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Off the Field

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Take Your Pick’ in Sean Og’s

The Monaghan women’s Gaelic Football Club is hosting a weekly "Take Your Pick" in Sean Og’s Tavern starting on this Friday, June 9. Tickets may be bought on the night for $5. The jackpot will start at $300 and will increase each week if not won.

Fight night in Jersey

The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will hold its annual amateur fight night on June 16 at 8 p.m. (rain date, June 17) on the grounds of the club in at 15 Oak St., Old Bridge, N.J., just off Rte. 18. Last year, more than 900 boxing fans attended the event that consisted of 10 bouts. The same program is anticipated this year. Hot dogs, beverages and snacks wil be available for purchase. Tickets are available for $10 on a first-come, first-served basis. For details, call Jackie Breen at (732) 721-5471 or the club at (732) 251-9840.

LGAA fund-raiser

The New York Ladies Gaelic Football County Training Fund will host a simulated golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, in Mulligans Golf Lounge, 600 Tuckahoe Rd., Yonkers. Tee time is 8 p.m. The fund-raiser will feature three competitions using the three simulated golf courses with categories for the novice and the professional golfer.

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Golfers will compete for "The longest drive," "Closest to the pin" and, for the women golfers "Shoot on the moon." Using a large screen the golfer is shown a scene from the selected tee. Using a full swing the player hits the ball into the screen and a tracking system captures the balls flight data as on an outdoor course. Details, (718) 994-5018 or (718) 994-7006

European soccer tour

Manhattan Kickers’ player-coach Mike Fitzgerald is looking for players to join an 18-man Kickers squad on a six-match tour of England, Scotland and Ireland from July 27 to Aug. 6. Call him at (212) 675-7314 for more details.

Seattle Gaels Football Club

A 13-aside tournament in Seattle will take place July 15-16 against teams from San Diego and Los Angeles. On July 23 at 1 p.m., an exhibition game will take place in Seattle at the Irish Heritage Club picnic at Lake Sammamish State Park, near Issaquah.

Young Ireland’s camogie

The New York Young Ireland’s Camogie Club will hold training every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in playing camogie or learning how to play should call (718) 651-7336.

Mayo GFC tour

The Mayo Gaelic Football Team of Greater New York are going on tour to Ireland in July. The flight departs July 20 and return date is optional. There are some seats available on the flight. Anyone interested should contact Kathleen Rowland, (914) 237-9388 or Tully Travel, (914) 237-7408. Tully Travel is located at 957 McLean Ave., Yonkers.

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.

Irish Softball League

The Irish Softball League is looking for teams for the summer season. Limit 12 teams. Five American/Irish rule applies. Details, Irish Rover at (718) 278-9372.

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.

NICE golf outing in Mt. Kisco

Northern Ireland Children’s Enterprise will hold its 12th annual golf outing on June 8 at Mount Kisco Country Club. Special guest will be CBS sports commentator David Feherty, who will give a golf clinic before the tournament and will be the after-dinner speaker. Reservations for just dinner and cocktail party are $150; foursomes are $1,500. All proceeds beneift NICE’s program of bringing children from Belfast to New York for five weeks in the summer, as well as continuing work at NICE facilities in Belfast and Ballycastle. Details, Kate Cunningham at (914) 666-6656.

IBO golf outing

The Irish Business Organization of New York will hold its annual golf outing on June 15 at New Jersey National Golf Club. For details on the course, log onto www.njngolfclub.com. The cost is $150 per person and this includes lunch, golf, golf cart, range balls, prizes and dinner. Lunch and registration will start at 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed. Details, call 1-877-IBO-3200.

Mustang Sally, Harry & Jacks Golf

Mustang Sally’s, Harry & Jack’s fifth annual golf outing will take place June 26 at Dellwood Country Club in New City. Shotgun start will be at 11 a.m. The cost of $200 per person covers green fees and golf carts, breakfast, lunch and dinner, 5-hours open bar, BMW convertible car for hole in one at 9th hole, use of tennis courts and swimming pool, vacation packages and many more prizes. Breakfast will be served at 10. Proceeds in aid of the Aisling Community Center in New York and the Aislinn Adolescent Treatment Center in Kilkenny. Details, call Jimmy or Liam at (212) 695-3806.

Hospice golf tournament

The 7th annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Sligo-based Northwest cancer hospice unit will take place Aug. 19 on a new 18-hole golf course at Pleasantville Thunderhart, in Freehold, N.Y. Tee time is 11 a.m. The cost is $100 per person or $400 per foursome; this includes green fees, electric cart, light lunch and refreshments and full course dinner. Tee sponsorship costs $100. To attend the dinner costs $25 per person. Payment must be received by Aug. 15. Checks, payable to Northwest Hospice, may be mailed to John J. Foody, 47 Yale Terrace, Blauvelt, NY 10913 For details, call John Foody at (914) 359-1386, Ray Conlon at (718) 278-5871 or John Cawley (914) 623-6416. Those requiring overnight accommodation should call (518) 634-7816.

County Clare Golf Outing

County Clare 2000 5th annual golf outing to benefit children with special needs at St. Clare’s School in Ennis, Co. Clare, will take place July 20 at Blue Hills Country Club in Pearl River. Sign-in time is 11 a.m. and tee-time is at noon. The cost is $100 per person or $400 per fourball. Sponsorship of a tee box costs $200. A reception and dinner will follow at Bishops with a special presentation by St. Clare’s School in honor of Inagh-born Martin Devereaux, vicepresident and business agent of Carpenters’ Local 608. Details, call P. J. Harvey at (516) 775-3886 or Pat Moroney at (914) 359-8000.

Croí golf tournament

Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation, in association with Temple Bar in Stamford, Conn., will host its 4th annual golfing tournament and auction on Aug. 21. The tournament will be at Silvermine Golf Club, 95 N. Seir Hill Rd. in Norwalk, Conn. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $150 for an individual or $600 per foursome. The entry fee includes breakfast before tee off, green fees, cart, lunch and entry to awards dinner featuring three-hour open bar. Hole sponsorship costs $150 for individuals and $350 for corporations. Checks, payable to Croí, with sheet listing the names of players, should be mailed to Croí, P.O. Box 513, Oradell, N.J. 07649. Details, call Brian Nolan at (201) 599-2351 or Barry Lynch at (570) 992-9965.

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