Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

Weekly Comment:
The 24th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament

New York, NY: The 24th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on May 15th, 2017 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, one of the country’s most prestigious and attractive golf courses, located in Scarborough, NY. The Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund was created in honor of John Fitzpatrick’s lateRead more..

Support Irish athletes at the Gaelic Players Association’s Annual Golf Outing

On May 22 Gaelic Athletic Association fans will have a unique opportunity to play a round of golf with some of the league’s legendary players at a fundraising event at the exclusive Westchester Country Club in New York. The annual golf outing is hosted by the Gaelic Players Association, the non-profit representative body for theRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Ireland’s Longest Greenway Is Officially Open to the Public

Waterford Greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling path in Ireland, opened to the public at the end of March. Running 46km from Waterford City to Dungarvan and tracing the former route of the Great Southern and Western railway line, the €15 million project is also part of the Atlantic Coast Route of EuroVelo, aRead more..

Jimmy McAleer’s Opening Day Legacy

The Irish American baseball legend who introduced the concept of the opening day pitch by the President of the United States. ℘℘℘ James Robert, “Jimmy,” McAleer, the youngest of eight children, was born in Ohio on July 10, 1864. He gained fame and notoriety for being a player, manager, and stockholder in Major League BaseballRead more..

McGregor v. Mayweather in the Cards?

Legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach has predicted that a boxing match between undefeated former five division world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Conor McGregor is on the cards for the future. While an MMA fighter has never before crossed the boundary to take on a professional boxer in theRead more..

It Takes a Village

In February, 110 Irish men and women from Kildangan, County Tipperary converged on the New York midtown pub Slattery’s to help raise money for a new half-million euro community center, complete with a sports hall, gym, meeting rooms, kitchen, and changing rooms. The trip was organized as a joint venture between the Kildangan GAA clubRead more..

Conor McGregor Cracks Forbes’ 30 Under 30

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor has made the prestigious 2016 Forbes magazine list of 30 Under 30 European entertainment stars. McGregor, who hails from Crumlin in Co. Dublin and also boasts a previous seven years spent as the Featherweight Champion, was lauded by the magazine for his versatility and being “best knownRead more..

Up Tipp:
Hurling & Nationalism

Dave Lewis explores the historical connections between the Gaelic Athletic Association, nationalism, and a heritage of hurling in County Tipperary. ℘℘℘ 2016 was a great year for Ireland as it celebrated the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The year was an even better one for the people of Tipperary, as not only did theyRead more..

McGregor Trailblazes UFC

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Conor McGregor (below) became the only mixed martial artist in history to hold two UFC titles simultaneously in November, when the Dubliner took down hitherto lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden. Alvarez’s loss came as a second-round technical knockout, with the referee calling the fight off when McGregorRead more..

Out & About: Gaelic Sports Stars Take New York

The biggest annual celebration of Gaelic games in the U.S. marked its fifth anniversary on October 6, when 500 guests packed into the gilded ballroom of New York’s Plaza Hotel for a gala dinner hosted by the Gaelic Players Association (GPA). The Master of Ceremonies was RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey, and a host of all-star players,Read more..