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Off the Field 7-a-side camogie tournament

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The fifth annual North American Camogie Association 7-a-side tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. at Van Cortlandt Park. The teams competing, from Ireland and the U.S., include Eire Og, Cork; Bradford, Kildare; Bailiboro, Cavan; Young Irelands, New York; Breffni blue, New York; Eire Og, Boston, and Emeralds, Boston. For details, cal Kathleen McDonagh at (718) 499-9482.

Also, an international camogie game featuring Cork/Kildare vs. New York/Boston will be held Sunday, Aug. 23, at 4:30 p.m. at Gaelic Park.

Barnabas soccer training

The three St. Barnabas soccer teams have resumed training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. at Evander Child High School on Gun Hill Road. Interested players should call Brian Conway at (914) 237-1570.

Fermanagh raffle

The Fermanagh Gaelic football club of New York will hold a raffle for an All-Ireland package to include two return tickets to Ireland, two nights accommodation in Dublin and two tickets for the All-Ireland football final. Tickets are $20. The raffle will take place on Friday, Aug. 14 . Tickets are available from any club member. For details, call (718) 994-5018 or (718) 994-7663.

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Leitrim women to hold skydive

Leitrim Ladies GFC will hold its second annual sponsored skydive on Aug. 23. $50 deposits are required immediately as spots are limited. Proceeds will be split with the club and a charity. A bus will depart from and arrive back to The Heritage Bar, McLean Avenue, in Yonkers, for the skydive party. For information and sponsorship cards, call Eibhlish at (718) 364-0254 or Tracy at (718) 994-5073.

Celtic Dart League

The 1998-99 Celtic Dart League season will start in September. Those wishing to play should call Nuala Joyce at (718) 417-7539 before Aug. 12.

Rugby practice

The Forest Hills Men’s Rugby Club will hold open practices until the end of August every Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Flushing Meadow Park at the field next to Jewel avenue. Current college players and new players welcome. For information, call (212) 435-8727 or http://fhrugby.org.

Franciscan Health Care Games dinner

The annual Franciscan Health Care Games celebration dinner will take place Sept. 19 at the Sheraton, in New York. The honorees will be Boston Celtics coach Rick Pitino and his wife Joanne; renowned jockey Julie Krone; Thomas Moran, president and ceo of Mutual of America; and Will Radcliff, chairman of Slush Puppie.

In addition to the celebration diner, there will be several weekend sports events: the celebrity pro-am golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Knollwood Country Club; the Marcus O’Sullivan 5K challenge on Sept. 19 in Central Park; and the Franco Harris celebrity pro-am tennis tournament on Sept. 19 at Tennisport, in Long Island City. For information, call (212) 838-2660.

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