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 to Noel O’Connell. 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.
The Leitrim football dance will take place Jan. 30 in M’stros, Morris Park, in the Bronx. Music will be provided by The Cara Band. The guest of honor will be Mike Brosnan. For information, call Frank Brady at (914) 963-8729.
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.<BR>
The show also features Tommy Smyth’s analysis of important games.