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A filling Philly field

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The real one is expected to last longer than the luscious representation that went on display last week at a reception in Philadelphia during which plans for a new GAA facility in Limerick Township were revealed.
The event was hosted by the Irish American Cultural Society of Philadelphia at the Stotesbury Mansion on Walnut Street.
The society, which has been formed to promote Irish culture through sports and related activities, has agreed to support the Greater Philadelphia Irish American Cultural Association (GPIACA) in its development of the Gaelic sports facility.
The society, which is non-profit, has applied for classification as a 501 (C)3 organization with the Internal Revenue Service in order to help develop then new headquarters for Gaelic Games in the Philadelphia area.
As well as the sports facility it will also work to develop and expand the website for the Gaelic Athletic Association in Philadelphia, www.phillygaa.com.
A delegation of top GAA officials from Ireland attended the Stotesbury Manion gathering while the Irish Vice Consul General in New York, Alan Farrelly, was also on hand to study the blueprints for the new facility, and sample its sweet substitute.
Cultural society board member Paul Maguire told the Echo that the new playing and training facility would amount to a major leap forward for Gaelic Games in the Philadelphia area.

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