The Los Angeles Dodgers were looking for a win when they played the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Tuesday, April 25th. It was Irish Heritage Night at the ballpark with jigs & reels and strains of Irish music filling the air. Thousands of fans cheered on the Giants, including an enthusiastic group of our San Francisco Young Leaders, following a 2-1 victory in the first of the four-game series opener the night before
Guests arrived at the renowned Momo’s restaurant for the pre-game reception in the “Mayor’s Office” dressed warmly in team colors of black, orange, & cream, ready for the stiff breezes that were blowing in from the Bay. It was a lively evening and a lot of fun to see old friends and meet a new group who were keen to strengthen their ties to Ireland and build their Irish network. Newly-weds Joe & Elizabeth Moore had just returned from a fabulous honeymoon in Ireland. They were joined by Regina Moore and Kelly Kennedy, along with Megan Moran and Elizabeth Zak. Mark O’Sullivan of Matheson was there with David Smith, Mark Barron, Greg Harker, and Richard Kil. Billy Morris came along with Marek Hadlaw while Grainne Barron invited Dave Hall, Andrew Rentz and Pac O’Shea from Viddyad to attend. Hugh Gibbons of UBS also joined us along with Mairead Kavanagh, Eoin Keane, Brian Trayers, and Tara McElligott. Darren Ryan and Jane Feighery of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland were in town too and enjoyed meeting everyone. Thanks also to Tara Robinson and Daire Heneghan for their support.
It turned out to be a tight game but in the end, the Giants were beaten 2-1. It was a fun night for all and we look forward to seeing our San Francisco Young Leaders at the next gathering in June.