The Abram J. Ryan Division would like to extend a big welcome to the new LOAH, The Mother Catherine Division, which was granted their charter on June 1, 2014.
Both the Abram J. Ryan Division and the LOAH, Mother Catherine Division are extremely proud to announce that Louisville KY was chosen to host the 2018 National Convention.
On May 2nd, Boys and Girls Haven held their Annual Be a Hero Breakfast, where The Abram J. Division was presented with the Hero of the Year Award.
The Division has been lending a hand to various organizations through the summer. Our smiling faces could be seen manning a booth on May 17th at the 30th Annual Pitt Academy Bar-B-Q Festival. Pitt Academy is a private school that teaches alternative learning methods to students who have difficulty functioning in a more traditional school environment. The school is nonprofit, so all the proceeds of the BBQ Festival benefits Pitt Academy.
On June 7th, the Hibernians could be seen marching in the Portland Parade. The Hibernians enjoyed the tradition of handing out candy to all the little ones who line the streets for this annual event.
On August 9th, The Hibernians manned the Little Debbie Snack Cake Booth for The St. Joseph’s Orphan Picnic, better known as The Picnic for the Kids, all proceeds benefit The Children’s Home. The weather was hot and the action just as hot as players lined up and placed their dimes down on their lucky number with the hope of winning a box of their favorite Little Debbie Snack Cakes.
On August 23rd the Hibernians were prepared to award the second ever Hibernian Cup to the winner of the DeSales Holy Cross Football Game but Mother Nature had different thoughts as the Louisville area experienced torrential rain storms and the game was postpone till August 24th , at which time the Hibernian Cup was awarded to the victorious DeSales Colts.
Looking ahead, on September 12th, the Hibernians will be hosting our Fifth Annual Irish for Kids Golf Scramble at Seneca Golf Course, to benefit Boys and Girls Haven, over a hundred and twenty golfers will be taking on the course with hopes of making a hole in one resulting in a free trip to Ireland. Then it is on to our famous after party, Hooley at Molly Malone’s in the Highland. The real winner is the boys and girls. Last year we raised $5000 for Boys and Girls Haven.
Plans our in the works to hold our annual Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Party at O’Shea’s a good time is always had by all.
On October 3rd, The Hibernians will be on the field to watch the Trinity and St. Xavier High School Football Game. This is one of the biggest high school football games in the country with over thirty thousand fans in attendance they will see an epic battle between these two fine catholic boys high schools. Keeping with tradition Mark Wakefield, president of The Abram J. Ryan Division will present the winner with the shillelagh, given annually to the winner of this heated battle.