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Off the Field Donaghy benefit raffle

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

July 14-20, 1999 A trip for two to Ireland with two All-Ireland tickets are the top prizes in a benefit raffle scheduled for Saturday, July 17, at Rosie O’Grady’s in Manhattan. The raffle will benefit Seamus Donaghy, a former Sligo and New York footballer who is recovering from a stroke. Buy tickets from Tom Meaney at (212) 769-0333, Sean Coyle at (973) 478-3890, Martin Murphy at (718) 515-6261, Mike Penny (San Francisco) at (415) 564-2442 or Mike McElholm (Philadelphia) at (215) 677-0959. Send donations to Irene Moore, c/o Seamus Donaghy Benefit Fund, 583 West 235th St., Bronx, N.Y. 10463. The raffle is sponsored by Danny Moloney of Liffey Van Lines.

Football final, fund-raiser in N.J.

The Connaught football final will be shown Sunday, June 18, at Rosie’s Steakhouse in Little Ferry, N.J. All Proceeds will benefit the family of the llate Thomas Muldowney, a native of Midfield, Swinford, Co. Mayo. Details, Rosie’s at (201) 440-0040 or Patrick Walsh at (201) 945-9014.

NYC’s first trail race

The six-mile urban environmental challenge trail race, described by the organizers, the Van Cortlandt Track Club, as the "toughest non-marathon race ever in the New York metropolitan area, will take place July 18, starting at 9 a.m. in Van Cortlandt Park, in the Bronx. The start and finish will be at the north east corner of Parade Ground, opposite 252nd Street and Broadway. This race is not for beginners and no children under 13 allowed. $10 to register before July 13, and $13 after. T.-shirts for the first 100 pre-registered runners. Details, call Dennis Burns at (718) 796-9191, or e-mail luvs2run@worldnet.att.net, or log onto web site vctc.org

LGAA All-Star trials

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The New York Ladies GAA All Star trials take place Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The trials are to determine the panel for the team that will participate in the All-Ireland Junior Semifinal on Sept. 11.

The next league meeting will be held Tuesday, June 1, at 9 p.m. at Riverdsale Steakhouse.

The Railway Cup continues June 5 with the semifinals. It’s Ulster vs. Munster at 4 p.m. and Connaught vs. Leinster at 5:30.

Marathon recruiting

The Joints in Motion training team is now recruiting runners and walkers for the Dublin marathon on Oct. 25. Those who sign up will receive 20 weeks of group training, round-trip air fare, hotel accommodations and prizes — all for raising a minimum of $3,600 through sponsor donations. Those who run-walk will benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Details, (212) 894-8705.

Wild Geese golf

The seventh annual Wild Geese golf outing will take place July 29 in Harris Golf Course, formerly Bruce Golf Course, 1300 King St., Greenwich, Conn. Admission is $25 for dinner only and $175 per golfer. The $175 golfer’s fee covers green fees, carts, lunch, dinner, refreshments and prizes. Earlybird special, foursomes only, save $100 by mailing checks totaling $600 by June 1 to The Wild Geese, P.O. Box 11088, Greenwich, CT 06831. Details, Kevin Garvin at (212) 701-7936 or (203) 845-0497.

Golf tournament

The sixth annual charity golf tournament for the North West Hospice for the terminally ill in Ireland will take place Aug. 21 in Pleasantview Lodge, in Freehold, N.Y.

The £600,000 hospice, which was recently opened by Health Minister Brian Cowen, is based in Sligo and serves Leitrim, west Cavan, south Donegal and north Roscommon.

Tee off time is 11 a.m. and the Calloway System will be used.

Entry fee of $100 per person or $400 per foursome covers green fees, electric cart, light lunch and refreshments and full course dinner. A tee may be sponsored for $100. For those attending dinner only, the cost is $25. Checks should be made payable to Northwest Hospice.

Details, call John Foody at (914) 359-1386 or John Cawley at (914) 623-6416.

Eamonn Coghlan Classic

The fifth annual New York Irish family festival will take place Aug. 21-22 at Belmont Race Track, Exit 26B off the Cross Island Parkway. The Eamonn Coghlan 5K Classic will take place on the Sunday at 10 a.m. For entry form and details, call (212) 685-4649 or 686-1210.

Seeking Golfers

The Tri-County Golf Club in Northern New Jersey is seeking new members for the 1999 season. Details, Mike McCormack at (973) 643-3984 or evenings at (201) 997-8914.

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. The Mayo football team is back in training for 1999. New players welcome. For information, Mike Ruane at (718) 892-9810.

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