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Tales of New York: A Brief History of the Gaelic Athletic Association in New York


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Donie O’Sullivan, Christy and Anthony Riordan C/R Videos Caherceiveen and Weeshie Fogarty presents a new documentary, Tales of New York: A Brief History of the Gaelic Athletic Association in New York, examining the growth and development of Gaelic Games in that city and their importance for many of the Irish immigrants who came to settle there. Donie contextualizes the documentary and screens excerpts from the film. The film works with interwoven brief sketches on immigration, economic, social and political problems using contemporary and archival footage. In this superb production you will hear the views of some of the greatest Gaelic footballers ever to play in New York as they recount their experiences in The Big Apple. And of course the views of many men and women who immigrated to that city and became deeply involved in the game there. Legends of the game such as Mick o Connell, Maurice Fitzgerald Donie o Sullivan Sean o Neill (Down), Jim McKeever (Derry), Sonny Kenna, Paddy Diamond, Michael Moynihan Denis Bernard (Cork), Ambrose o Connell, Bridie McManus, Kathleen McCarthy, Rosie o Reilly and many more all recall their playing days in Gaelic Park. And a special interview with Professor Joe Lee Glucksman Ireland House. NY and footage of the 2011 New York final in Gaelic Park and interviews with many of the players that day are a huge part of this historic DVD. Twenty hours of wonderfully historic interviews and as well as over five hours of photographs and film footage not included in the production but recorded during the 2011 visit to New York will also be presented to the college on the evening of the official launch. Christy Riordan C/R videos Caherceiveen together with his son Anthony and Weeshie Fogarty author/ journalist/ Sports Broadcaster with Radio Kerry traveled to New York three years ago 2011 and conducted over 30 hours of interviews many of which are included in this historic documentary. Christy Riordan will also present New York University of Irish America with over 30 hours of archival footage for preservation and research for future generations. Established in 1914 and celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, The Gaelic Athletic Association of Greater New York is a non-profit organization that focuses on the cultivation and preservation of Irish national games and pastimes. Introduction by Joe Lee Glucksman Chair of Irish Studies, Professor of History, and Director of Glucksman Ireland House NYU. Famous County Kerry Gaelic footballer Donie O’Sullivan is the winner of four All-Ireland medals and former lecturer in Irish Studies at the University of San Diego, was the winning captain of the 1970 All Ireland champion Kerry panel, Kerry’s first GAA All-Star selection, and is a member of the Kick Fada Hall of Fame.