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Off the Field Donegal honors for McGrath and Meehan

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The Donegal Football Club will celebrate their 51st anniversary with a banquet on April 24 in Leonard’s of Great Neck, 555 Northern Blvd.

A cocktail hour will start at 8 p.m. followed by a full course prime rib dinner and dancing to the music of Homeward Bound. Tickets are $60.

The guest of honor will be Laurence McGrath of Pettigo, Co. Donegal. As junior team manager, McGrath led the juniors to victory in 1998.

The 1999 Campbell-Houlihan Award will go to Mike Meehan of Donegal Town. He is a past president of the football club, former journal chairman, recording secretary and past president of the Donegal Association. He was also the 1980 guest of honor.

Details, call Mary Grant at (914) 693-1875.

Castlegregory development

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There will be a meeting of the Castlegregory field development committee on April 14 at 8 p.m. in the Breffni Bar, 40th and Queens Boulevard. Details, call John O’Riordan at (718) 492-3270 or Eileen Flaherty at (201) 265-3270.

Jersey Hurling Club update

The New Jersey Hurling Club will hold its annual dance on May 8 at the Lithuanian Catholic Center, 6 David Ave., Kearny, N.J. This year’s guest of honor is Pat Lynch. Player of the year is Finbarr Craughwell. For details, call dance chairman Pat Lynch at (973) 783-6382, secretary Kevin Corbett at (908) 259-0985 or club chairman John Slattery at (201) 439-1138.

Clare dinner dance

The Clare dinner dance will take place April 23 in the Astoria Manor. The guest of honor will be Gerard Loughnane. Details, Pat Egan at (718) 796-5497.

Celtic’s golf tournament

The New York Celtics Football Club will hold its second annual Jimmy O’Sullivan Memorial Golf Tournament on May 3 at Split Rock Golf Course. Tee-off will be at noon, shotgun start.

There will be an open bar and buffet from 6- 8 p.m. at Fíona’s Bar and Restaurant, 4344 Katonah Ave., the Bronx. Details, call Donie O’Sullivan at (718) 824-9229, John Cox at (718) 324-0984 or John Marren at (212) 534-6845.

Westput Gaels

Westput Gaels annual fund-raising dance and celebration will take place May 8 in St. John’s Social Hall in Mahopac, N.Y. Music will be by Jimmy McPhail and the Regals from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $30. Details, Kevin McManus at (203) 264-1305 or Brendan Hynes at (914) 896-1930.

Waterford dance

Waterford Hurling Club will hold its annual dinner dance on May 8 in Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Ave., Yonkers. Cocktail hour at 9 p.m.

The guest of honor will be John Drislane and the hurler of the year is JoJo O’Sullivan. Details, Maura Bermingham at (914) 237-0145 or John Phelan at (914) 969-6481.

D.C. 7-a-side

The Washington, D.C., Gaels, hosts of the 1998 GAA National Championships, welcome all spectators and players to the Fifth Annual 7-a-Side Tournament on Saturday, April 24. Kick off is at 10 a.m. Admission is free to spectators. The cost to compete for a team of 10 is $100.

The tournament will be held at St. Camillus Church, 1600 St. Camillus Rd., Silver Spring, Md. Details, (301) 495-7740 or (703) 820-5961.

Chicago Celtic

Chicago Celtic Soccer Club is looking for new experienced players for the summer season. New players must be willing to train and show up for Sunday morning games. Celtic currently plays in the Northwest suburban league. Details, call John O’Sullivan at (773) 736-5391 or Mick Kenna at (708) 361-5395.

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.

Aisling Center ‘robics

‘robics classes are held every Monday at 8:30 p.m. and every Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Aisling Center, 990 McLean Ave., Yonkers. For details, call (914) 237-5121 or (914) 776-7341.

Fitzpatrick golf tourney

The sixth annual Eithne Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament will take place May 17 at the Knollwood Country Club. In addition to golf and prizes, there will be lunch, cocktail reception and dinner and awards ceremony. Details, (201) 507-5132.

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.

St. Barnabas soccer

St. Barnabas Soccer Club has resumed training for all three teams at Evander Child H.S. on Gunhill Road. With the first league games due to start in early March, training will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Details, Aidan at (718) 515-7409 or John at (914) 769-0605.

Astoria Gaels

Astoria Gaels Soccer season has resumed with training every Monday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Astoria Park. Meet at McLoughlin’s this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Call Mark Bourke at (718) 937-8621 or manager Jimmy Ralph at 726-1521. also, Gaelic training has commenced every Monday and Thursday for the Astoria Gales Junior Football team. For information, call Vivion at 274-8158 or Brendan Doyle at 718-2693.

Cleveland Glasgow supporters

Watch Glasgow Celtic live each week at Flannery’s Pub in downtown Cleveland. Anyone interested in joining the Cleveland Glasgow Celtic Supporters Club should call Tony Gallacher at (440) 585-5803.

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