Over a period of 20 years the research into the Histoy of the GAA in New York has been ongoing, but finally it has reached the stage where it is deemed ready for publication.
A number of people must be recognized for their efforts in this regard, and it was Joe Mc Inerney from Co. Leitrim who was to the forefront in the early years of research. Unfortunately, Joe passed on before the completion of the project, but his encouragement and assistance were invaluable in ensuring that the history would be finished before the 100th Anniversary of the association in the American city.
Others whose contribution proved vital were Seamus Collins from Beale, Ballybunion in County Kerry, Terry Connaughton from Athleague in Co. Roscommon and Eugene Kyne from Co. Galway.
Ray O'Hanlon of the Irish Echo, and Niall O'Dowd of the Irish Voice deserve our heartfelf thanks for making their archives readily available, and the staff at both publications for their willing assisstance at all times.
With such a massive amount of material to sift through, our editorial team had an enenviable task, so to Colm Fitzpatrick ( Gaelic Games editor of the Armagh / Down Observer ), Tommy O'Hare from Warrenpoint, John Markey ( former GAA correspondent of the Irish Echo ), and New York PRO John Riordan from County Cork, we are forever indebted.
This is a very substantial book, containing information on the rich and long standing history of Gaelic Games in New York. The book is A4 size and is 550 pages long, containing a huge amount of information, making it a must for anyone who has an interest in New York GAA and its important role in the lives of Irish people living in New York throughout the years, which includes a lot of information on Co. Mayo men and women who played a significant role in the GAA in New York.
The History of the GAA in New York
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