The North American Country Board’s Central Division will start the ’99 season on this Sunday, April 25, at Chicago’s Gaelic Park.
Championship match schedule for April 25 is as follows: 1 p.m., JF Padraig Pearses vs. Parnell’s; 2:15 p.m., John McBride’s vs. Wolfe Tone’s; 3:30 p.m., SH, Harry Boland’s vs. Erin’s Own; 4:45 p.m. SF, St. Brendan’s vs. Padraig Pearses.
Hall of Fame nominations
On May 22, Chicago will celebrate the 50th year of Gaelic hurling and football in the city with a dinner dance at which prominent GAA members will be inducted into the CDB Hall of Fame. It is the CBD’s goal to remember all clubs that were active in the years 1949-99. With this in mind, readers are asked to contact the central divisional board with information and nominations for the Hall of Fame. Call Eamonn Kelly at (708) 233-9449 or Tom Dolan (708) 448-5496 as soon as possible.
Austin Stacks, Shannon Rangers, St. Pat’s, St. Brigid’s, Vincent’s, St. Mel’s, Erin’s Own FC, Connemara Gaels, St. Mary’s, Vale of Avoca and Chicago Gaels, to mention a few, are some of the inactive clubs that the divisional board is eager to hear from.
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Also call Dolan or Kelly for information about tickets for the dinner dance on May 22.
The CDB officers elected in late February are as follows: Honorary president, Pat Noonan; chairman, Tommy Dolan; vice chairman, Mike Feeney; secretary, Mary T. Murphy; asst. secretary, Christy Carmody; treasurer, Kevin Corrigan; asst. treasurer, Kevin Brady; registrar, Beth Costello; public relations, Patricia Meer; youth officer, Joe Begley.
The central divisional board is proud to have two hard-working members on the North American county board, Cella Lynn, secretary, and Eamonn Kelly, PRO.
In 1999, the CDB hopes to have an affiliation of 14 clubs playing junior and senior grades in minor football, camogie, ladies football, men’s hurling and football.
The league is the highlight of the summer. The winner will compete to win out the Chicago league and ultimately the North American county board league finals which will be held in Chicago’s Gaelic Park during Labor Day weekend in September.