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Welcome to the Official Site for the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Myles Scully, Division One of Yonkers, New York! We are the oldest and largest Irish-American Organization in the United States, and we are dedicated to live by our organization's motto, "FRIENDSHIP, UNITY and CHRISTIAN CHARITY." The Yonkers Division was established on November 1, 1891. Thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoy our new and improved site!

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Yonkers Division Earns Marching Unit Award for 2016 NYC Parade



Yonkers Division Receives Marching Unit Award from NYC Parade Committee


Division #1 Yonkers in the 2016 NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade


     The Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers was presented a Marching Unit Award from the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee at a meeting that was held last night at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus.


Division #1 Yonkers Awarded 2nd Place "Best AOH Marching Unit"

     Division #1 Yonkers was awarded 2nd Place among the over 70 AOH Marching Units that take part in the parade each year.  This is the 3rd time since 2011 that the Yonkers AOH has won this award.


Yonkers earns 2nd Place for Best AOH Marching Unit for 2016


     The Division requires all participating members to adhere to a “Sunday Best” dress code when marching in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is a suit, sash and a custom made AOH Yonkers pocket badge.

     “Hibernians represent the very best of Irish America”, said Division #1 President Kevin Ellis, “This award recognizes all of our members who are committed to looking their very best when on parade.”


Here is a video of Division #1 Yonkers in the

2016 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade:



Yonkers Hibernian President Chosen as Aide to the Grand Marshal in NYC Parade




Yonkers Hibernian President Chosen as Aide to 
Grand Marshal in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Yonkers AOH President Kevin Ellis

     The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announced yesterday that Yonkers native Kevin Ellis has been chosen to serve as The Westchester County Aide to the Grand Marshal for the 256th Annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

     Originally born in the Bainbridge Ave. section of the Bronx, Mr. Ellis moved to Yonkers with his family in 1978.  Kevin is an Eagle Scout from BSA Troop #1 of Bronxville.  He is a graduate of St. Eugene’s Elementary School in Yonkers and Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle.  He studied communications at Westchester Community College before becoming an on air announcer and assistant engineer for WFAS AM/FM Radio in White Plains.  Mr. Ellis is currently a 17 year employee of Verizon in its Emergency Communications Division and works as an on site support technician at the New York City E911 Public Service Answering Center (PSAC) in Brooklyn.  He is also a member of The Communications Workers of America Local 1101.

     His Irish roots come from his Grandparents who immigrated to the United States from counties Mayo, Tipperary, Kerry, and Kildare. Mr. Ellis is very active within the Irish Community in Yonkers.  He is the current President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers, and also serves as Vice President of the AOH Westchester County Board.  Mr. Ellis is a past Vice Chairman and current member of the Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, and served as an Aide to Grand Marshal and past Yonkers Police Deputy Chief Owen McClain in the 2007 Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Aides to the Grand Marshal for 2017

     “To be chosen as an Aide to the Grand Marshal in the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world is an honor that is beyond description”, said Ellis “It is also a tremendous honor to represent the entire Irish community of Westchester County”.

Michael Dowling is Grand Marshal for 2017

     The Grand Marshal for the Parade is Limerick born Michael J. Dowling, the CEO of Northwell Health, which is the largest integrated healthcare system in New York State, and is the state's largest private employer with over 61,000 employees.

The parade is scheduled to step off on 5th Ave in New York City on Friday, March 17, 2017 beginning at 11:00am. 


Visit the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade website at:











Monday, November 14, 2016

8th Annual Sean Tallon Memorial Tournament




Ancient Order of Hibernians Sponsor 8th Annual FF Sean Tallon Gaelic Sports Tournament

FDNY Honor Guard and Pipe Band kick of the Sean Tallon Tournament

The 8th Annual Firefighter Sean Tallon Tournament was held on November 13th at Gaelic Park in The Bronx.  The tournament is held each year to remember the life and legacy of NYC Firefighter Sean Tallon, who was a member of Ladder Company 10 in NYC and lost his life responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade center on September 11, 2001.

NYC Firefighter Sean Tallon

The tournament is sponsored by the AOH of the greater New York City Metro area and is operated under the authority of the New York GAA Minor Board.



The FDNY Ceremonial Unit Honor Guard and the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums lead the over 400 “Under-8” players onto the field to compete in a day long tournament competing in Gaelic Games.  The competition is now in its 8th year and has grown to include 4 football divisions and 1 hurling division.




Thanks to the several AOH sponsors who ensure this tournament is success each year.  Sponsors included the AOH Bronx, Queens, and Westchester County Boards as well as Divisions #3 and #5 of The Bronx, Division #18 Peekskill and Division #1 Yonkers.

Relatives of Sean Tallon (center) with AOH members at Gaelic Park





Saturday, November 12, 2016

AOH of Yonkers Celebrates 125 years




Yonkers AOH Division #1
Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Division #1 Yonkers 125th Anniversary Logo

     The AOH Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers celebrated the 125th Anniversary of its founding with several events over the past week.  The Division was founded in the Sacred Heart Parish of Yonkers on November 1, 1891.

Members and Guests attending the 125th Anniversary Dinner
     The first event was a Mass that was held at Sacred Heart Church and celebrated by Fr. Matthew Janeczko, who is the Division #1 Chaplain and is also the Sacred Heart Associate Pastor.  Members then attended a celebratory brunch at The Fairways at Dunwoodie Golf Course with their families.

125th Anniversary Mass at Sacred Heart Church

The main event was a dinner dance that was held at the Westchester Manor in Hastings on Hudson.  Several senior officers of the Ancient Order of Hibernians were in attendance, including Past National President Brendan Moore, National Secretary Jere Cole, National Director Dan Dennehy, NY State President Timothy McSweeney, NY State Vice President Vic Vogel, NY State Secretary Tom Lambert, and NY State District Director Tom Beirne.

Vic Vogel, Dan Dennehy, Jere Cole, Brendan Moore,
Timothy McSweeney, Tom Beirne, and Tom Lambert

Jim Burke, Kevin Ellis, Jere Cole, Brendan Moore, and Timothy McSweeney

The Division welcomed the family members and descendants of Division namesake Myles Scully.  The family members were presented framed copies of the Yonkers Division Charter as well as a memorial plaque to commemorate a historic milestone.

Members of the Myles Scully Family receive Commemorative copies of the
Division #1 Yonkers Charter at the 125th Anniversary Dinner

Entertainment was provided by the Cunningham Brothers Band and a performance by The Flynn School of Irish Dance.

Performance by The Flynn School of Irish Dance of Yonkers

Congratulations to Dinner Committee Chairmen Kevin Hartnett and Mike Morley, whose hard work made this event such a tremendous success!  Special thanks also to Stacey Ellis for her work designing the wonderful journal and wrapping the commemorative glasses that were distributed the members that evening!

Music was provided by The Cunningham Brothers Band


To view pictures from the dinner dance, you can view a slideshow that is posted on the Division #1 Yonkers YouTube Channel:




We also have a slideshow that was presented on the night of the dinner Dance, which also highlights all of our Dinner Journal Sponsors:






DIVISION OFFICERS


Chaplain

Rev. Matt Janeczko OFM

President
Kevin Ellis

Vice President
Jim Walsh

Recording Secretary

Robert Eggen

Financial Secretary
Dan Mulvey

Treasurer
Mike Morley

Chairman Standing
Committee

Dennis O'Brien

Marshal
Ronan O'Brien

Sentinel
Scott McGown

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CONTACT US

Mailing Address:

A.O.H. Myles Scully
Division One
P.O. Box 1020
Yonkers, NY 10703

Email Address:

aohyonkers@gmail.com

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