Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

Photo Album:
Playing Ball With the FBI

My father was wanted by the F.B.I. Specifically, by J. Edgar Hoover himself. ℘℘℘ The founding director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had heard of Tommy Connor’s prowess on the baseball field. A star player in Washington, D.C., in the 1920s, Dad had graduated from high school at 15, put himself through college byRead more..

Fenway’s Hurling Classic

Fenway Park, the hallowed ground of the Boston Red Sox, was taken over by Irish players wielding sticks in what has been described as the world’s fastest game played on grass, on November 18. It was the third time in four years that the Park played host to the Fenway Hurling Classic. Fans of Ireland’sRead more..

GAA in the USA

The passion, competition, and camaraderie of supporters and players of Gaelic games were on display at the USGAA Finals in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. ℘℘℘ September is traditionally the last month of the GAA season as the best of the best in Ireland play each other in the All-Ireland Finals. September is also theRead more..

Podcast:
The Story with Dave Lewis

We are proud to present our new podcast series “The Story.” The first episode is hosted by Dave Lewis and details the annual big day for the New York GAA, its participation in the Connacht Senior Football Championship. Enjoy the podcast and subscribe to us for more podcasts.

Higgins Stumps for Peace and Women’s Rights in New York Visit

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife, Sabina, visited New York in late April. The trip saw him address the United Nations General Assembly and meet with senior international officials, as well as pay visits to several of the city’s Irish cultural institutions, including the Irish Arts Center and Ireland Funds. During his U.N.Read more..

When Things Get Tough,
the Tough Get Rowing

Four young doctors team up for a transatlantic row for a good cause. ℘℘℘ What takes 32 days, 22 hours and 5,500 kilometers to complete? If you’re the four young men who set a new record when they arrived in Antigua on January 16, the answer is rowing across the Atlantic. “We had calluses on ourRead more..

USA Women’s Hockey Team Wins Gold with a Rooney at the Goal

The USA Women’s National Hockey Team came away with their first gold medal since the sport was introduced to the games in 1998, beating Canada in the final round on February 22 in a 3-2 nail-biting shootout. Chief among those responsible for the team’s historic win is none other than Irish American Maddie Rooney (right),Read more..

Irish Fighting Irish

Fifty years ago as of April 2018, the University of Notre Dame rugby club became the first team to represent the university in competition in Ireland. Tom Condon, then a senior on the squad, recalls the momentous five-game tour. ℘℘℘ Late in the morning of April 14, 1968, 15 young men representing the University ofRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Meet Ireland’s Olympians

With the Olympics closing ceremony this weekend, get to know the Irish competitors. Though none came away with medals, there was plenty of spirit to go around. ℘℘℘ The 2018 Winter Olympics, held this year in Pyeongchang, South Korea, saw Ireland represented by five singular athletes who competed in a host of skiing and snowboardingRead more..

Running from Boston to New York for Charity

Tom McGrath, an ultra-distance runner, can often be seen running all over Manhattan, whether he’s running in Central Park or busy running his bar and restaurant. McGrath, 68, has stamina for it all. He has so much stamina that he decided to run a marathon a day from Boston to New York in order toRead more..