Twenty-five years before ground was broken on Fenway Park, in 1886, the first Gaelic football match was played on Boston Common. Since its founding in 1884, the Boston Northeast Gaelic Athletic Association has done more than organize these matches. It has nourished and spread Irish culture and political viewpoints and provided a critical economic and social safety net to new Irish immigrants.READ FULL REPORT AND VIEW AUDIO SLIDE SHOW AT BOSTON HERALD WEBSITE
Monday, June 18, 2007
Boston Herald reports on "The Lack of the Irish"
The Boston Herald reports that Irish sporting traditions that predate baseball in much of America are seriously threatened by America's dysfunctional system of immigration and the resulting "Lack of the Irish."