The fifth annual charity golf tournament in aid of the Northwest Hospice for the terminally ill in Ireland will take place Aug. 22 in Pleasantview Lodge, Freehold, N.Y., in the Catskills. Tee off time is 11 a.m. and the Calloway system will be used.
The North West Hospice for the terminally ill is based in Sligo and caters for parts of the adjoining counties of Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal and Mayo. In an area where many people live alone, and often have no close family member to care for them, the hospice for the terminally ill is among the most worthy charities in the west and north west of Ireland. The hospice also provides a valuable bereavement service, helping people and their loved ones to cope with dying and death.
The entry fee of $100 per person ($400 per foursome) covers green fees, electric cart, light lunch and refreshments and full course awards presentation dinner. For those attending dinner only, the cost is just $25. All proceeds go towards the Northwest Hospice. Fees must be received before Aug. 15. Checks should be made payable to Northwest Hospice.
Tee sponsorship ($100) and prizes to be awarded are also sought. All sponsors will be assigned a tee with a sign marking the sponsor’s name. There will also be a list of all sponsors, complete with addresses and phone numbers, given out at the awards dinner.
For information, call John Foody at (914) 359-1386 or John Cawley at (914) 623-6416.
Barnabas soccer club AGM
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St. Barnabas Soccer Club will hold its annual general meeting on July 9 at 8 p.m. in the Heritage Bar. The club is seeking players from the tri-state area to compete in the competitive Div. 1 and 3 Cosmopolitan League. The reserve team will also be playing in the Henry Saunders Cup Final on June 21. For information, call Brian Conway at (914) 237-1570.
Crof golf tourney in Mahopac
The third annual golf tournament to benefit Crof, the West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation, will take place Sept. 11 in Putnam Country Club in Mahopac, N.Y. Shotgun start is at 9:30 a.m.
The entry fee is $175 per person and $700 for a fourball. These prices cover green fees, cart, breakfast, lunch, dinner with 3-hour open bar, attendance at awards presentation ceremony and entry to Crof’s special auction. Among the items on the block is a 1963 Bentley.
Checks, payable to Crof, should be mailed to Brian Nolan, 561 Wendel Pl., Oradell, NJ 07649 with your current GHIN number or mark Calloway. For information, call (718) 278-5728 or (201) 599-2351.
The Forest Hills Men’s Rugby Club will hold open practices from June 18 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
Boxing in Jersey
An evening of amateur boxing will take place June 19 (rain date, June 20) at 8 p.m. in the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, 15 Oak Street, Old Bridge, N.J. Tickets cost $10. Boxing clubs from throughout New Jersey will compete for trophies. For tickets or information, call (732) 251-2626.
Div. 9 AOH golf
Div. 39 of Tacony, in Philadelphia, is sponsoring the 7th annual John Curran Memorial Golf Classic on June 20 at Juniata Golf Club. There will be a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Hole sponsorship is $50. Make checks payable to AOH Div. 39, and mail to AOH Golf, 7229 Tulip St., Philadelphia, PA 19135.
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.
Mayo in training
Mayo GAA Club in New York is now in training for the Junior A championship. Training starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Van Cortlandt Park. New players welcome. For information, call John Burck at (914) 964-9665 or (914) 237-0976.
The Fermanagh GFC holds training sessions Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 at the Indian Field at Van Cortlandt Park East, at East 233rd Street.
Calling all ladies
Training for ladies Gaelic football takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Juniper Valley Park. Those training meet at 7 at The Starting Gate in Woodside. For information, call (718) 937-0592.
Astoria Gaels football
The Gaelic football panel has started training. Anyone who needs information about transfers, insurance or draft eligibility call Eugene at (718) 997-9288. Astoria Gaels holds Gaelic and soccer training every Thursday evening at 6:30. New members always welcome. For information, call Sean Rice at (718) 278-9372.
Young Irelands camogie
The Young Ireland’s Camogie Club, the 1997 NACA champions, holds training at Van Cortlandt Park, at 245th Street and Broadway, opposite the Lansdowne every Sunday morning at 10 o’clock and every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. New players welcome. Race Night will be on April 25 in The Heritage Bar, McLean Avenue. For details, call Treasa Goodwin at (718) 651-7336.
Breffni Blues camogie
For those interested in playing camogie with the Breffni Blues, training takes place in Van Cortlandt Park. For information, call Ita at (718) 366-6204 or Susan at (914) 966-1887.
Living in Queens and interested in playing Gaelic football? Monaghan Ladies Football Club says it is the answer. The club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in The Starting Gate, in Woodside, and train in Juniper Valley Park.