Annual James F. Hayes Golf Classic

The Annual James F. Hayes Golf Classic will take place at the Sunny Hill Golf Course in the Catskills. The date of the event is Friday May 4, 2018.  The proceeds from this event go to the Austin V. Carew Scholarship Fund.  

We are looking for $100 T-sponsors from your Divisions or County.  Of course, we are also looking for golfers.  I would like to thank everyone for their support for this event over the years, and hope you will continue to do so.

Contact Michael Byrne, New York State AOH Sports Chairman at mikenyaohsports@gmail.com

7 A-side Adult Gaelic Football Tournament a Success

The NY State AOH held their first Annual 7 a side Adult Gaelic Football Tournament in Gaelic Park on Sunday April 8th.  Ten teams participated in the competition.  The teams hailed from Nassau County, Suffolk County, Connecticut, Boston, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.   The opening teams paraded around the field behind a group of approximately 40 musicians from three different pipe bands – The Kerry Pipers, Glor na Gael, and Tara Pipes and Drums. 

View the event photo album

The games were exciting and played at a fast pace.  A large group of Hibernians and true Gaelic lovers braved the cold weather to show their support. 

St. Barnabas were the triumphant team who took home the cups!  They beat NY Celtics in the final of the B Division and they beat the Aidan McAnespies from Boston in a closely contested match in the final of the A Division.  Hats off to St. Barnabas!  This team calls the Bronx home.  All their players are Irish American.  They came up through the ranks from the NY Minor Board of the GAA.

All the money raised from this event will go directly to college scholarships for students active in the Gaelic Athletic program.  We plan on making this an annual event.  What better way to promote our Irish heritage and culture!  These young Irish Americans are the future members of the AOH and LAOH.  Let them know who we are what we stand for. 

Michael Byrne
NYS AOH Sports Chairman

 

James F. Hayes Annual Golf Outing

The James F. Hayes Annual Golf Outing will take place this year at The Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course. The date of the event is Friday May 4, 2018. This event, which benefits the Austin V, Carew Scholarship Fund, is run in conjunction with the semi-annual board meetings which are held on Saturday May 5, 2018.

The cost is $80 per golfer. There will be a 8:30 am sign-in followed by shot gun start at Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course. Fee includes: Continental Breakfast, Green Fee, Cart, Bar-8-Q at turn and Awards Dinner. Format for this event is a four person scramble, we encourage golfers of all levels to participate.

Hole sponsors are $100 each. Your personal sign will be prominently displayed on the course and at the awards dinner. The sign is yours to take home afterwards.

If you need any additional information or any questions, feel free to email Michael Byrne, NYAOH Sports Chair  at: mikenyaohsports@gmail.com or call 516-782-4762.

Download the registration form, tee sponsorship and information packet

1st Annual Adult Gaelic Football Tournament

On behalf of the New York State Board, I am delighted to announce our First Annual Adult Gaelic Football Tournament!  I know we have plenty of Hibernians across the state who have never seen a game of Gaelic Football live, or have never been to Gaelic Park.  Well now is the time so mark your calendars for Sunday April 8th!

Thanks to Vic Vogel, our New York State President for coming up with this idea, and thanks to the New York State Board for sponsoring this event.  The games will be played with a seven-man format, instead of the normal 15 a-side.  It is played at a fast pace and very entertaining to watch. We expect to have 10 teams competing.  The tournament will be held on Sunday April 8th at Gaelic Park in the Bronx from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Admission is only $10. This will be a fun-filled day of Gaelic football at the highest level.  Of course, food will be served and the bar will be open for your pleasure.

A group of Piper’s will lead the opening ceremony and parade the teams around the park.  If you are involved in a pipe band and would like to participate, please contact our worthy State President, Vic Vogel.

All proceeds from this event will go towards college scholarships for students active in the Gaelic Athletic program, both boys and girls.  If you as an individual your division or County would consider making a donation it would be greatly appreciated.   I am also looking for donations from the LAOH.  In New York State, the GAA Minor Board have over 2,000 members registered between the ages of 6 /18.  Approximately 20% of these members are female. 

These young people are the future of our organizations.  It is important that we let them know who we are and what we stand for. All donations no matter how small would be greatly appreciated.

Please make checks payable to New York State Board and put in the memo GAA scholarships. Checks can be mailed to Michael Byrne, PO Box 363, Huntington, NY 11743.

Thank you in advance for your support and hope to see you in Gaelic Park on April 8th.  It is important that we support our Irish heritage and culture!

Respectfully submitted.

Michael Byrne
New York State AOH Sports Chairman
mikenyaohsports@gmail.com

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.

James F. Hayes Annual Golf Outing

Due to predicted severe thunderstorms, the James F. Hayes Annual Golf Outing has been cancelled for Friday, May 5, 2017.

We would like to thank everyone who had committed to play.  All golf payments will be refunded.  We are hoping that everyone will still commit to the T-sponsors as they will be displayed in different locations throughout the weekend.   This money is needed to support the Austin V Carew Scholarship Fund.  
 
The rest of the events for the weekend will go on as scheduled.  

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email Mike Byrne at: mikenyaohsports@gmail.com  or call  516-782-4762.

AOH NY State Board – The Annual James F. Hayes Golf Outing

The James F. Hayes Annual Golf Outing will take place this year at the Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course. The date of the event is Friday April 29, 2016. This event is run in conjunction with the semi-annual board meetings which are held on Saturday April 30, 2016.

Please see attached flyer for all the information including hotel reservations for AOH group. The rates are very reasonable and a fun weekend is guaranteed. Also, please see attached information regarding our annual bowling tournament, held April 2, 2016. If you need any additional information or any questions, feel free to email me at mikenyaohsports@gmail.com or call 516-782-4762.

Hayes Hole Sponsor

New York News

On Sunday, June 5, 2011 The AOH Nassau County Board held their convention. The newly elected slate of officers are pictured (L – R) Seated: Vice President Sean O’Rourke; NY State President Chip McLean; President Michael Byrne; NY State Secretary Jim Burke; Recording Secretary Tim Myles. Standing: Sentinel Ken Ferguson; Standing Committee Peter Begley; Financial Secretary Bill McGough; Treasurer Jack Ryan; Marshal Rich O’Neill.

Div 1 Yonkers held its local 175th anniversary celebrations at its recent Divisional meeting. Several local politicians stopped by with proclamations that included New York State (pictured), Westchester County Legislature, the Westchester County Executive, and the City of Yonkers.

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