This is a great moment in New York GAA history,” selector Owen McSweeney adds. “This is an historic moment for New York. We’ve all been involved at the club level that’s been a great base for us to put this side together. Eight New York Minor Board clubs are represented on this team.
It's been 30 long years since the brutal assassination of rookie NYPD Officer Edward Byrne, who was shot in the head by a gang of drug dealers on February 26, 1988, while on duty in Jamaica, Queens. Friends and family will remember him with a special mass.
Foroige, the leading youth organization in Ireland, launched its first international club in Philadelphia. Diaspora Minister Ciaran Cannon traveled to the U.S. for the festivities at the Irish Immigration Center.
"Ulster at Play," a dramatic presentation charting the rich and often turbulent history of theatre in Northern Ireland, was presented this past weekend at the American Irish Historical Society. Written by playwright/producer Turlough McConnell, "Ulster at Play" was part of the Transformation Through Creativity symposium organized by the Origin 1st Irish theatre festival.