Seamus Dooley’s contribution to the New York GAA will be recognized Saturday in the Astoria Manor, in Queens, where he will be the guest of honor at the organization’s millennium banquet.
Dooley, who lives in Riverdale, was born in Teelin, Co. Donegal, but moved to Killanny, Co. Monaghan, with his family when he was 2 years old. He was one of 11 children, six boys and five girls.
On his arrival in New York in 1972, Dooley played for Monaghan until his retirement in 1979. He then became involved in administration, holding every office in the club. His efforts have not just been confined to club level; for five years he was vice president of the New York GAA under four presidents. He also held the junior and senior football chairmanship and various other positions.
Dooley, a member of Local 32B-J, works as a maintenance supervisor at 784 Park Ave., in Manhattan. He is a member of St. Margaret of Cortona Church in Riverdale.
The millennium dinner dance will start with a cocktail hour from 8-9 p.m. This will be followed by dinner and open bar, and music by the New York Showband.
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