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Off the Field Kerry to honor Paddy Kearney

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Kerry will hold a double victory dance on Feb. 6 in the Astoria Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Queens.

Music will be provided by the Ritchie O’Shea Band. The cocktail hour will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Guest of honor is the great Paddy Kearney (Cloghane). The senior players of the year are Paddy O Connor (Faha) and Bingo O’Driscoll (Upper Camp). Louis Holland (Bantry, Co. Cork) is Clubman of the Year.

Also at the dance will be a chance to meet some of the Kerry county players. John Crowley, who was captain on the East Kerry team, and his teammate Seamus Moynihan, will present the Kerry County Final Moynihan Cup. Additional players attending will be Dara O Cinnéide and John McGlynn.

The Kerry county board will be represented by Secretary Tony O’Keefe and Patrick "Tatler" O’Sullivan.

Tickets cost $70. Deadline is Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. Tickets are available from Jim Mackessy at (718) 828-0077, Eileen O’Flaherty at (201) 265-4984, Dorothy Foley at (201) 928-1687, Paddy Kearney at (718) 729-7064 or Tim Curtin at (201) 261-9341.

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The final meeting of the dinner dance committee will be this Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Breffni at 8 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

Waterford Hurlers’ AGM

Waterford Hurling Club will hold its annual general meeting on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Lansdowne Bar, 248th Street and Broadway. Details, Dan Kelleher at (914) 423-3959.

LGAA Annual Meeting

New York Ladies GAA are having their Annual General Meeting on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. in the Riverdale Steakhouse. Election of officers and the annual convention will take place. Please contact Caroline Conway-Bogue before Feb. 6 (914) 237-7068 regarding any motions.

Tyrone AGM

Tyrone Gaelic Football Club in New York will hold its annual general meeting on Feb. 6 at 2:30 p.m. in Fibber McGees, McLean Avenue, in Yonkers. Details, Jimmy Hanna at (914) 961-7159.

NICE Golf Tournament

A golf outing for the benefit of the Northern Ireland Children’s Enterprise will take place on Feb. 16 in Bear Lakes Golf Club in Palm Beach. Details, (914) 666-6656.

Limerick Hurling Club

The Limerick Hurling Club of New York will hold its annual dance on Feb. 26 at Rory Dolan’s on McLean Avenue, Yonkers. Music will be provided by John Prunty and the Midlanders. Cocktail hour will begin at 8 p.m.

The guest of honor will be Limerick native and founding club member and player Kieran O’Sullivan. On his arrival in New York in the early 1980s, he played football with Cavan. The hurler of the year award will go to Eamon Shields, from Gort, Co. Galway.

For information on raffle tickets or dance tickets, call Brendan O’Sullivan at (914) 237-8022 or Kieran O’Sullivan at (914) 969-5411.

Players Sought

New York Celtic senior football club is looking for new players, former players, transfers. Details, call Donie at (718) 824-9229 or John at (718) 324-0984.

Donegal Women’s Team

The Donegal Gaelic Football Club is forming a women’s team. Anyone interested in playing or helping out should call Damien at (718) 994-1793 or Catherine at (718) 994-9400.

Celtic Minor Football Club

The next club meeting will be on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in Molloy’s Bar, 5782 Moshula Ave., in Riverdale, the Bronx. Details, call Eugene McArdle at (718) 624-3774.

Roscommon Dinner Dance

Roscommon Football Club will hold their annual dinner dance on Feb. 5 at the Polish Center, 92 Waverly St., Yonkers. Music will be provided by Gerry Finlay and the Cara Band. Guest of honor will be Jimmy Naughton. Other award honorees on the night will be; Joe Naughton (Senior Player of the Year), Enda Corr (Junior Player of the Year), Gerry Kelly (Club Person of the Year). Details, Pat Dolan at (718) 994 1730, Martin McDermott at (914) 776 9770. Journal information, Michelle Craven at (718) 796 0049 or Paul Levins at (914) 966 3121.

Chicago Celtic Soccer Club

Chicago Celtic Soccer Club is looking for experienced young players for the spring season. Candidates must be willing to train and show up for Sunday Morning games.

Details, John O’Sullivan at (773) 736-5391 or e-mail josulli887@aol.com.

Kerry Celebrations in Boston

Boston’s Kerry Football Club will hold its banquet of their century on Feb. 12 in Florian Hall, Hallet Street, Dorchester. Guests will include Mick O’Connell, Matt Connor, from Offaly, and Padraig Kennelly, from Kerry’s Eye newspaper.

The guest of honor will be Joe Driscoll of Connecticut, the Clubman of the Year Award will be presented to Joe Murphy from Sneem and the Player of the Year Award will go to Mark O’Brien of Laois.

A family-style roast beef dinner will be served at 8 p.m. There will be cocktails for an hour beforehand. Dancing until 1 a.m. to the music of Noel Henry’s Band. Door prizes include one round-trip ticket to Ireland from Evergreen Travel, and a set of pictures of Kerry All-Ireland winning teams of the century. Tickets cost $40.

Details, call Connie Kelly at (617) 484-8481 or Tom Griffen at (617) 287-1713.

GAA to Honor Dooley

Seamus Dooley will be the guest of honor at the New York GAA’s annual banquet, which will be held Feb. 12 at the Astoria Manor in Queens. Details, call dance chairman John Moore at (516) 746-6300.

New Jersey Hurling Club

The New Jersey Hurling Club will hold its annual dinner party on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Grasshopper Also, 645 Washington Ave., Carlstadt. Music by Dermot Henry. Details, (201) 460-7771.

The club will hold the annual general meeting on Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Grasshopper Also. Details, call chairman John Slattery at (201) 439-1138.

Barnabas GFC AGM

The St. Barnabas Gaelic Football Club will hold their annual meeting on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Aquaduct Bar.

All parents are urged to attend as well as new members.

Indoor practice for all registered members, every Tuesday night at 8 in Yonkers.

For additional information, call Bill Donoghue at (718) 325-7582 or Dave Hannon at (718) 324-1406.

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.

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