The Connemara Gaels celebrate their 2013 Boston Senior Football Championship Victory with a banquet next Saturday, December 7, at the IBEW Hall on Freeport St. in Dorchester. The Banquet will be held on honor of long serving Gaels member, Jimmy O’Sullivan.
|Sean Og DePaor|
Banquet honoree, Jimmy O'Sullivan, was raised in Derradda East, Recess, Co. Galway. He grew up playing football with the minor and junior football teams for Roundstone Football Club. Unfortunately his career ended early due to a knee injury that prevented him from playing football again. However, Jimmy remained very active in the GAA. After emigrating to London, he was involved with South O’Hanlon’s F.C. and St. Michael’s F.C. and helped form St. Gabriel’s H.C. Later in Birmingham, he worked with St. Brendan’s F.C. In the early 1970s, Jimmy moved to Boston and joined the Connemara Gaels. Throughout the 70s, Jimmy also lived in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. He was a big supporter of the New York and Chicago Gaels and helped restart the San Francisco GAA.
Eventually, Jimmy moved back to Boston. He was a prominent selector and supporter of the Connemara Gaels, including managing his brothers, Paddy and John, on the senior Gaels football team. Jimmy resides in Braintree with his wife Ann and son Connor, who is known throughout the world as the #1 Gaels man and the flyer of the flag for the Gaels in Canton and also for the great boxer Kevin McBride. Jimmy worked in many different fields of the construction industry, including many years as a painter. He was also the first to work with Connemara Green Marble in Recess. Jimmy is known for his support of the Irish culture and causes. He has helped many generations of Irish immigrants and has always been involved in many benefits. A true sportsman, the GAA never had a better ambassador for its game and the Gaels never had a better clubman than Jimmy Sullivan.
Doors open at 7:00. For ticket information contact John Conneeley (617) 306-0992, Pat McNicholas (617) 319-2781, Steven Murray (781) 336-3083, Stephen King (617) 877-3011. A great night awaits!