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Dinner dances galore as sports clubs celebrate

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The Limerick Hurling Club and the Limerick Association of New York will hold a victory celebration and dinner dance on Feb. 27 in the Royal Regency Hotel, 165 Tuckahoe Rd., Yonkers. Cocktails from 8- 9 p.m.

Music will be provided by Brogue.

The guest of honor will be Maurice Foley and the Hurler of the Year award will go to Finbar Flood.

For information, call Brendan O’Sullivan at (914) 237-8022 or Bill Cobert at (212) 734-2967.

Rangers’ dance

The Rangers’ Football Club will hold its annual dance in Gaelic Park on Feb. 27. There will be a hot and cold buffet catered by Morley’s, with open bar.

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Music will be by Joey Moran and his band.

Guest of honor will be Old Parish, Co. Waterford, native Teresa Cassels. She lives in Yonkers. Player of the Year is Dave Phelan, from Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford.

The club won U-10, U-16, U-18 and U-21 championships in 1998. Presentation of trophies will be a big part of the evening.

For ticket and journal information, call Rita Concannon at (914) 969-8165 or John Phelan at (914) 969-6481.

Fermanagh dinner dance

The Fermanagh Gaelic Football Club will hold its annual dinner dance on Saturday, March 6, in Greentree Country Club, New Rochelle. Guest of Honor is Belleek native and club PRO Sheila Denning, Clubperson of the Year is Nollaig Cleary, the club secretary.

Music by Crisis.

For information or to advertise in the journal, call (718) 994-7663 or (718) 994-5018.

Kilkenny celebration

The Kilkenny Association of New York and the Kilkenny Hurling Club of New York host the Kilkenny St. Patrick’s Day festival dance on March 13 in the Greentree Country Club, 538 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle. Festivities start at 8 p.m. with a cocktail hour. A full-course dinner (choice of three menus) will follow at 9:15 p.m.

Music will be provided by Rumor Has It.

Tickets cost $60 each. Guest of honor will be Keith McKorry. There will also be a gala prize drawing.

For information, call Dick Lyons at (914) 237-1556 or Brian Barcoe at (718) 324-4826.

Sligo dance

The Sligo Association of New York will hold its annual St. Patrick’s dinner dance on March 13 at 8 p.m. in Leonard’s of Great Neck, N.Y.

The guest of honor will be band leader Joe Nellany, while the Sligo Person of the Year Award will be presented to Bridie O’Reilly.

For information on the dance, call association vice president Patrick McGettrick at (718) 518-9891. For information on the dance journal, call John Marren at (212) 534-6845.

Lansdowne rugby

The Lansdowne Rugby Football Club will hold their third annual St. Patrick’s Day Rugby Tournament on Saturday, March 13, at Van Cortlandt Park, at 251st Street, in the Bronx.

The last two years have seen as many as 25 teams New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts, competing in Premiere, Club and Social brackets. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and runs until mid-afternoon, with the nearby Lansdowne Bar hosting the traditional post-game socializing.

For details, call Pete Maloney at (212) 756-0223 or e-mail him at Peadhar@prodigy.net.

Roscommon dance

The Roscommon Football Club’s annual dance which will take place on March 20 at the Polish Center in Yonkers.

Guest of honor will be Mary Toolan. Currently involved with the Mayo Ladies side, Mary is also involved heavily in the New York ladies team. A large crowd is anticipated.

For tickets and information please contact Jimmy Naughton at (718) 548-1613. Journal chairpersons, Rebecca Garven (718) 796-0049 or Gerry Kelly (914) 993-0415.

Seeking golfers

The Tri-County Golf Club in Northern New Jersey is seeking new members for the 1999 season. Details, Mike McCormack at (973) 643-3984 or evenings at (201) 997-8914.

Aisling Center ‘robics

‘robics classes are held every Monday at 8:30 p.m. and every Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Aisling Center, 990 McLean Ave., Yonkers. For details, call (914) 237-5121 or (914) 776-7341.

Fitzpatrick golf tournament

The sixth annual Eithne Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament will take place May 17 at the Knollwood Country Club. In addition to golf and prizes, there will be lunch, cocktail reception and dinner and awards ceremony. Details, (201) 507-5132.

Mayo trip

The Mayo-New York Football Club is organizing a trip to Ireland in July 2000. Anyone interested in joining should call Pat Gavin at (914) 237-9372.

The Mayo football team is back in training for 1999. New players welcome. For information, call Mike Ruane at (718) 892-9810.

St. Barnabas Soccer Club

St. Barnabas Soccer Club has resumed training for all three teams at Evander Child H.S. on Gunhill Road. With the first league games due to start in early March, training will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

St. Barnabas 10th annual table quiz series third and final qualifying round will take place this Friday, Feb. 19, in The Aqueduct Bar on Katonah Avenue at 9 p.m. Tables of 4-5 people at $50 per table. Top tables qualify for finals on Feb. 26. All are welcome. For information, call Aidan at (718) 515-7409 or John at (914) 769-0605.

Astoria Gaels

Astoria Gaels Soccer season resumes this week with an Intersquad game at 11 a.m. in Randells Island. After the winter break the Gaels are 2nd in their division with six games left to play. Training is every Monday and Thursday at Astoria Park at 7:30 p.m. Meet at McLoughlin’s this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Call Mark Bourke at (718) 937-8621 or manager Jimmy Ralph at 726-1521.

Gaelic training has commenced every Monday and Thursday for the Astoria Gales Junior Football team. For information call Vivion at 274-8158 or Brendan Doyle at 718-2693.

Philadelphia Gaels

A motion submitted by Tyrone G.F.C. asking the Philadelphia Divisional Board to support Monaghan man, Sean McCague in his bid for the presidency of the Gaelic Athletic Association was passed by a large majority at the Philadelphia Divisional Board Convention held on Feb. 7 in the Commodore Barry Irish Center.

With only a mediocre attendance, the following board was elected: Brendan Lotty, (chairman), Robert Mc Hugh (vice chairman), Sheila Shovlin (secretary), Patsy Duddy (treasurer), John McDaid (registrar), Paul McCarthy (PRO).

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