Carey Challenge Cup in East Hampton
The 1999 Gov. Hugh L. Carey Challenge Cup golf tournament will take place Oct. 12 at The Maidstone Club, East Hampton, N.Y. The beneficiary will be the MGA Foundation, a charitable organization. The competition is held in conjunction with the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Metropolitan Golf Association. The tournament, which alternates between the U.S. and Ireland, takes place during two days and is preceded by a corporate "AM-AM" competition pairing each of the 16 players with three amateurs. Details, call Marianne Carey at (212) 245-6570 or Jeanne McCooey at (914) 347-4653.
The Joints in Motion training team is now recruiting runners and walkers for the Dublin marathon on Oct. 25. Those who sign up will receive 20 weeks of group training, round-trip air fare, hotel accommodations and prizes — all for raising a minimum of $3,600 through sponsor donations. Those who run-walk will benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Details, (212) 894-8705.
The sixth annual charity golf tournament for the North West Hospice for the terminally ill in Ireland will take place Aug. 21 in Pleasantview Lodge, in Freehold, N.Y.
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The £600,000 hospice, which was recently opened by Health Minister Brian Cowen, is based in Sligo and serves Leitrim, west Cavan, south Donegal and north Roscommon.
Tee off time is 11 a.m. and the Calloway System will be used.
Entry fee of $100 per person or $400 per foursome covers green fees, electric cart, light lunch and refreshments and full course dinner. A tee may be sponsored for $100. For those attending dinner only, the cost is $25. Checks should be made payable to Northwest Hospice.
Details, call John Foody at (914) 359-1386 or John Cawley at (914) 623-6416.
Eamonn Coghlan Classic
The fifth annual New York Irish family festival will take place Aug. 21-22 at Belmont Race Track, Exit 26B off the Cross Island Parkway. The Eamonn Coghlan 5K Classic will take place on the Sunday at 10 a.m. For entry form and details, call (212) 685-4649 or 686-1210.
In Seattle, the Irish Heritage Club and the Seattle Gaels Gaelic Football Club are again hoping to send two teams to the North American championships in September. To support this effort, the annual shepherd’s pie, quiz and games night will take place July 23 in the Catholic Seaman’s Club. The cost is $25 per person. Details, Declan Owens at (206) 526-8696, Alison McGuigan at (206) 935-9343 or Paul Reynolds at (206) 723-5025. The Baileys Cup will take place July 31 in Sealth Stadium, in West Seattle. There will be exhibition games at the annual Irish Heritage Club picnic on July 25. All Ireland football and hurling matches will be telecast on Sundays through September in The Galway Arms at noon with full Irish breakfast available. Details, Pat Coyne at (206) 527-9868. Seattle Irish 7-aside football league games take place every other Thursday evening through August. All are welcome to watch or play. Details, Kevin Burtch’ll at (206) 364-6943.
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.
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, Mike Ruane at (718) 892-9810.