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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The 6th Annual Sean Tallon Tournament



AOH of Greater New York Sponsors 6th Annual Sean Tallon Tournament

The FDNY Ceremonial Unit and Color Guard at Gaelic Park

     The life and legacy of a New York City Firefighter who was killed on September 11, 2001 was celebrated in grand fashion as AOH County Boards and Divisions from around The New York City area teamed up to sponsor a region wide Gaelic sports tournament which featured over 250 youngsters in an all day event.

Tough Competition at Gaelic Park in the Sean Tallon Tournament

     The 6th Annual Firefighter Sean Tallon Memorial Tournament welcomed over 24 youth teams (Under-8) from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut competing in Irish Football and Hurling.  The tournament was operated in conjunction with The New York GAA Minor Board and was held at Gaelic Park in the Bronx.

Young Hurlers at the Sean Tallon Tournament

     The tournament was originally founded by Division #1 in Yonkers to promote Irish Culture and to honor a local hero killed on September 11th.  Sean Tallon was a U.S. Marine Reservist and a member of FDNY Ladder 10 in Manhattan, whose firehouse is located directly across the street from The World Trade Center. 

The Tournament is held to Honor Firefighter Sean Tallon of Yonkers

      The tournament was held as a small local event involving only 4 teams for the first 5 years. However, the future of the tournament was put in doubt this year due to the fact that the field in which the event was held had to be closed due to renovations.  An opportunity arose for the AOH to sponsor a much larger regional tournament, but the cost of hosting an event of that size was to big for one Division to handle.  Division #1 reached out to its neighboring AOH County Boards for help.   By the time the tournament was scheduled to be held, the New York, Queens, Bronx and Westchester County Boards, as well as Division #18 in Peekskill all joined as tournament co-sponsors. “The response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic” said Division One President Kevin Ellis, “They saw the potential for this to become a truly great regional event and got behind us to ensure this tournament would continue.”

The Family of Sean Tallon present Awards at the Sean Tallon Tournament

        The FDNY Ceremonial Unit Color Guard participated in the event for the first time this year, and the family of Sean Tallon also was on hand for the awards presentations.  The AOH now has a very large and visible event on the GAA Calendar in New York, and additional AOH Divisions have also expressed interest in joining as sponsors for next years tournament.  “This event will now continue to grow and become bigger each and every year” said Ellis, “The great relationship  that we have established between the AOH and the GAA Minor Board will ensure that both organizations become stronger.”

All Players Received a Medal for Taking Part in the Tournament

        Special thanks to The Tallon Family, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro, The FDNY Ceremonial Unit & Color Guard, The GAA Minor Board President David McIntyre, The AOH New York County Board President Tom Bierne, The AOH Queens County Board President John Manning, The AOH Bronx County Board President Robert Nolan, The AOH Westchester County Board President Aidan O’Kelly Lynch & AOH Division #18 Peekskill President Vic Versace.

4 County Boards and 2 Divisions Teamed Up to Sponsor the Tournament




Sunday, October 19, 2014

The 3rd Annual Chilly Hilly 5k Run/Walk of Yonkers



AOH Yonkers Supports The 3rd Annual Chilly Hilly 5k Run/Walk

And They're Off!  Over 500 runners take part in Chilly Hilly 5k Run



     The North Yonkers Scholarship Foundation held its 3rd Annual Chilly Hilly 5k Run/Walk this past weekend, and The AOH Yonkers Division #1 was once again proud to help sponsor the event!  Over 500 runners enjoyed a beautiful sunny day all while helping to raise money for a very worthy cause.


Tom Goff, James Walsh, and Tom Allison at The AOH Water Station
    
     This year, the event was to help support The Special Program and Resource Connection of Yonkers (SPARC).   SPARC enhances the lives of people with developmental disabilities through high quality therapeutic recreation activities. Participants work on skill development in a nurturing social community that does not otherwise exist in their lives.  SPARC provides active, challenging, and interesting recreation for people with special needs, as well as respite for their families. The SPARC specialists use enjoyable, goal-oriented activities as steps towards overcoming obstacles and developing behavioral, functional and life skill goals.


Runners Down Palisade Ave. in The Chilly Hilly 5k Run

     Division One members are actively involved in helping to organize and run the event.  Many members and their families have participated in the run every year, while others helped run one of the many waters stations along the route.


All Ready for the Start of The Chilly Hilly 5k Run



     Congratulations to all the runners, volunteers and especially to the members of The North Yonkers Scholarship Foundation!  To learn more about The Special Program and Resource Connection and how you can help them, please visit their website at:



http://www.sparcinc.org/








Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Yonkers AOH Honored by American Irish Association of Westchester



AOH of Yonkers Honored for Charities Work at American Irish Assoc. Awards Dinner




The Irish Community Service Award

     The A.O.H. Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers was honored for its Charities and Missions Program by The American Irish Association of Westchester at it’s 40th Anniversary Dinner Dance that was held at The Fairways at Dunwoodie on October 5th


The Awards Dinner at The Fairways at Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers

     Over 150 people were in attendance to mark 40 years of community service provided by The American Irish Society, which was founded in 1974.  The Ancient Order of Hibernians has enjoyed a close working relationship with the A.I.A. since its inception.


Group Photo of All the Honorees at The AIA Dinner Dance

     There were other award recipients honored at the event as well.  Congressman Elliot Engel and Congresswoman Nita Lowey were honored for their political advocacy in Irish issues, particularly when it came to their support for peace and justice in the North of Ireland.  The McLean Avenue Merchant’s Association was presented with an Irish Business Enterprise Award, and Lifetime A.I.A. member Kitty Geissler was presented with a Lifetime Service Award.

Kevin Ellis Accepting the Award on Behalf of the Division

     The A.O.H. was presented with The Irish Community Service Award for the organization’s charity and volunteer work that members perform each year.  The Yonkers Division #1 was able to donate over $25,000 to charity in 2013, while registering over 1,600 volunteer hours performed by its membership.  Division One President Kevin Ellis stressed that the Division’s achievements were a result of a collective effort. “The success of our Charities Program is the result of the tremendous dedication and work of all of our members”, said Ellis, “This award is something that they can all take pride in.”

AOH Division One was presented with The Irish Community Service Award

     President Ellis also spoke about how both the A.O.H. and the A.I.A. have benefited in the past from dedicated members such as John Carey and James McGinty, who had served as leaders in both organizations.  These remarkable Irishmen men set the example that we strive to match each and every day”, said Ellis, “We owe John and Jim a tremendous amount of thanks for the success that our organizations enjoy today.”

Division One Members with AIA Service Award




DIVISION OFFICERS

Chaplain
Father Eric Raaser

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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