9th June, 2016

New York St. Vincents GAA Club New York Gala Dinner 2016

Date : 9th June, 2016

Shane grew up in New York before moving to Dublin to study at Dublin City University. He was always a promising Gaelic footballer and was involved with the New York team as a teenager in the Connacht championship. Since moving to Dublin in 2011 he had pivotal role as a player on the St. Vincents GAA senior football team, winning two senior County Championships, two Leinster Club Championships and one Club All-Ireland Championship. Shane has also recently made his first appearance for the Dublin senior football team in the National League. We are delighted to honour Shane, the first New Yorker to win Senior, County and All-Ireland honours with St. Vincents GAA Club. 


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Bo in Dublin and
educated at Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York,
Diarmuid Hogan has made the U.S. his home and is
President and CEO of the insurance/investment firm Global Excess Partners. He is a director of Boys Hope Girls Hope, and along with his partners owns the long-running and highly successful television show "Out of Ireland". Mr. Hogan was presented with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2004, an award recognizing distinguished Americans who have made signicant contributions to the nation’s heritage, sanctioned by the U.S. Congress. His father James Hogan played for St. Vincents GAA Club on the very first Football and Hurling championship winning panel in 1936. Diarmuid featured in the Dublin Hurling team in the 1961 Leinster Minor Final against Kilkenny and continues to be a keen follower and supporter of Dublin GAA. We are privileged to be able to honor Diarmuid and his support for the GAA in New York and beyond.

St. Vincents Football, Hurling and Camogie Club has been synonymous with Gaelic games in Dublin and beyond for the past eighty five years. The rich history of the club is second to none in GAA circles. Founded in 1931 and located in Marino on the north side of Dublin city, the club is the most successful club side in Dublin with 27 senior football championship titles, 6 Leinster football titles and 3 All Ireland football championships, most recently in 2014.

The club also has 11 Dublin senior hurling championship titles and one Leinster Camogie title. Notable past players and managers include the great Kevin Heffean, Tony Hanahoe, Brian Mullins,Jimmy Keaveney, Des and Lar Foley, Mickey Whelan, Pat Gilroy and Ger Brennan to name but a few. The current players include Diarmuid Connolly, Michael Savage and New York’s very own Shane Carthy. St. Vincents currently has over 900 members participating in games from 6 years of age to adult.

The club have embarked on a major fundraising project to upgrade the club facilities. The success of ‘the Storyboard Project’ will ensure that the club has a state of the art facility to play Gaelic games, continue to develop GAA stars of the future and ensure a fitting legacy to the legends of the past. St. Vincents are partnered with a number of local schools and play an active part in promoting and co-ordinating the playing of Gaelic games in these schools.

The American Ireland Fund (www.theirelandfunds.org) has established the support of the Gaelic Athletic Association as one of its important goals to invest in Ireland’s communities. Your support is much appreciated.