Fundraiser for National Director Dan Dennehy

Come out and support New York’s own Dan Dennehy in his bid for AOH National Director! For over 30 years, Dan Dennehy has advocated and served as a member and officer of the AOH and numerous other Irish organizations. Dan brought many people together when he founded the Hudson Valley Irish Fest and Center in Peekskill. 

Dan is seeking his second term as the hardworking National Director of the AOH. That is why his friends and fellow Hibernians have organized a fun Saturday afternoon of music and BBQ to show our support for him! 

Please join AOH Westchester County Board and County President Brian Duffy and AOH Division 18 Peekskill for a Fundraiser BBQ in the outdoor Beer Garden at the Quiet Man Public House for National Director Dan Dennehy’s reelection bid at The National Convention In Louisville Kentucky, this July.

The Quiet Man is owned by AOH Westchester County Treasurer Cathal McGreal and he and his staff are inviting us for food and fun the coolest beer garden in Peekskill!

Great BBQ, Irish Music by Celtic Blend, Beer and Wine are yours for a $25 Donation to Dan’s Campaign.

If you can’t attend, would you or your County or Division please consider showing your support?  Please send a check by 6/28, made payable to:

“Westchester County AOH”
c/o Cathal McGreal
15 N. Division
Peekskill, NY 10566

Thank you in advance and hoping to see you on June 30!

Aidan O’Kelly – Lynch
AOH New York State Director 
Hudson Valley Irish Fest Trustee
(917) 468- 9434

Brian Duffy – AOH Westchester County President
Clive Cronin – Westchester AOH Division 18 Peekskill President

Westchester County Board Annual Dinner

National and State Officers from across the state attended the Annual Westchester County Dinner Dance held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Mansion on Broadway, White Plains, NY.

Honorees are joined by national, state, county, division officers, division members and friends of the AOH in Westchester County

Brian Duffy, Westchester County Board President addresses the guests

Dan Dennehy, Martin Galvin, Jim Hamilton, Derek Warfield, Denis McCarthy, and Bob Bolbach

Honorees of the evening included Joseph Brady, Regimental Piper for the Fighting 69th Infantry Regiment of the US Army.  Many will know Joe as the bagpiper who leads the NYC St. Patrick’s Parade up 5th Avenue each year. Joe was joined by family and friends.

Honoree Joe Brady with family and friends enjoying the evening

The second honoree of the evening was Robert Bateman, AOH Life Member and County Historian.  Bob was presented with the Spirit of Freedom Award. Bob’s longtime friend, Derek Warfield of the legendary group the Wolfe Tones, dropped in to help honor Bob for his contributions to the AOH in Westchester County.

Bob Bateman with grandson Griffin, Derek Warfield of the Young Wolfe Tones and Historian Liam Murphy

Honoree Bob and his wife, Camille Bateman

Honorees Bob Bateman and Joe Brady are all smiles during the festivities

New Division Forms in Westchester

The formation of the Thomas Addis Emmet Division 17 of Pelham & New Rochelle, Westchester County took place on Monday, October 16, 2017.  The new division is comprised of 25 Iona College students ranging in age from 18 to 24. The division was organized by its charter president, James McGlashin who canvassed the campus and surrounding community for prospective members.

Charter Officers of the Thomas Addis Emmet Division 17, Westchester, NY
Above (l-r) Chaplain Brother Joseph Morgan, Chair, Standing Committee Jack Stapleton, Financial Secretary Eoghan Gallagher, Vice President Micheal Collum, President James McGlashin, Recording Secretary James Shanley, Marshal Drew Donohue, Treasurer Clive Anderson, Sentinel Shane Hogan

In addition to the college members there were additional members recruited from the surrounding communities of Pelham and New Rochelle.  The newly chartered division, the first to form in Westchester County in more than fifty years, is hoping to attract new members from the eastern reaches of Westchester County, not only from the Iona College campus but from the surrounding communities. 

One of those charter members is Clive Anderson (second from right above) who was recently honored by the Aisling Irish Community Center for his community service. Clive is the owner of the Pelham Funeral Home — the site of the formation ceremony and officer installation. Clive will bring his business expertise to Division 17 as the Charter Treasurer.

The division formation and the new officer installation took place under new business during a Westchester County meeting led by President Brian Duffy (above center), himself the newly installed president of the county.

Shown above, the chosen members taking the oath of office in the formation of The Cross and in the presence of their Brother Hibernians.

Above, President James McGlashin (in green) being handed the gavel of authority by County President Brian Duffy.

In attendance at the historic occassion were officers and members from across Westchester County including division, county and state officers — each taking a role in the Order’s ritual of formation and installation.

Dan Dennehy, National Director for the NY Metro Area and Westchester County Organizer took the time to address each newly installed officer explaining the duties and importance of each office. Brother Dennehy is shown above with newly installed Westchester Division 17 President James McGlashin.

Also in attendance was Historian Liam Murphy (above) who drove in from Massachusetts to deliver a history lesson to the new members.

National, state, county and division officers assemble for a formal photo commemorating the formation of the new division.

Some of the many new members and guests are shown above.

Tallon Memorial Gaelic Sports Tournament

The 9th Annual Firefighter Sean Tallon Memorial Gaelic Sports Tournament will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10:45 AM at The Rockland GAA Field in Orangeburg, New York. The tournament is conducted under the jurisdiction and direction of The New York Gaelic Athletic Association Minor Board. The tournament will host over 30 youth teams competing in Gaelic Football and Hurling. The teams that will be participating will come from the 5 Boroughs of New York City, as well as teams from Westchester, Rockland, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It is expected that overall there will be over 250 youths participating in the tournament. There will be 3 Football Divisions and 1 Hurling Division, with a trophy/cup presented to each Division Champion. All participating players will receive an AOH Tournament Medal.

The tournament is possible due to a tremendous collective effort from various AOH County Boards and Divisions from The Greater New York City area. This year, the tournament is co-sponsored by The GAA Minor Board, The AOH Bronx County Board, The AOH New York County Board, The AOH Queens County Board, The AOH Westchester County Board, AOH Division #18 of Peekskill, and The AOH Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers, NY.

The Tournament is dedicated to the memory and legacy of FDNY Firefighter Sean Patrick Tallon, a native of Yonkers, NY who lost his life responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. For more information on Sean Tallon, you can visit his memorial webpage at: http://www.fdnytenhouse.com/911/details/sean_p_tallon.htm