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February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

N.Y. GAA annual convention

The New York GAA will hold their annual conventional on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Lansdowne in the Bronx. The convention will be held immediately after the regular meeting, which will begin at 8 p.m.

LGAA Annual Meeting

New York Ladies GAA are having their annual general meeting on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. in the Riverdale Steakhouse. Election of officers and the annual convention will take place.

Stamford GAA

Stamford Football Club will host a poker classic on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. in Hickey’s Bar, 940 Hope Street. Details, call (203) 327-8007.

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On Friday, March, Stamford football club’s annual dance will take place in the Italian Center, on Newfield Avenue, in Stamford. Details, call Ann Marie Dowd at (203) 325-2277, Mary Ryan at (203) 357-9830 or Cecil Hickey at (203) 3291848.

The club will hold a benefit dance and disco on March 25 in the Temple Bar, in Bedford Street, in Stamford. This event is a benefit for fire victim Fergus O’Dwyer. Details, call Brenda Costigan at (203) 359-3877.

Poker Extravaganza

A poker extravaganza, sponsored by the Donegal Football Club, will take place Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Snook Inn, 86th Street and Fourth Avenue, in Brooklyn. Food and refreshments will be served.

Details, call Charlie Sweeney at (718) 621-3029.

NICE Golf Tournament

A golf outing for the benefit of the Northern Ireland Children’s Enterprise will take place on Feb. 16 in Bear Lakes Golf Club in Palm Beach. Details, (914) 666-6656.

L.I. Gaels Meeting

The Long Island Gaels Gaelic Football Club will hold meetings Feb. 15 and March 1 at 8 p.m. at the VFW, 235 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook, Details, call Andy Gannon at (516) 887-o687 or Michael Byrne at (516) 295-4620.

Limerick Hurling Club

The Limerick Hurling Club of New York will hold its annual dance on Feb. 26 at Rory Dolan’s on McLean Avenue, Yonkers. Music will be provided by John Prunty and the Midlanders. Cocktail hour will begin at 8 p.m.

The guest of honor will be Limerick native and founding club member and player Kieran O’Sullivan. On his arrival in New York in the early 1980s, he played football with Cavan. The hurler of the year award will go to Eamon Shields, from Gort, Co. Galway.

For information on raffle tickets or dance tickets, call Brendan O’Sullivan at (914) 237-8022 or Kieran O’Sullivan at (914) 969-5411.

Players Sought

New York Celtic senior football club is looking for new players, former players, transfers. Details, call Donie at (718) 824-9229 or John at (718) 324-0984.

Donegal Women’s Team

The Donegal Gaelic Football Club is forming a women’s team. Anyone interested in playing or helping out should call Damien at (718) 994-1793 or Catherine at (718) 994-9400.

Chicago Celtic Soccer Club

Chicago Celtic Soccer Club is looking for experienced young players for the spring season. Candidates must be willing to train and show up for Sunday Morning games.

Details, John O’Sullivan at (773) 736-5391 or e-mail josulli887@aol.com.

Kerry Celebrations in Boston

Boston’s Kerry Football Club will hold its banquet of their century on Feb. 12 in Florian Hall, Hallet Street, Dorchester. Guests will include Mick O’Connell, Matt Connor, from Offaly, and Padraig Kennelly, from Kerry’s Eye newspaper.

The guest of honor will be Joe Driscoll of Connecticut, the Clubman of the Year Award will be presented to Joe Murphy from Sneem and the Player of the Year Award will go to Mark O’Brien of Laois.

A family-style roast beef dinner will be served at 8 p.m. There will be cocktails for an hour beforehand. Dancing until 1 a.m. to the music of Noel Henry’s Band. Door prizes include one round-trip ticket to Ireland from Evergreen Travel, and a set of pictures of Kerry All-Ireland winning teams of the century. Tickets cost $40.

Details, call Connie Kelly at (617) 484-8481 or Tom Griffen at (617) 287-1713.

GAA to Honor Dooley

Seamus Dooley will be the guest of honor at the New York GAA’s annual banquet, which will be held Feb. 12 at the Astoria Manor in Queens. Details, call dance chairman John Moore at (516) 746-6300.

New Jersey Hurling Club

The New Jersey Hurling Club will hold its annual dinner party on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Grasshopper Also, 645 Washington Ave., Carlstadt. Music by Dermot Henry. Details, (201) 460-7771.

The club will hold the annual general meeting on Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Grasshopper Also. Details, call chairman John Slattery at (201) 439-1138.

Barnabas GFC AGM

The St. Barnabas Gaelic Football Club will hold their annual meeting on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Aquaduct Bar.

All parents are urged to attend as well as new members.

Indoor practice for all registered members, every Tuesday night at 8 in Yonkers.

For additional information, call Bill Donoghue at (718) 325-7582 or Dave Hannon at (718) 324-1406.

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.

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