spent the spring pulling up trees in Division 1, escaped the Bronx with just a point to spare while New York's 2010 performance actually prompted a change in rule.

Galway, under All-Ireland winning manager Joe Kernan, came to the Bronx that year. The Tribesmen won out but only after putting an unfair gloss on the scoreline that saw them hit 1-2 in injury time against 13 New Yorkers.

At that stage, the GAA didn't allow for the possibility that the visiting team might lose.

It was confirmed that had Galway faltered that day, their championship would have died there. The championship has since been tweaked. In the event of a New York win, the banished side will be afforded entry into the back door.

That's a luxury that is not yet afforded to New York. For a while at least, it looked like an arrangement that suited everyone given the obvious visa issues that would arise.

When New York beat Derry to reach the Ulster hurling final in 2006, the game wasn't played on its original date because the Exiles couldn't travel. The final was eventually played in Boston as a curtain-raiser to the inter-provincial final later that year.

New York would like to see that changed. Current football manager Justin O'Halloran recently insisted that travel wouldn't be an issue for the majority of his panel.

O'Halloran was the man at the helm when they came closest to an upset when they almost stunned Roscommon a few years ago. And he's the man in charge as they look to make a piece of history tomorrow.

While Leitrim, on paper, have represented New York's best chance of an upset, the last time they were in town the handed out a 24-point beating to their hosts.

Mulligan, who hit 3-7 that day, will be in tow once more tomorrow. He also hit 0-11 in the previous fixture.

Still, there's a little extra excitement around this game. A recent win over Corofin underpins the belief Stateside they have a team that will compete.

Admittedly, the All-Ireland club champions were just hours off the plane but New York saw enough in themselves to know they have a chance.

Clarke is the Broadway attraction in their team but in Tom Cunniffe they have a man who has tasted football's biggest day. And while big names from home will always backbone any good New York team, there's a handful of American-born players expected to be on the match day panel, including Shane Hogan and Mike Cregan, whose father hails from Leitrim.

Dooley gives them a chance. He's not involved with New York this year, instead devoting his time to the NYPD GAA team ahead of their clash with their counterparts in Fire department. But he'll be in Gaelic Park tomorrow.

In 2009, the 'New York Times' carried a piece headlined, 'The Fading of the Green.' It charted the declining numbers of Irish in the city and used the experience of the GAA there to underline its central point: that the influence of the Association and the Irish in general in the city was fading.

Weakened

But Dooley believes GAA in the city has changed rather than weakened.

There are fewer senior teams but there's a vibrant women's game that didn't exist when he first landed.

There's also a strong underage set-up that yielded a Féile title last year. And since he first arrived in 1972, 'The Park' has been the umbilical cord and that hasn't changed.

Just last week he met three lads there, fresh off the plane and mad for football. Two of them got jobs on the spot and the other "will start on Monday".

This week there's much talk of an historic win. Leitrim will have plenty to say about that but no matter the result, Gaelic Park and the GAA will continue to provide its basic function and act as a first port of call.

It's a generational thing, Dooley explains. When he arrived in New York first someone helped him. It only stands to reason that he'd do the same now and in the process try and keep the association alive.

"We look after each other. You have to," Dooley explains. "It's 40-odd years since I came out here and it's what I got involved in and it's what I do. Other than that I go up to see my daughter and my two grandsons. Even then, I'm trying to teach them Gaelic football. It's what you grew up with. It's only natural that you try and pass it on."

Even Ted Kennedy could understand that.

New York's record in the Championship

1999

Mayo 3-13

New York 0-10

MacHale Park

 

An historic first day out for the championship’s newest team ends in disappointment in front of 5,000 people in Castlebar but writing in the Irish Independent, Eugene McGee was suitably impressed with their efforts: “I reckon that they would have beaten half a dozen of the county teams taking part in this year’s championship and possibly more. So their right to compete in the championship, based on ability, should not be in question.”

 

SCORERS – Mayo: C McMenamon 1-3, M Sheridan 0-5, D Nestor 1-2, J Horan 0-3, B Maloney 1-0.

New York: W O’Donnell, P Mahoney, M Slowey 0-2 each; K Keaveney, K Lily, S Cassidy, E Cleary 0-1 each.

MAYO – Peter Burke; Aidan Higgins, Kevin Cahill, Gordon Morley; Fergal Costello, David Heaney, Noel Connelly; James Nallen, David Brady; Maurice Sheridan, James Horan, Colm McMenamon; Michael Moyles, Ger Brady (Claremorris), David Nestor. Subs: Brian Maloney for Moyles.

NEW YORK – Emmet Haughian; Gerry Kelly, Sean Teague, Neville Dunne; Jim Donoghue, Brian McCabe, Richie Purcell; Pat Mahoney, Gary Dowd; William O’Donnell, Michael Slowey, Kieran Keaveney; Kevin Lily, Stephen Cassidy, Eddie Murphy. Subs: Edmund Cleary for Dowd, Enda Henry for Murphy, Joe Cassidy for Kelly.

Referee: Seamus Prior (Leitrim)

 

2000

Galway 1-15

New York 1-5

Tuam Stadium

No joy at the second time of asking with one report stating of New York: “The visitors fought bravely to the end and were probably satisfied in the circumstances to keep the margin at 10 points – especially as it appeared Galway always had a little more in reserve.”

 

SCORERS – Galway: J Fallon 1-2, P Clancy 0-4, N Finnegan 0-3, D Savage, P Joyce 0-2 each, J Bergin, S óg de Paor 0-1 each

New York: M Slowey 1-3, G Dowd, M Coleman 0-1.

Galway – M McNamara; T Meehan, J Killeen, R Fahy; D Meehan, R Silke, S óg de Paor; S ó Domhnaill, J Bergin; P Clancy, J Fallon, T Joyce; D Savage, P Joyce N Finnegan. Subs: J Divilly for R Fahy, L Colleran for Fallon, M Donnellan for T Joyce, C Comer for P Joyce.

New York – E Doherty; K Murray, O Cummins, K Walsh; P Reilly, K Ryan, P O’Connor; J Meehan, G Dowd; D Breslin, M Coleman, P Sloan; T Blake, B McCabe, M Slowey. Subs: M Comerford for Breslin, J Walsh for O’Connor, S Nolan for Blake.

 

2001

Roscommon 3-13

New York 1-9

Dr Hyde Park

New York made a slow start but pulled the gap back to three points with 15 minutes to play before Roscommon pulled away. “It’s only a matter of time before New York win a championship game,” Roscommon manager John Tobin said afterwards. “We’re very lucky to escape with the win today.”

 

SCORERS – Roscommon: F Dolan 2-1, N Dineen 1-1, G Lohan 0-4, J Hanley 0-2, M Ryan, F Grehan, S Lohan, G Cox, J Dunning 0-1 each.

New York: P Loughran 1-3, P O’Connor, B Driscoll, K Lilly 0-2 each.

Roscommon – Shane Curran; Denis Gavin, John Whyte, Clifford McDonald; Mike Ryan, Francie Grehan, Paul Noone; Fergal O’Donnell, Peter Mahon; Alan Nolan, John Hanley, Gerry Lohan; Nigel Dineen, Stephen Lohan, Frankie Dolan. Subs: Derek Thompson for Gavin, Gary Cox for Lohan, Kevin Keane for Mahon, Martin Raftery for Keane, Jonathan Dunning for Dineen.

New York – Eunan Doherty; Barry Kelly, Owen Cummins, Kieran Walsh; PJ Lanigan, Martin Slowey, Niall McCready; Pat Mahoney, Gary Dowd; Philip Sloan, Paddy O’Connor, Bingo O’Driscoll; Kevin Lilly, Peter Loughran, Jamie O’Driscoll. Subs: Kieran Ryan for Kelly, John Meehan for Dowd, Darren Rocks for Sloan, Kieran Keavney for O’Connor.

 

2002

New York 1-11

Sligo 1-19

Gaelic Park, New York

New York have their games switched to their home patch in the Big Apple in a bid to make them more competitive.

Gaelic Park had its baseball diamond overlaid by new turf for the occasion and once again New York are within three down the home straight before Sligo pull away.

“New York has a place in the Connacht Championship — without a shadow of a doubt. They showed today that they could compete,” Sligo’s Eamonn O’Hara said afterwards.

 

SCORERS: Sligo: G McGowan 0-7, M Brehony 1-3, T Brennan, D Sloyan 0-3, S Davey 0-1.

New York: M Slowey 1-5, K Lilly 0-4, N McPartland, G Dowd 0-1 each.

Sligo – James Curran; Patrick Naughton, Neil Carew, Mark Cosgrove; Padraig Doohan, Brendan Phillips, Karl O’Neill; Paul Durkin, Kieran Quinn; Mark Brehony, Eamon O’Hara, Sean Davey; Tommy Brennan, Dessie Sloyan, Gerry McGowan. Subs: Nigel Clancy, David Durkin, John McPartland.

New York – Eunan Doherty; Pa Murphy, Owen Cummins, Niall McCready; Martin Slowey, Johnny O’Driscoll, Paul O’Connor; Martin Coll, Kenny O’Connor; Jamie O’Driscoll, Noel McPartland, Bingo O’Driscoll; Kevin Lilly, Michael Slowey, Paddy O’Connor. Subs: Gary Dowd, Darren Rocks, Donal Breslin, Paul Higgins, Kieran Walsh.

Ref – Pat McEneaney (Monaghan)

 

2003

New York 0-12

Leitrim 0-14

(After extra-time)

Gaelic Park, New York

 

Leitrim were given the “fright of their lives” in the Bronx as they were brought to extra-time. They’d have a another narrow escape on the way home as Ciarán Murray escaped  a possible seven-year stretch in jail after joking he’d a bomb in his bag at the airport.

 

SCORERS – Leitrim: P McLoughlin 0-8 (4f), O Maguire (2f), S Quinn 0-2 each, S Canning, C Regan 0-1 each. New York: K Lilly 0-5 (3f), E O’Reilly 0-3 (2f), F O’Neill 0-2, G Dowd, B O’Driscoll 0-1 each.

LEITRIM – G Phelan; J McKean, J Phelan, M McGuinness; N Gilbane, S Foley, D Reynolds; P McDermott, C Carroll; S Canning, S Quinn, D Maxwell; M Duignan, O Maguire, P McLoughlin.

NEW YORK – E Doherty; P Murphy, Paul O’Connor, Paddy O’Connor; P Sloan, K Newell, J Mitchell; K O’Connor, J Killeen; K Lilly, G Dowd, B O’Driscoll; B McGrogan, E Reilly, F O’Neill.

Ref –  S McCormack (Meath)

 

2004

New York 1-8

Mayo 3-28

Gaelic Park, New York

New York are brought back down to earth with a bang by the side that would contest that year’s All-Ireland final.

 

SCORERS – Mayo: C Mortimer 1-12 (6f), A O’Malley 1-3, A Moran 0-5, M Moyles 1-1, J Gill 0-2, M McNicholas 0-2, B Maloney 0-1, A Dillon 0-1, F Costello 0-1. New York: K O’Connor 1-1, K Lilly 0-3, E Bradley 0-2, M Dobbin 0-2 (2f).

MAYO – P Burke; D Geraghty, P Kelly, G Ruane; F Costello, D Sweeney, J Nallen; D Heaney, D Brady; J Gill, A Dillon, A Moran; C Mortimer, B Maloney, M McNicholas. Subs: A O’Malley for Maloney (35), R McGarrity for Heaney (49), M Moyles for Dillon (53), P Gardiner for Nallen (55), G Mullins for Costello (61).

NEW YORK – E Doherty; D Costello, P O’Connor, P Murphy; M Slowey, K Newell, D Callaghan; K O’Connor, J Killeen; S McInerney, E Bradley, B O’Driscoll; K Lilly, S Russell, B Newman. Subs: G Dowd for S McInerney (28), J Shaw for D Callaghan (28), P Higgins for S Russell (35), M Dobbin for B O’Driscoll (40).

Ref – M Collins (Cork)

 

2005

New York 0-6

Galway 3-14

Gaelic Park, New York

A second heavy defeat inside 12 months for the Exiles.

SCORERS – Galway: M Meehan 2-2, P Clancy 1-2, M Clancy, 0-3, P Joyce 0-2, M Donnellan 0-2, J Bergin 0-2, S Walsh 0-1. New York: PJ Ward 0-4, M Keaveney 0-1, M Mitchell 0-1.

GALWAY – A Keane; R Fahey, K Fitzgerald, V Feeney; D Meehan, D Burke, M Comer; J Bergin, N Coleman; John Devane, P Clancy, M Donnellan; M Meehan, P Joyce, M Clancy. Subs: C Monaghan for Fitzgerald, S óg de Paor for Burke, S Walsh for Devane, T Giblin for Feeney, B Cullinane for Coleman.

NEW YORK – E Byrne; P Murphy, J Mitchell, N Corbett; N Smith, P O’Connor, S Campbell; C Loughnane, S Lordan; R Garvey, R Moran, M Dobbin; PJ Ward, B Newman, P Smith. Subs: T Healy for Loughnane; M Keaveney for Ward, M Mitchell for Garvey, M Donaghy for Newman, S Flynn for Smith.

 

2006

New York 0-9

Roscommon 1-14

Gaelic Park, New York

New York had cut a five-point deficit to just one with 13 to play but once again they faded down the home straight.

 

SCORERS – Roscommon: G Henaghan 1-5, B Mullen 0-2, R Dooner, S O’Neill, S Lohan, G Lohan, S Fahy, E Keeny, C Mannion 0-1 each.

New York: A McCarron 0-4, R Moran 0-2, V Gavin, G Dowd, K O’Connor 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON – D Lennon; P O’Connor, D Casey, S McDermott; S Daly, J Nolan, R Dooner; S O’Neill, Brian Mullen; S Lohan, G Henaghan, M Finneran; E Kenny, G Lohan, S Fahy. Subs: J Tiernan, C Mannion.

NEW YORK – C Green; M Corbett, J Mitchell, D Rooney; C McEver, A Rooney, P Murphy; K O’Connor, G Dowd, A McCarron; S Munnelly, G Dorgan, M Dobbin; R Moran, V Gavin. Subs: S Flynn for Dorgan, P Smith for Gavin,  J O’Halloran for Rooney.

Ref – A Mangan (Kerry)

 

2007

New York 1-3

Sligo 2-18

Gaelic Park, New York

Sligo goals in the first and last minutes of the first half ensured this was no contest.

 

SCORERS – Sligo: M Breheny 0-6 (4f), A Marron 0-3, E O’Hara, K Quinn 1-0 each, D Kelly, P Gallagher, J McPartland 0-2 each, R Donavon, B Curran, S Davey 0-1 each. New York: R Garvey 1-1 (1f), V Gavin, S Russell 0-1 each.

NEW YORK – C Greene; A Glacken, D Riney, A Foley; M Mitchell, J Mitchell, A Power; K O’Connor, S Russell; S Munnelly, R Moran, V Gavin; R Garvey, K Lilly, M Dobbin. Subs: D Doona for Dobbin,  D Reilly for Power, C Hunter for Lilly, K Lilly for Doona.

SLIGO – P Greene; C Harrison, N McGuire, R Donavon; P McGovern, M McGovern, J Davey; E O’Hara, K Quinn; B Curran, M Breheny, S Davey; D Kelly, P Gallagher, G McGowan. Subs: A Marren for McGowan, J McPartland for Curran.

 

2008

New York 0-6

Leitrim 0-18

Gaelic Park, New York

Emlyn Mulligan, who will be part of the Leitrim squad tomorrow, kicked 11 points in another heavy defeat for New York.

 

SCORERS – New York: L O’Donnell 0-2, A O’Connor (f), P Smith, M Dobbin, D Doona (f) 0-1 each. Sligo: E Mulligan 0-11 (10f), M Duignan 0-2; D Maxwell, D Brennan, P McGuinness, D O’Connor, F McBrien 0-1 each.

NEW YORK – Pa Ryan; Joe Bell, Aidan Power, Alan Foley; Lonan Maguire, Dermot Keane, Johnny Goldrick; Kenny O’Connor (captain), Adrian O’Connor;  Liam O’Donnell, Paddy Smith, Mark Dobbin; CJ Molloy, Dan Doona, Robert Moran. Subs: Paul Mulhearne for Molloy (35), Kevin Lilly for Dobbin (45).

LEITRIM – Enda Lyons; Dermot Reynolds, John McKeon, Shane Foley; Gary Reynolds, Michael McGuinness, Barry Prior; Gary McCloskey (captain), Michael Duignan; Emlyn Mulligan, Declan Maxwell, Ciaran Duignan; Donal Brennan, David OConnor, Michael Foley.

Subs: Phillip McGuinness for C. Duignan (26), Barry McWeeney for Brennan (58) Darren Duignan for O’Connor (62), Fintan McBrien for M Foley (66 ); James Glancy for Maxwell (71 ).

Ref – Paraic Hughes (Armagh)

 

2009

Mayo 2-19

New York 0-10

Gaelic Park, New York

Seamus Smith’s New York started well and kicked the first four points of the game but a goal from debutant Aidan O’Shea helped Mayo to a comfortable win.

 

Scorers – Mayo: A O’Shea 1-2 (1f); A Moran 0-4; P Harte 1-1; A Dillon 0-3; A Kilcoyne 0-3 (1 45); T Mortimer 0-2; P Gardiner, T Parsons, R McGarrity, B Moran 0-1 each. New York: P Smith 0-4; R Moran 0-2 (2f); J McNicholas (1f), F Cleary, T McGovern, R Caffrey 0-1 each.

MAYO – D Clarke; L O’Malley, G Cafferkey, K McLoughlin; P Gardiner, T Howley, D Vaughan; T Parsons, R McGarrity; P Harte, T Mortimer, A Dillon; A Moran, A O’Shea, B Moran. Subs: J Nallen for Howley (49); B Padden for Parsons (55); A Kilcoyne for A Moran (59); D Heaney for McLoughlin (62); M Sweeney for Dillon (67)

NEW YORK – E Byrne; J Bell, A Downes, C Hunter; D Keane, A Raftery, B O’Reilly; R Moran, R Garvey; J McNicholas, P Smith, K McGeeney; J Goldrick, D Reilly, F Cleary. Subs: G Dowd for Reilly (23); A Carolan for Downes (29); R Caffrey for Garvey (50); S Carthy for McNicholas (51); T McGovern for McGeeney (66)

REF – Rory Hickey (Clare)

 

2010

New York         0-12

Galway    2-13

Gaelic Park, New York

Galway, with 2002 All-Ireland-winning manager Joe Kernan in charge, are pushed hard and lead by one at the short whistle. “Shouts from Joe Kernan were easily heard in the Galway dressing room during the half-time break,” read one report.

 

SCORERS – Galway: P Joyce 1-6, N Joyce 0-4, C Bane 1-1, G Sice, M Clancy 0-1 each.

New York: D Doona 0-5, J Murtagh 0-4, B Reilly, A O’Connor, J Bell 0-1 each.

Galway – E O Conghaile, K Fitzgerald, F Hanley, A Burke, D Blake, G O’Donnell, D Burke, B Cullinane, N Coleman, G Sice, F Breathnach, J Bergin, E Concannon, P Joyce, N Joyce. Subs: M Clancy for Breatneach, T Fahy for D Burke, C for Cullinane, D Cummins for Sice.

New York – P Ryan. L Maguire, B McGourty, C McCarron, J Bell, A Raftery, A Power, P Madden, A O’Connor, J Murtagh, P O’Hara, J Kelly, R Caffrey, D Doona, B Reilly. Subs: K McGeeney for Caffrey, R Donovan for Reilly, J Moynagh for Bell, J Killeen for O’Hara.

 

2011

New York 1-11

Roscommon 3-21

Gaelic Park, New York

Despite having only played the Division 4  league final – which they lost – the previous week, Roscommon are much too strong.

 

Scorers – Roscommon: D Shine 0-6 (1f, 1 45), K Higgins 1-1, S Kilbride 1-3 (0-1f), C Cregg 1-1, C Devanney 0-3, I Kilbride, M Finneran, E Kenny, D Ward, P Domican, K Mannion, S O’Neill 0-1 each. New York: D Doona 0-4 (0-4f), K O’Connor 1-1, J Kelly 0-2, (0-1 f, 0-1 45), CJ Molloy 0-2 (0-1 f), S Harold, and F Cleary 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON – G Claffey, S McDermott, P Domican (capt), N Carty, D Ward, D Keenan, I Kilroy, M Finneran, K Mannion, C Devanney, K Higgins, C Cregg, S O’Grady, S Kilbride, D Shine.

Subs: E Kenny for Shine (37), S Purcell for D Ward, S O’Neill for C Devanney (both 58 ), G Henegan for C Cregg (62), S Ormsby for S Kilbride (66).

NEW YORK – A Hearty, P Lambe, R Stafford, R McGinley, J Goldrick, B McGourty, A Power, P Madden, S Harold, J Kelly, A O’Connor, K Walsh, D Doona (Capt), CJ Molloy, K O’Connor.

Subs: MJ Fitzgerald for J Goldrick (20), S Toner for K Walsh (28), K Smith for S Harold (half time), F Cleary for D Doona (48), D O’Boyle for P Madden (62).

Ref – P McEnaney (Monaghan).

 

2012

New York 0-6

Sligo 3-21

Gaelic Park, New York

Nowhere to hide for New York who were dominated from pillar to post.

 

Scorers – Sligo: S Coen 2-4, A Marren 0-6 (2f), M Breheny 0-3 (3f), P Hughes 1-1, B Egan, S McManus, P McGovern, T Taylor, A Costello, R Donovan, E Mullen 0-1 each. New York: E Carew 0-3 (3f), CJ Molloy 0-2 (2f), S Kelly 0-1.

SLIGO - P Greene; N Ewing, M McGuire, R Donovan; C Harrison, M Quinn, P McGovern; T Taylor, S McManus; B Egan, P Hughes, A Costello; S Coen, A Marren, M Breheny. Subs: E Mullen for T Taylor (56), D Maye for Marren (57), J Davey for Harrison (57), K Cawley for McGovern 64, J Clarke for Costellon (64).

NEW YORK – A Hearty; P Lambe, D O’Dwyer, R McGinley; C Hogan, S Kelly, C Short; MJ Fitzgerald, E Carew; S Kinehan, E Hogan, S Hogan; D Reilly, CJ Molloy D Moore. Subs: M Kennedy for Kinahan (28), C Conlon for S Hogan (h-t), S Kelly for E Hogan (45), R Stafford for Reilly (46).

REF– E Kinsella (Laois)

 

2013

New York 0-7

Leitrim  4-19

Gaelic Park, New York

Emlyn Mulligan is at it again in New York, this time hitting 3-7.

 

SCORERS – Leitrim: E Mulligan 3-7 (6fs), R Lowe 1-1, J Glancy 0-3, T Beirne, B Brennan 0-2, W McKeon, G Hickey, D Sweeney, K Conlon (‘45’) 0-1 each. New York: J Burke 0-3 (2f), R Woods, J Kelly (f), C Lynam, CJ Molloy 0-1 each.

LEITRIM – C McCrann; A Wynne, F McMorrow, P Maguire; D Beck, G Reynolds, W McKeon; T Beirne, D Sweeney; P Brennan, E Mulligan (capt), G Hickey; K Conlon, J Glancy, R Lowe.

Subs: B Brennan for Sweeney (56), B Prior for Conlon (56), Cox for Hickey (46), C Egan for Wynne (60), E Williams for Maguire (75).

NEW YORK – G Joyce; P Lambe (capt), M O’Regan, D Jackson; L Maguire, K Scally, A Raferty; G O’Driscoll, CJ Molloy; E Ward, J Kelly, C Lynam; M Annett, K McGeeney, J Burke. Subs: C Hogan for Ward (26), R Woods for Kelly (35), D O’Dwyer for Lambe (35), R McGinley for Jackson (43), J Connolly for McGeeney (74).

Ref – M Higgins (Fermanagh)

 

2014

New York 0-8

Mayo 4-18

Gaelic Park, New York

Mayo, who had lost narrowly in the previous year’s All-Ireland final, hit four second-half goals to run out handsome winners. Amongst those to line out for the Mayo is Tom Cunniffe who will captain New York tomorrow.

 

Scorers – Mayo: C O’Connor 2-5 (2-0 pens, 5f), E Varley 1-1, D O’Connor 1-0, A Moran 0-3, A O’Shea, K McLoughlin, D Vaughan 0-2 each, J Gibbons, L Keegan, D Coen 0-1 each.

New York: J Kelly 0-3 (3f), B Quigley, A Raftery, R Wherity, J McGeeney, G O’Driscoll 0-1 each.

MAYO – R Hennelly; T Cunniffe, K Keane, K Higgins; L Keegan, C Boyle, D Vaughan; J Gibbons, A O’Shea; D O’Connor, S O’Shea, J Doherty; K McLoughlin, A Moran, C O’Connor. Subs: B Harrison for K Higgins, T Parsons for J Gibbons, A Dillon for D O’Connor, R Feeney for J Doherty, E Varley for K McLoughlin, C O’Shea for A Moran, D Coen for C O’Connor.

NEW YORK – G Joyce; R McGinley, G McCartan, K O Connor; K Scally, P O’Connor, D O’Sullivan; B Quigley, A Raftery; P Boyle, J Kelly, R Wherity; J McGeeney, K Quinn, G O’Driscoll. Subs: C McCormack for K O’Connor, S McNamee for K Scally, H Curran for P O’Connor, J Huvane for D O’Sullivan, N Farrell for P Boyle.

 

2015

New York 0-8

Galway 2-18

Gaelic Park, New York

Galway are much too strong despite a stomach bug hitting the squad in the build-up to the game.

 

SCORERS – Galway: D Comer (2 45), S Walsh 1-4 (1f) each, P O Griofa 0-4, L Silke, S Denvir, F O Curraoin, D Cummins, M Martin, P Conroy 0-1 each. New York: PJ Banville 0-7 (4f), JJ Mathews 0-1.

Galway – T Healy; J Duane, F Hanley, C Sweeney; L Silke, G O’Donnell, S Denvir; F Ó Curraoin, P Conroy; G Sice, S Walsh, E Hoare; P Ó Gríofa, D Comer, D Cummins Subs: P Varley for Denvir, T Flynn for Conroy, M Martin for Sice, M Lundy for Hoare, A Varley for Comer.

New York – G Joyce; R McGinley, G McCartan, K Quinn; B Gibbons; K Scally, C Maginn; A Hope, B Connor; J Kelly, N McFeely, D Freeman; JJ Mathews, PJ Banville, G O’Driscoll. Subs: K Moynagh for Maginn, G McCullagh for Hope, D Nation for Connor, E McPhillis for Kelly.

Ref - C Branagan (Down).

 

2016

New York 0-17

Roscommon 1-15

Gaelic Park, New York

New York came within a whisker of their most famous day against a rattled Roscommon. “I think if we had another minute or two we would have won it,” said manager Justin O’Halloran.

 

Scorers – Roscommon: C Murtagh 1-3 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), F Cregg 0-4fs, C Devaney 0-3, D Murtagh 0-2 (1f), C Cregg, C Connolly, S Kilbride 0-1 each. New York: D Freeman 0-5, B Connor 0-4 (2fs), L Loughlin, P McNeice (3fs) 0-3 each, B Gallagher, K Connolly 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON – G Claffey; S McDermott, N Collins, S Mullooly; J McManus, D Keenan, N McInerney; N Daly, C Compton; F Cregg, C Murtagh, C Devaney; C Connolly, D Murtagh, C Cregg. Subs: J McDermott for C Compton (23), D Shine for Connolly (40), S Kilbride for D Murtagh (60), N Kilroy for Cregg (61).

NEW YORK – V Cadden; R McGinley, G McCartan, K Moynagh; K Scally, J Duane (c), K Quinn; J Glynn, B Gallagher; L Loughlin, B Connor, P McNeice; P Boyle, K Connolly, D Freeman. Subs: J Comerford for Quinn (11, BC), P Lambe for Comorford (40); S Hogan for Duane (43), N Egan for Glynn (60)

Ref - M Deegan (Laois)

 

2017

New York 1-13

Sligo 1-21

Gaelic Park, New York

After the near miss the previous year, an estimated 5,000 crammed into Gaelic Park. The Exiles led inside the final 20 minutes but Sligo powered home 

 

Scorers - Sligo: M Breheny 0-5 (3f); A Marren 0-5 (2f); Kyle Cawley 1-1 (1f); S Coen 0-3f; D Kelly 0-2; P O’Connor 0-2; A Devaney (45), N Ewing, Keelan Cawley 0-1 each.

New York: E McVerry 1-5 (5f); C McGraynor 0-2 (2 ’45); S Hogan, D McKenna, D Culhane, K Connolly, R Wherity, Boyle 0-1 each.

 

New York – V Cadden; T Cunniffe, D Cunnane, P Witherow; G McCartan, D Culhane, K Quinn; B Gallagher, S Hogan; D Sutcliffe; C McGraynor, R Wherity; D McKenna, S O’Connor, E McVerry. Subs: E Flanagan for Cunnane (20); Boyle for McCartan (ht); K Connolly for McGraynor (45); D Freeman for Hogan (57); E Ward for O’Connor (62); R McGinley for Cunniffe (65).

Sligo – A Devaney; R Donavan, C Harrison, E McHugh; Keelan Cawley, B Egan, J Kelly; P O’Connor, A McIntyre; N Ewing, M Breheny, Kyle Cawley; S Coen, P Hughes, A Marren. Subs: D Kelly for Hughes (24); N Gaughan for (28); S Gilmartin for O’Connor (48); C Henry for Breheny (58); D Cummins for Kyle Cawley (68)

Ref – David Gough (Meath)

 

 

New York's record in the Connacht Championship

1999

Mayo 3-13

New York 0-10

MacHale Park

An historic first day out for the championship’s newest team ends in disappointment in front of 5,000 people in Castlebar but writing in the Irish Independent, Eugene McGee was suitably impressed with their efforts: “I reckon that they would have beaten half a dozen of the county teams taking part in this year’s championship and possibly more. So their right to compete in the championship, based on ability, should not be in question.”

SCORERS – Mayo: C McMenamon 1-3, M Sheridan 0-5, D Nestor 1-2, J Horan 0-3, B Maloney 1-0.

New York: W O’Donnell, P Mahoney, M Slowey 0-2 each; K Keaveney, K Lily, S Cassidy, E Cleary 0-1 each.

MAYO – Peter Burke; Aidan Higgins, Kevin Cahill, Gordon Morley; Fergal Costello, David Heaney, Noel Connelly; James Nallen, David Brady; Maurice Sheridan, James Horan, Colm McMenamon; Michael Moyles, Ger Brady (Claremorris), David Nestor. Subs: Brian Maloney for Moyles.

NEW YORK – Emmet Haughian; Gerry Kelly, Sean Teague, Neville Dunne; Jim Donoghue, Brian McCabe, Richie Purcell; Pat Mahoney, Gary Dowd; William O’Donnell, Michael Slowey, Kieran Keaveney; Kevin Lily, Stephen Cassidy, Eddie Murphy. Subs: Edmund Cleary for Dowd, Enda Henry for Murphy, Joe Cassidy for Kelly.

Referee: Seamus Prior (Leitrim)

2000

Galway 1-15

New York 1-5

Tuam Stadium

No joy at the second time of asking with one report stating of New York: “The visitors fought bravely to the end and were probably satisfied in the circumstances to keep the margin at 10 points – especially as it appeared Galway always had a little more in reserve.”

SCORERS – Galway: J Fallon 1-2, P Clancy 0-4, N Finnegan 0-3, D Savage, P Joyce 0-2 each, J Bergin, S óg de Paor 0-1 each

New York: M Slowey 1-3, G Dowd, M Coleman 0-1.

Galway – M McNamara; T Meehan, J Killeen, R Fahy; D Meehan, R Silke, S óg de Paor; S ó Domhnaill, J Bergin; P Clancy, J Fallon, T Joyce; D Savage, P Joyce N Finnegan. Subs: J Divilly for R Fahy, L Colleran for Fallon, M Donnellan for T Joyce, C Comer for P Joyce.

New York – E Doherty; K Murray, O Cummins, K Walsh; P Reilly, K Ryan, P O’Connor; J Meehan, G Dowd; D Breslin, M Coleman, P Sloan; T Blake, B McCabe, M Slowey. Subs: M Comerford for Breslin, J Walsh for O’Connor, S Nolan for Blake.

2001

Roscommon 3-13

New York 1-9

Dr Hyde Park

New York made a slow start but pulled the gap back to three points with 15 minutes to play before Roscommon pulled away. “It’s only a matter of time before New York win a championship game,” Roscommon manager John Tobin said afterwards. “We’re very lucky to escape with the win today.”

SCORERS – Roscommon: F Dolan 2-1, N Dineen 1-1, G Lohan 0-4, J Hanley 0-2, M Ryan, F Grehan, S Lohan, G Cox, J Dunning 0-1 each. 

New York: P Loughran 1-3, P O’Connor, B Driscoll, K Lilly 0-2 each.

Roscommon – Shane Curran; Denis Gavin, John Whyte, Clifford McDonald; Mike Ryan, Francie Grehan, Paul Noone; Fergal O’Donnell, Peter Mahon; Alan Nolan, John Hanley, Gerry Lohan; Nigel Dineen, Stephen Lohan, Frankie Dolan. Subs: Derek Thompson for Gavin, Gary Cox for Lohan, Kevin Keane for Mahon, Martin Raftery for Keane, Jonathan Dunning for Dineen.

New York – Eunan Doherty; Barry Kelly, Owen Cummins, Kieran Walsh; PJ Lanigan, Martin Slowey, Niall McCready; Pat Mahoney, Gary Dowd; Philip Sloan, Paddy O’Connor, Bingo O’Driscoll; Kevin Lilly, Peter Loughran, Jamie O’Driscoll. Subs: Kieran Ryan for Kelly, John Meehan for Dowd, Darren Rocks for Sloan, Kieran Keavney for O’Connor.

2002

New York 1-11

Sligo 1-19

Gaelic Park, New York

New York have their games switched to their home patch in the Big Apple in a bid to make them more competitive.

Gaelic Park had its baseball diamond overlaid by new turf for the occasion and once again New York are within three down the home straight before Sligo pull away.

“New York has a place in the Connacht Championship — without a shadow of a doubt. They showed today that they could compete,” Sligo’s Eamonn O’Hara said afterwards.

SCORERS: Sligo: G McGowan 0-7, M Brehony 1-3, T Brennan, D Sloyan 0-3, S Davey 0-1.

New York: M Slowey 1-5, K Lilly 0-4, N McPartland, G Dowd 0-1 each.

Sligo – James Curran; Patrick Naughton, Neil Carew, Mark Cosgrove; Padraig Doohan, Brendan Phillips, Karl O’Neill; Paul Durkin, Kieran Quinn; Mark Brehony, Eamon O’Hara, Sean Davey; Tommy Brennan, Dessie Sloyan, Gerry McGowan. Subs: Nigel Clancy, David Durkin, John McPartland.

New York – Eunan Doherty; Pa Murphy, Owen Cummins, Niall McCready; Martin Slowey, Johnny O’Driscoll, Paul O’Connor; Martin Coll, Kenny O’Connor; Jamie O’Driscoll, Noel McPartland, Bingo O’Driscoll; Kevin Lilly, Michael Slowey, Paddy O’Connor. Subs: Gary Dowd, Darren Rocks, Donal Breslin, Paul Higgins, Kieran Walsh.

Ref – Pat McEneaney (Monaghan)

2003

New York 0-12

Leitrim 0-14

(After extra-time)

Gaelic Park, New York

Leitrim were given the “fright of their lives” in the Bronx as they were brought to extra-time. They’d have a another narrow escape on the way home as Ciarán Murray escaped  a possible seven-year stretch in jail after joking he’d a bomb in his bag at the airport.

SCORERS – Leitrim: P McLoughlin 0-8 (4f), O Maguire (2f), S Quinn 0-2 each, S Canning, C Regan 0-1 each. New York: K Lilly 0-5 (3f), E O’Reilly 0-3 (2f), F O’Neill 0-2, G Dowd, B O’Driscoll 0-1 each.

LEITRIM – G Phelan; J McKean, J Phelan, M McGuinness; N Gilbane, S Foley, D Reynolds; P McDermott, C Carroll; S Canning, S Quinn, D Maxwell; M Duignan, O Maguire, P McLoughlin.

NEW YORK – E Doherty; P Murphy, Paul O’Connor, Paddy O’Connor; P Sloan, K Newell, J Mitchell; K O’Connor, J Killeen; K Lilly, G Dowd, B O’Driscoll; B McGrogan, E Reilly, F O’Neill.

Ref –  S McCormack (Meath)

2004

New York 1-8

Mayo 3-28

Gaelic Park, New York

New York are brought back down to earth with a bang by the side that would contest that year’s All-Ireland final.

SCORERS – Mayo: C Mortimer 1-12 (6f), A O’Malley 1-3, A Moran 0-5, M Moyles 1-1, J Gill 0-2, M McNicholas 0-2, B Maloney 0-1, A Dillon 0-1, F Costello 0-1. New York: K O’Connor 1-1, K Lilly 0-3, E Bradley 0-2, M Dobbin 0-2 (2f).

MAYO – P Burke; D Geraghty, P Kelly, G Ruane; F Costello, D Sweeney, J Nallen; D Heaney, D Brady; J Gill, A Dillon, A Moran; C Mortimer, B Maloney, M McNicholas. Subs: A O’Malley for Maloney (35), R McGarrity for Heaney (49), M Moyles for Dillon (53), P Gardiner for Nallen (55), G Mullins for Costello (61).

NEW YORK – E Doherty; D Costello, P O’Connor, P Murphy; M Slowey, K Newell, D Callaghan; K O’Connor, J Killeen; S McInerney, E Bradley, B O’Driscoll; K Lilly, S Russell, B Newman. Subs: G Dowd for S McInerney (28), J Shaw for D Callaghan (28), P Higgins for S Russell (35), M Dobbin for B O’Driscoll (40).

Ref – M Collins (Cork)

2005

New York 0-6

Galway 3-14

Gaelic Park, New York

A second heavy defeat inside 12 months for the Exiles.

SCORERS – Galway: M Meehan 2-2, P Clancy 1-2, M Clancy, 0-3, P Joyce 0-2, M Donnellan 0-2, J Bergin 0-2, S Walsh 0-1. New York: PJ Ward 0-4, M Keaveney 0-1, M Mitchell 0-1.

GALWAY – A Keane; R Fahey, K Fitzgerald, V Feeney; D Meehan, D Burke, M Comer; J Bergin, N Coleman; John Devane, P Clancy, M Donnellan; M Meehan, P Joyce, M Clancy. Subs: C Monaghan for Fitzgerald, S óg de Paor for Burke, S Walsh for Devane, T Giblin for Feeney, B Cullinane for Coleman.

NEW YORK – E Byrne; P Murphy, J Mitchell, N Corbett; N Smith, P O’Connor, S Campbell; C Loughnane, S Lordan; R Garvey, R Moran, M Dobbin; PJ Ward, B Newman, P Smith. Subs: T Healy for Loughnane; M Keaveney for Ward, M Mitchell for Garvey, M Donaghy for Newman, S Flynn for Smith.

2006

New York 0-9

Roscommon 1-14

Gaelic Park, New York

New York had cut a five-point deficit to just one with 13 to play but once again they faded down the home straight.

SCORERS – Roscommon: G Henaghan 1-5, B Mullen 0-2, R Dooner, S O’Neill, S Lohan, G Lohan, S Fahy, E Keeny, C Mannion 0-1 each.

New York: A McCarron 0-4, R Moran 0-2, V Gavin, G Dowd, K O’Connor 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON – D Lennon; P O’Connor, D Casey, S McDermott; S Daly, J Nolan, R Dooner; S O’Neill, Brian Mullen; S Lohan, G Henaghan, M Finneran; E Kenny, G Lohan, S Fahy. Subs: J Tiernan, C Mannion.

NEW YORK – C Green; M Corbett, J Mitchell, D Rooney; C McEver, A Rooney, P Murphy; K O’Connor, G Dowd, A McCarron; S Munnelly, G Dorgan, M Dobbin; R Moran, V Gavin. Subs: S Flynn for Dorgan, P Smith for Gavin,  J O’Halloran for Rooney.

Ref – A Mangan (Kerry)

2007

New York 1-3

Sligo 2-18

Gaelic Park, New York

Sligo goals in the first and last minutes of the first half ensured this was no contest.

SCORERS – Sligo: M Breheny 0-6 (4f), A Marron 0-3, E O’Hara, K Quinn 1-0 each, D Kelly, P Gallagher, J McPartland 0-2 each, R Donavon, B Curran, S Davey 0-1 each. New York: R Garvey 1-1 (1f), V Gavin, S Russell 0-1 each.

NEW YORK – C Greene; A Glacken, D Riney, A Foley; M Mitchell, J Mitchell, A Power; K O’Connor, S Russell; S Munnelly, R Moran, V Gavin; R Garvey, K Lilly, M Dobbin. Subs: D Doona for Dobbin, D Reilly for Power, C Hunter for Lilly, K Lilly for Doona.

SLIGO – P Greene; C Harrison, N McGuire, R Donavon; P McGovern, M McGovern, J Davey; E O’Hara, K Quinn; B Curran, M Breheny, S Davey; D Kelly, P Gallagher, G McGowan. Subs: A Marren for McGowan, J McPartland for Curran.

2008

New York 0-6

Leitrim 0-18

Gaelic Park, New York

Emlyn Mulligan, who will be part of the Leitrim squad tomorrow, kicked 11 points in another heavy defeat for New York.

SCORERS – New York: L O’Donnell 0-2, A O’Connor (f), P Smith, M Dobbin, D Doona (f) 0-1 each. Sligo: E Mulligan 0-11 (10f), M Duignan 0-2; D Maxwell, D Brennan, P McGuinness, D O’Connor, F McBrien 0-1 each.

NEW YORK – Pa Ryan; Joe Bell, Aidan Power, Alan Foley; Lonan Maguire, Dermot Keane, Johnny Goldrick; Kenny O’Connor (captain), Adrian O’Connor;  Liam O’Donnell, Paddy Smith, Mark Dobbin; CJ Molloy, Dan Doona, Robert Moran. Subs: Paul Mulhearne for Molloy (35), Kevin Lilly for Dobbin (45).

LEITRIM – Enda Lyons; Dermot Reynolds, John McKeon, Shane Foley; Gary Reynolds, Michael McGuinness, Barry Prior; Gary McCloskey (captain), Michael Duignan; Emlyn Mulligan, Declan Maxwell, Ciaran Duignan; Donal Brennan, David OConnor, Michael Foley.

Subs: Phillip McGuinness for C. Duignan (26), Barry McWeeney for Brennan (58) Darren Duignan for O’Connor (62), Fintan McBrien for M Foley (66 ); James Glancy for Maxwell (71 ).

Ref – Paraic Hughes (Armagh)

2009

Mayo 2-19

New York 0-10

Gaelic Park, New York

Seamus Smith’s New York started well and kicked the first four points of the game but a goal from debutant Aidan O’Shea helped Mayo to a comfortable win.

Scorers – Mayo: A O’Shea 1-2 (1f); A Moran 0-4; P Harte 1-1; A Dillon 0-3; A Kilcoyne 0-3 (1 45); T Mortimer 0-2; P Gardiner, T Parsons, R McGarrity, B Moran 0-1 each. New York: P Smith 0-4; R Moran 0-2 (2f); J McNicholas (1f), F Cleary, T McGovern, R Caffrey 0-1 each.

MAYO – D Clarke; L O’Malley, G Cafferkey, K McLoughlin; P Gardiner, T Howley, D Vaughan; T Parsons, R McGarrity; P Harte, T Mortimer, A Dillon; A Moran, A O’Shea, B Moran. Subs: J Nallen for Howley (49); B Padden for Parsons (55); A Kilcoyne for A Moran (59); D Heaney for McLoughlin (62); M Sweeney for Dillon (67)

NEW YORK – E Byrne; J Bell, A Downes, C Hunter; D Keane, A Raftery, B O’Reilly; R Moran, R Garvey; J McNicholas, P Smith, K McGeeney; J Goldrick, D Reilly, F Cleary. Subs: G Dowd for Reilly (23); A Carolan for Downes (29); R Caffrey for Garvey (50); S Carthy for McNicholas (51); T McGovern for McGeeney (66)

REF – Rory Hickey (Clare)

2010

New York  0-12

Galway 2-13

Gaelic Park, New York

Galway, with 2002 All-Ireland-winning manager Joe Kernan in charge, are pushed hard and lead by one at the short whistle. “Shouts from Joe Kernan were easily heard in the Galway dressing room during the half-time break,” read one report.

SCORERS – Galway: P Joyce 1-6, N Joyce 0-4, C Bane 1-1, G Sice, M Clancy 0-1 each.

New York: D Doona 0-5, J Murtagh 0-4, B Reilly, A O’Connor, J Bell 0-1 each.

Galway – E O Conghaile, K Fitzgerald, F Hanley, A Burke, D Blake, G O’Donnell, D Burke, B Cullinane, N Coleman, G Sice, F Breathnach, J Bergin, E Concannon, P Joyce, N Joyce. Subs: M Clancy for Breatneach, T Fahy for D Burke, C for Cullinane, D Cummins for Sice.

New York – P Ryan. L Maguire, B McGourty, C McCarron, J Bell, A Raftery, A Power, P Madden, A O’Connor, J Murtagh, P O’Hara, J Kelly, R Caffrey, D Doona, B Reilly. Subs: K McGeeney for Caffrey, R Donovan for Reilly, J Moynagh for Bell, J Killeen for O’Hara.

2011

New York 1-11

Roscommon 3-21

Gaelic Park, New York

Despite having only played the Division 4  league final – which they lost – the previous week, Roscommon are much too strong.

Scorers – Roscommon: D Shine 0-6 (1f, 1 45), K Higgins 1-1, S Kilbride 1-3 (0-1f), C Cregg 1-1, C Devanney 0-3, I Kilbride, M Finneran, E Kenny, D Ward, P Domican, K Mannion, S O’Neill 0-1 each. New York: D Doona 0-4 (0-4f), K O’Connor 1-1, J Kelly 0-2, (0-1 f, 0-1 45), CJ Molloy 0-2 (0-1 f), S Harold, and F Cleary 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON – G Claffey, S McDermott, P Domican (capt), N Carty, D Ward, D Keenan, I Kilroy, M Finneran, K Mannion, C Devanney, K Higgins, C Cregg, S O’Grady, S Kilbride, D Shine.

Subs: E Kenny for Shine (37), S Purcell for D Ward, S O’Neill for C Devanney (both 58 ), G Henegan for C Cregg (62), S Ormsby for S Kilbride (66).

NEW YORK – A Hearty, P Lambe, R Stafford, R McGinley, J Goldrick, B McGourty, A Power, P Madden, S Harold, J Kelly, A O’Connor, K Walsh, D Doona (Capt), CJ Molloy, K O’Connor.

Subs: MJ Fitzgerald for J Goldrick (20), S Toner for K Walsh (28), K Smith for S Harold (half time), F Cleary for D Doona (48), D O’Boyle for P Madden (62).

Ref – P McEnaney (Monaghan).

2012

New York 0-6

Sligo 3-21

Gaelic Park, New York

Nowhere to hide for New York who were dominated from pillar to post.

Scorers – Sligo: S Coen 2-4, A Marren 0-6 (2f), M Breheny 0-3 (3f), P Hughes 1-1, B Egan, S McManus, P McGovern, T Taylor, A Costello, R Donovan, E Mullen 0-1 each. New York: E Carew 0-3 (3f), CJ Molloy 0-2 (2f), S Kelly 0-1.

SLIGO - P Greene; N Ewing, M McGuire, R Donovan; C Harrison, M Quinn, P McGovern; T Taylor, S McManus; B Egan, P Hughes, A Costello; S Coen, A Marren, M Breheny. Subs: E Mullen for T Taylor (56), D Maye for Marren (57), J Davey for Harrison (57), K Cawley for McGovern 64, J Clarke for Costellon (64).

NEW YORK – A Hearty; P Lambe, D O’Dwyer, R McGinley; C Hogan, S Kelly, C Short; MJ Fitzgerald, E Carew; S Kinehan, E Hogan, S Hogan; D Reilly, CJ Molloy D Moore. Subs: M Kennedy for Kinahan (28), C Conlon for S Hogan (h-t), S Kelly for E Hogan (45), R Stafford for Reilly (46).

REF– E Kinsella (Laois)

2013

New York 0-7

Leitrim  4-19

Gaelic Park, New York

Emlyn Mulligan is at it again in New York, this time hitting 3-7.

SCORERS – Leitrim: E Mulligan 3-7 (6fs), R Lowe 1-1, J Glancy 0-3, T Beirne, B Brennan 0-2, W McKeon, G Hickey, D Sweeney, K Conlon (‘45’) 0-1 each. New York: J Burke 0-3 (2f), R Woods, J Kelly (f), C Lynam, CJ Molloy 0-1 each.

LEITRIM – C McCrann; A Wynne, F McMorrow, P Maguire; D Beck, G Reynolds, W McKeon; T Beirne, D Sweeney; P Brennan, E Mulligan (capt), G Hickey; K Conlon, J Glancy, R Lowe.

Subs: B Brennan for Sweeney (56), B Prior for Conlon (56), Cox for Hickey (46), C Egan for Wynne (60), E Williams for Maguire (75).

NEW YORK – G Joyce; P Lambe (capt), M O’Regan, D Jackson; L Maguire, K Scally, A Raferty; G O’Driscoll, CJ Molloy; E Ward, J Kelly, C Lynam; M Annett, K McGeeney, J Burke. Subs: C Hogan for Ward (26), R Woods for Kelly (35), D O’Dwyer for Lambe (35), R McGinley for Jackson (43), J Connolly for McGeeney (74).

Ref – M Higgins (Fermanagh)

2014

New York 0-8

Mayo 4-18

Gaelic Park, New York

Mayo, who had lost narrowly in the previous year’s All-Ireland final, hit four second-half goals to run out handsome winners. Amongst those to line out for the Mayo is Tom Cunniffe who will captain New York tomorrow.

Scorers – Mayo: C O’Connor 2-5 (2-0 pens, 5f), E Varley 1-1, D O’Connor 1-0, A Moran 0-3, A O’Shea, K McLoughlin, D Vaughan 0-2 each, J Gibbons, L Keegan, D Coen 0-1 each.

New York: J Kelly 0-3 (3f), B Quigley, A Raftery, R Wherity, J McGeeney, G O’Driscoll 0-1 each.

MAYO – R Hennelly; T Cunniffe, K Keane, K Higgins; L Keegan, C Boyle, D Vaughan; J Gibbons, A O’Shea; D O’Connor, S O’Shea, J Doherty; K McLoughlin, A Moran, C O’Connor. Subs: B Harrison for K Higgins, T Parsons for J Gibbons, A Dillon for D O’Connor, R Feeney for J Doherty, E Varley for K McLoughlin, C O’Shea for A Moran, D Coen for C O’Connor.

NEW YORK – G Joyce; R McGinley, G McCartan, K O Connor; K Scally, P O’Connor, D O’Sullivan; B Quigley, A Raftery; P Boyle, J Kelly, R Wherity; J McGeeney, K Quinn, G O’Driscoll. Subs: C McCormack for K O’Connor, S McNamee for K Scally, H Curran for P O’Connor, J Huvane for D O’Sullivan, N Farrell for P Boyle.

2015

New York 0-8

Galway 2-18

Gaelic Park, New York

Galway are much too strong despite a stomach bug hitting the squad in the build-up to the game.

SCORERS – Galway: D Comer (2 45), S Walsh 1-4 (1f) each, P O Griofa 0-4, L Silke, S Denvir, F O Curraoin, D Cummins, M Martin, P Conroy 0-1 each. New York: PJ Banville 0-7 (4f), JJ Mathews 0-1.

Galway – T Healy; J Duane, F Hanley, C Sweeney; L Silke, G O’Donnell, S Denvir; F Ó Curraoin, P Conroy; G Sice, S Walsh, E Hoare; P Ó Gríofa, D Comer, D Cummins Subs: P Varley for Denvir, T Flynn for Conroy, M Martin for Sice, M Lundy for Hoare, A Varley for Comer.

New York – G Joyce; R McGinley, G McCartan, K Quinn; B Gibbons; K Scally, C Maginn; A Hope, B Connor; J Kelly, N McFeely, D Freeman; JJ Mathews, PJ Banville, G O’Driscoll. Subs: K Moynagh for Maginn, G McCullagh for Hope, D Nation for Connor, E McPhillis for Kelly.

Ref - C Branagan (Down).

2016

New York 0-17

Roscommon 1-15

Gaelic Park, New York

New York came within a whisker of their most famous day against a rattled Roscommon. “I think if we had another minute or two we would have won it,” said manager Justin O’Halloran.

Scorers – Roscommon: C Murtagh 1-3 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), F Cregg 0-4fs, C Devaney 0-3, D Murtagh 0-2 (1f), C Cregg, C Connolly, S Kilbride 0-1 each. New York: D Freeman 0-5, B Connor 0-4 (2fs), L Loughlin, P McNeice (3fs) 0-3 each, B Gallagher, K Connolly 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON – G Claffey; S McDermott, N Collins, S Mullooly; J McManus, D Keenan, N McInerney; N Daly, C Compton; F Cregg, C Murtagh, C Devaney; C Connolly, D Murtagh, C Cregg. Subs: J McDermott for C Compton (23), D Shine for Connolly (40), S Kilbride for D Murtagh (60), N Kilroy for Cregg (61).

NEW YORK – V Cadden; R McGinley, G McCartan, K Moynagh; K Scally, J Duane (c), K Quinn; J Glynn, B Gallagher; L Loughlin, B Connor, P McNeice; P Boyle, K Connolly, D Freeman. Subs: J Comerford for Quinn (11, BC), P Lambe for Comorford (40); S Hogan for Duane (43), N Egan for Glynn (60)

Ref - M Deegan (Laois)

2017

New York 1-13

Sligo 1-21

Gaelic Park, New York

After the near miss the previous year, an estimated 5,000 crammed into Gaelic Park. The Exiles led inside the final 20 minutes but Sligo powered home 

Scorers - Sligo: M Breheny 0-5 (3f); A Marren 0-5 (2f); Kyle Cawley 1-1 (1f); S Coen 0-3f; D Kelly 0-2; P O’Connor 0-2; A Devaney (45), N Ewing, Keelan Cawley 0-1 each.

New York: E McVerry 1-5 (5f); C McGraynor 0-2 (2 ’45); S Hogan, D McKenna, D Culhane, K Connolly, R Wherity, Boyle 0-1 each.

New York – V Cadden; T Cunniffe, D Cunnane, P Witherow; G McCartan, D Culhane, K Quinn; B Gallagher, S Hogan; D Sutcliffe; C McGraynor, R Wherity; D McKenna, S O’Connor, E McVerry. Subs: E Flanagan for Cunnane (20); Boyle for McCartan (ht); K Connolly for McGraynor (45); D Freeman for Hogan (57); E Ward for O’Connor (62); R McGinley for Cunniffe (65).

Sligo – A Devaney; R Donavan, C Harrison, E McHugh; Keelan Cawley, B Egan, J Kelly; P O’Connor, A McIntyre; N Ewing, M Breheny, Kyle Cawley; S Coen, P Hughes, A Marren. Subs: D Kelly for Hughes (24); N Gaughan for (28); S Gilmartin for O’Connor (48); C Henry for Breheny (58); D Cummins for Kyle Cawley (68)

Ref – David Gough (Meath)

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