The women of the Bronx Irish Soccer League will hold their 9th annual dinner dance will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Yonkers Raceway. Cocktails are at 8 p.m. Music will be by Homeward Bound. Breda Culligan will be guest of honor. For information, call Trish Gleeson at (914) 376-9814 or Noel Kenny at (914) 693-9866.
Astoria Gaels Christmas Party
The Astoria Gaels will hold a Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 13, at Sheridan Old Folks Home, 23rd Street off Broadway, where rumor has it that Santa Claus will be making an appearance. For information, call Siobh_n at (718) 997-9288.
Waterford’s Christmas party
Waterford Hurling Club will hold a Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 19, in The Jolly Tinker Bar, Webster Avenue and Bedford Park, in the Bronx. There will be a raffle to help players who incurred severe injuries during the past playing season. For information, call Nora Bermingham at (914) 237-2586 or Dan Kelleher at (718) 364-8232.
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Soccer on ESPN 2
World Wide Soccer may be seen on ESPN 2 every Monday at 2:30 p.m. hosted by Rob Stone, who presents stories and highlights from around the world. Stone pays particular attention to MLS action and men and women’s soccer in the U.S. college scene.
The show also features Tommy Smyth’s analysis of important games.
Minor Board annual banquet
The GAA Minor Board’s 29th Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday evening, Jan. 23, at the Polish Center, 92 Waverly St., Yonkers. Guests of honor on this festive occasion will be two of New York’s most dedicated Gaels, Pete Jones ( St. Joseph’s F.C.) and Rita Concannon (Rangers F.C). The coveted James O’Sullivan Award will be presented. All 1998 divisional champions, players of the year, 1998 All Stars, scholarship winners will be honored. The MC for the evening is Tommy Smyth of ESPN TV fame. A special souvenir journal will be published. For information or reservations, call general chairman Denis Twomey at (212) 535-6620 or Mike Keane at (914) 565-0065.