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Off the Field New York Ladies GAA events

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

On Wednesday Sept. 22, at 9 p.m. the New York Ladies GAA will meet at the

Riverdale Steakhouse. All club delegates should attend. Details, (718) 884-1997.

The Railway Cup, which was scheduled for last Sunday, was postponed until an as yet to be determined date.

As the women prepare for the All Ireland Junior Semifinal against Waterford at Croke Park, there will be a : "A Night at the Races" fund-raising event on Sept. 26t at 7 p.m. at the SouthBend Bar. Details, (718) 548-9621.

Anyone wishing to attend the Oct. 3 final should call Mary Toolan at (718) 884-2379.

Camogie players wanted

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Open registration session for seven-a-side camogie, hosted by New York Young Irelands, will take place this Sunday, Sept. 25, in Rockland Psychiatric Center, Gaelic football field. Exit 6W off the Palisades, make right onto Orangeburg Road, psychiatric center is on the right.

All are welcome.

Details, Treasa Goodwin at (718) 651-7336.

All-Ireland Football Final

The New York Gaelic Association will sponsor a broadcast of the All-Ireland football final on WFUV 90.7 FM on Sept. 26, with a pre-game show at 10:15 a.m. Co-hosted by Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin.

In Boston, remembering Tommy McGann

The Tommy McGann Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Sept. 28 at the Eaton Country Club, Boston. All proceeds to benefit the Thomas McGann Foundation. Many prizes will be on offer, including a new Cadillac for a hole in one.

After the tournament, there will be a silent auction. Items for bidding include sports memorabilia from the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins. Details, call Billy or Jay at (617) 742-6618.

The first anniversary Mass for McGann will be celebrated on Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, 68 Cardinal O’Connell Way, in Boston.

Carey Challenge Cup in East Hampton

The 1999 Gov. Hugh L. Carey Challenge Cup golf tournament will take place Oct. 12 at The Maidstone Club, East Hampton, N.Y. The beneficiary will be the MGA Foundation, a charitable organization. The competition is held in conjunction with the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Metropolitan Golf Association. The tournament, which alternates between the U.S. and Ireland, takes place during two days and is preceded by a corporate "AM-AM" competition pairing each of the 16 players with three amateurs. Details, call Marianne Carey at (212) 245-6570 or Jeanne McCooey at (914) 347-4653.

Golf Outing

The Irish Franciscan Brothers golf outing will take place Oct. 4 at Spook Rock Golf Course, 233 Spook Rock Rd., Suffern, Exit 14 N.Y. State Thruway. Details, call Pat Cahill at (201) 2658151, Pat O’Hanlon at (212) 473-9387, Pat Cassidy at (212) 268-0587 or John Reynolds at (718) 824-9075.

Events in Canton

The Irish Cultural Center, in Canton, Mass., will, at noon on Oct. 16, celebrate completion of Phase 1 of its new home with a ribbon-cutting, blessing and dedication followed by luncheon.

At 1:30 p.m., the North East Division of the GAA will sponsor a hurling and a football match.

At 5:30 p.m., the McGettigan, Stewart Communications Center will be unveiled to honor two young men from Leitrim and Louth who died last year in a fall from a scaffold in Quincy. The dedication will be performed by the president of the GAA, Joe McDonagh, and Michael O’Connor, director of the Irish Cultural Center.

The Cultural Center will sponsor a reception and celebration banquet for about 1,000 people at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by the Andy Healy Band. Ticket price for the banquet is $50 per person.

On Sunday, Oct. 17, McDonagh will dedicate a new GAA facility at the Irish Cultural Center. Following the dedication, at 1:30 p.m., the Eircell All Star 1998 hurling team will play Cork, the 1999 All-Ireland hurling champions.

At 3 p.m., the two finalists in the All-Ireland football championship, Meath and Cork, will compete in Canton. Admission to the game is $25 per person.

To finish off the evening, the Irish Cultural Center will host an old time marquee dance from 5- 9 p.m. Music by Joe Moriarty and the Irish beat. Admission is free.

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.

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.

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