Peter Hennessy, a long-standing active member of the Cavan Football Club, will be the honoree at the 30th annual Cavan dinner dance, to be held on Dec. 5 in the Astoria Manor.
Hennessy has been an officer of the Cavan club for almost two decades and has held the positions of Junior A and Junior B manager, along with acting as a selector for the senior team. He was the chief organizer of the popular Friday night card drives in the 1980s.
A native of Mountnugent, he emigrated in 1973, spending time in Alaska, Canada, Chicago and Philadelphia before settling in New York in 1982. He lives in Woodlawn and is employed by the Break to the Border cab company.
Tickets for the dinner dance cost $60 each. For information, call Tom Cahill at (718) 994-4257. People wishing to advertise in the journal should call Patricia Sheridan at (718) 543-7726.
GAA Christmas party
The New York GAA will hold a Christmas party for all GAA members, umpires, referees and linesmen on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at the Lansdowne Bar, 6159 Broadway, at 251st Street, in the Bronx. The party follows the election of 1999 officers and the meeting to discuss reviving the Galway Football Club.
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Bronx soccer dinner dance
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 Siobhán 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.
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.