By Pierce O’Reilly
The New York Gaelic Athletic Association’s annual banquet will take place this year on Saturday evening, Feb. 10, at the Astoria Manor and all clubs have being urged this week to take a table for the celebrations.
Banquet Chairman John Moore said that the clubs that support the dance would be in a position to benefit later in the year from the generous sponsorship from Budweiser.
"The working relationship between the top table and the clubs was never better and we feel that support for our annual banquet will further galvanize our excellent relationship at present," he said.
On this occasion the association is honoring Tipperary stalwart Therese Crowe, who is the first Irish woman ever to be honored by the GAA.
The president of the GAA, Monty Maloney, is adamant that the clubs that support the dance this year will receive all the insurance benefits that come on stream later in the year.
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Tickets are $75 each and are available in tables of 10. These may be obtained at the regular GAA meetings or by calling any committee member. The banquet program is open to all advertisers at $100 per page; $200 per gold pate.
"We want all New York Gaels to join and celebrate with us on Feb. 10 when we honor one of the most prominent women in the association over the last 30 years," Moore said.
Call Moore at (516) 746-6300 or Paul Tuffy at (212) 236-6582 for more information.