Suffolk Juniors Raise $2000 for Various Children’s Charities

A total of $2000 were raised during through the fundraising efforts conducted by the Juniors who are happy to report they were able to donate $1000 to Ronald McDonald House and an additional $1000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. [updated with additional photos December 21]

On Sunday, November 29, 2020  the Suffolk County St. Patrick’s Division 2 AOH Juniors in Babylon, under the direction of Vice President Dennis Harty held their 1st annual Christmas Market.  The market kicked-off at 1PM and by 3:30PM, virtually all items (wreaths, poinsettias, Div 2 Christmas ornaments, etc.) were sold out.  All proceeds will go to charities, as the Boys live the “Christian Charity” part of our motto.  President Jim Killian stated “I couldn’t be more proud of what the Boys and Dennis accomplished today.”

 

Thanks to all the Brothers that attended and made a purchase, it was very much appreciated!  What a wonderful way to kick-off the first day of Advent! The Junior Boys are just 1 of 3 Junior Divisions in New York State, something we are extremely proud of as we carry on our tradition and heritage!

 

 

Submitted by:
Jim Killen | President
AOH St. Patrick’s Division 2
Babylon, NY 11702

Suffolk Recruitment Event A Success

Members of the Suffolk County Divisions 5 ,8 and 9 manned the tent at the Brookhaven Township Fall Fair held on the weekend of Septemeber 9th-10th at Longwood Estates. Approximately 20,000 people were expected to attend the two day event. Division members provided information on the good works of the Order and membership information and brochures to potential candidates for membership in the Order. 

Left to right Tom McKenna, Walter Butler, Frank Knappi, Don Tamargo and Pat Spero.

Suffolk County Adult Gaelic Football Club

The first ever Suffolk County Adult Gaelic Football Club was established this spring and off to a great start. The club, known as Suffolk County Hibernians, was founded with the help of Mike Byrne, NYS AOH Sports Chairman who has been active in finding ways to keep our Irish heritage, sport, and culture alive in New York.  This past weekend was the teams first game facing-off against the Long Island Gaels Gaelic Football Club.  The Suffolk County Hibernians won the game 1-14 to 1-12.

Suffolk’s Clancy Honored as Hibernian of the Year

Brian Clancy was honored as Hibernian of the Year at the Suffolk County Division 3’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance held on March 11, 2017. Brian received the Commodore John Barry Medal from NY AOH Vice President Victor Vogel.  Also in attendance was NY AOH Secretary Tom Lambert and Suffolk County President Jack Ryan.

Pictured (l-r) NY AOH Vice President Vic Vogel; Brian Clancy, Division 3 Suffolk County Hibernian of the Year; Suffolk County President Jack Ryan and Tom Lambert, NY AOH Secretary.

Suffolk County Hibernians Rally for Law Enforcement

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     Suffolk County Hibernians joined forces with local veteran and community organizations on Saturday, August 20th, in a mass display of patriotic support for “Blue Lives Matter” at the Islip Town Hall Green. In the wake of numerous attacks against America’s Peace Officers, Suffolk County Hibernians rose to show their gratitude and appreciation for the men and women of all Police Departments who serve and protect.


Proudly taking part in the rally are County Legislator Tom Cilmi, NYS VP Vic Vogel, Division 7 Past President Kathleen Ring, Division 7 Past President Dave Ring and grandson David, Suffolk County Sentinel John Wahlberg, Division 7 Recording Secretary Eileen Knockenauer, Division 7 Organizer Bob Knockenauer, Division 7 President Vicki Ring, and John Mangan, a twenty-one year veteran of the NYPD and a 9/11 First Responder.

 

AOH Divisions 8 & 9 Suffolk County – Annual Golf Outing

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Two great AOH Divisions in Suffolk County are combing their efforts and hosting a Golf Outing on Monday, October 13th at The Pine Ridge Golf Club in Coram, NY!  The event will be hosted by The Father Francis Fitzgerald Division #8 of Selden, and The Father Murphy of Boollavogue Division #9 of Port Jefferson.  The event will honor Sean Worell and will begin with registration starting at 11:00am and a shotgun start at 12 Noon.

The cost is $150.00 per golfer and will include golf, cart,BBQ, buffet dinner with lots of raffles, giveaways, prizes and much much more!

For more information or to register for this event, please contact Gene Wynn at (631) 682-3150 or Joe Kelly at (516) 375-0625.