O’Donovan Rossa GAA was founded in 2018 by Gaels located in Astoria, Queens with the goal of providing a community focused club, based on the traditional parish club that is the bedrock of the association, while honoring the ideals and memory of long time New York resident, the esteemed Fenian revolutionary: Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. O’Donovan Rossa spent many grueling years in English prisons for his Fenian activities. After an amnesty and exile, Rossa continued to push for the cause of Irish independence from his new home in New York.
The O’Donovan Rossa GAA club is heavily involved in the Irish community throughout NYC with both the club and individual members making significant contributions to the GAA scene, Irish ceol scene as well as getting involved in multiple fundraising initiatives to help our less fortunate exiled brothers and sisters.
The founding members of the club were Tadhg Hannon (Connecticut), Paddy Duffy (Cootehill, Co. Cavan), Padraig Duffy (Ballybay, Co. Monaghan), Paddy Hennessy (Kilkee, Co. Clare), Joe Byrne (Portrane, Co. Dublin), Declan Garvey (Kilkee, Co. Clare), Willie Connolly (Scotshouse, Co. Monaghan). The club has grown now to have two men’s teams (Junior A and Junior B) and two ladies teams. The majority of members live in Queens – Astoria, Sunnyside, Woodside.
The inaugural ODR GAA club Golf Classic will take place on Friday August 27th at the Marine Park Golf Course (2880 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn). The price is $200 per person which includes:
– Full Irish Breakfast @ The Wolfhound
– Green Fees
– Range Balls at the course
– Refreshments at the course
– Dinner & 2 hour open bar @ The Wild Goose Pub
Raffles and prizes to be also carried out on the night. Prizes include: