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Kerry footballers to honor Fitzgerald, Kearney

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

New York’s Kerry Football Club will honor Maurice Fitzgerald of St. Mary’s, Caherciveen, at their annual dinner dance, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Astoria World Manor in Queens.

The festivities will begin at 8 p.m. with a cocktail hour. There will be music by Shannon Breeze. Tickets are $75 per person.

This year’s double celebrations will include a few members of the recent victorious All-Ireland Champions and N.Y. Junior "B" title holders.

In addition to Fitzgerald, the club will honor Cyril Kearney of Cloghane, Castlegregory, as Clubman of the Year. Senior Player of the Year is Johnny O’Driscoll of Annascaul, Castlegregory. The Junior Player of the Year is Liam Hartnett, who was born in Dublin and lived in Eoin Ruas, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick.

There will be a souvenir journal. For details, call Anne Holland at (914) 776-4359. Tickets are available from Kathleen Curtin ([914] 395-1465), Jim O’Donnell ([718] 828-7764) or John Riordan ([718] 492-3270).

Raffle tickets are available from Jim Mackessy ([718] 828-0077), Paddy O’Connor ([718] 729-9242), Joan Henchy ([914] 476-7452) or P.J. Mulvihill ([718] 994-6645).

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Also, members are asked to attend the next dance meeting, which will be held Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Breffni Pub, Queens Boulevard. The Kerry Ladies F.C. will hold their inaugural annual general meeting at 4 p.m. in the Aqueduct Bar on Katonah Avenue, Bronx.

Please contact Anne Holland (914) 776-4359, Colette McElligott ((914) 964-0776, Ann Marie O’Donnell McMunn (914) 964-1230 or Eibhlish Dinneen (718) 364-0254 for information.

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