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New York GAA Golf

Now in its second year the Monaghan GAA in New York have played a Golf Classic to raise money which would be divided between New York and our County team here. Again, like 2016, 2017 was a huge success and a number of Monaghan people went out to support it. Although the final figure has not bee reached yet with some outstanding Anthony McKenna (Oiney), who thought up the idea and was chairman of the organising committee, and Bonnie (Brendan) Duffy, formerly from Ballybay and now Chairman of the Monaghan GAA Club in New York, decided to formally present the proceeds to the Monaghan County Coiste, while at home for the preliminary Round game with Fermanagh. We spoke to Bonnie and Anthony prior to the presentation and you can listen to the interview below by clicking on either Bonnie or Anthony image below. At the presentation the speakers were - Raymond Treanor, chairman of the Monaghan Finance committee, who acted as MC. He called for a few words from Bonnie, Anthony, Malachy O'Rourke, and Michael O McMahon. Great praise was directed at Anthony for his foresight and organising ability and for giving such support to our county team in particular. Bonnie told us how all Monaghan people in New York look forward to every game especially those they can see on TV and how supportive and loyal they are. Michael O and Malachy expressed the appreciation of the GAA in Monaghan for the work that the New York club has done and wished them well on their fields of play. Also present were County Players - Fintan Kelly, Jack McCarron, Rory Beggan and Darren Hughes. Members of the organising committee here at home and present on the night were Elish McEntee, Brendan Casey and Eugene McGinnity. The presentation was held in Terry's Bar and he served up a tasty supper for all afterwards. Proceedings were held up for a short while as a lady who was celebrating her 60th birthday wanted a photo with the county players and then everyone in her party wanted into the frame and we duly obliged.

New York Golf.mp3
New York Golf.mp3