What’s going on this weekend, from the Ohio Irish American News

Marys Lane @ Avenue Tap House Lakewood
Mossy Moran @ Wild Goose Wlby
Brittany Reilly @ Vosh Lakewood Ohio
@pOUT@ Pj McIntyre’s
Charlie in the Box @ The Hooley House – Brooklyn

Fr. Cregan Fundraiser @CPD Hall
TimeWarp PJ McIntyres Irish Pub w Halloween Party/Prizes
Joe Bell &theSwingLizards @Savannah
Stamp Out Breast Cancer @Stampers Bar
NoelLeneghan @Sullyy

TheWake @Sullys
PigRoast @WSIA

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Irish TV in Cleveland show goes live October 24th

Did you see Irish TV here in Cleveland last week, as part of the Mayo delegation, celebrating 10 years of the Cleveland – Achill Twinning? Great fun to have them at our Famine Memorial, Twinning ceremonies at West Side Irish American Club, Mayo Ball Honorees Celebration hosted by Collins and Scanlon LLP and of course, The Mayo Ball. Here is a message from Irish TV owner Pierce O’Reilly on the documentary they shot:
“Hope all is good, thanks so much for a great weekend in Cleveland, the full hour long TV show will be going to air next Thursday, October 24th, 9-10pm on SKY TV channel 191, IRISHTV.ie and on Freesat 400.”
Thanks for coming to Cleveland Pierce and crew, thank for hosting us in Ireland the week before. Looking forward to the show! www.irishtv.ie


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Prayers for Natasha

In 2010, the brutal and cowardly beating of two young female students in the Bucktown area of Chicago shocked everyone. It was a savage attack and left Natasha McShane and Stacy Jurich in hospital fighting for their lives. The shock was compounded when we heard that Natasha was from home, she was a visitor to Chicago and an exchange student from Silverbridge, Co. Armagh.

There is a Mass for Natasha McShane and Family in Chicago on 10/27 at 11am at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago. 773-282-7035. Whether in person or in prayer, keep Natasha and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Festival Focus June 2010
Festival Focus June 2010

November Issue of the Ohio Irish American News; Closing Out Our 6th Year

Very excited about the upcoming November issue. Full of new stories and a two-way trip with Mayo, Sports, A Bean Counter and The Thompson Gun, Letters from Ireland and Things to Do in Dublin, Opportunity in Ireland and Spiced Pumpkin Soup, book reviews, music, and the move Once, comes to the stage. Don’t miss Issue #83 as we close out our 6th year. See all our issues online too, at www.ianohio.com

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tonite, tonite, tonite

tonite, tonite tonite: UFC166 @The Hooley House – Brooklyn and The Hooley House Mentor, FiorGael @The Harp, CrazyChester @Pj McIntyre’s, The New Barleycorn @Flannery’s Pub, PadraigPearseReverseRaffle @IACES TheAthenRy @Logan’s Irish Pub, Geezcats @Stampers Bar, CraicBrothers @Sully’s Irish Pub, DanMcCoy @John Mullarkey’s,
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One Island, One Ireland Film Festival Sunday

One Island, One Ireland Film Festival. We have 3 great films at only $10 per show, and your ticket allows you 10% off on an entree at the Harp or Stone Mad on show day. The Capital is a beautifully renovated theater with all shows on the big screen. You will also benefit a couple of great causes; Irish American Archives Society, Johnny Kilbane Memorial and Rory Staunton Foundation.

The Movies:
Two Lakewood boys; What it takes to become a champion!
Four Film festival awards

In the Name of the Father
True story of the injustice and redemption in Ireland.
Starring Daniel Day Lewis
7 Academy Award Nominations

A FIGHTING HEART – The story of Johnny Kilbane. Boxer, politician, poet: Johnny’s life is a rags to riches story told with the background of emigration from Achill Island to a Cleveland legend.


Sisters Serving Northeast Ohio

Sisters Serving Northeast Ohio

This traveling exhibit is a look at the heritage, collaboration and current ministries of women religious who serve our communities…it gives visitors a compiled look at the impact of the Catholic Sister of this region since their arrival on the shores of Lake Erie in 1850. They assessed the needs of fellow immigrants and took action, building schools, hospitals, orphanages and homes for the elderly. Sister-founded institutions continue to thrive in Northeast Ohio, growing and changing to serve todays needs.
Sunday, October 27th, 11:00 – 2:00
Magnificat Center for the Performing Arts
20770 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, Oh 44116
or call 440.331.1572 x 229

Editor’s Corner: Heavy Planting in The Fields of Glory – A Story from this Month’s Issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Heavy Planting in The Fields of Glory

Dear Mark and Maria Owens,

All have said these games set a new standard for organization and welcome, but the even bigger picture and effect is in showcasing the games, in showcasing Cleveland, whether it be a new field to foster future action addicts to the Irish culture or a new connection, roots for a lost son or daughter of Erin. Much is won in a game, no matter what the final score. The efforts you led brought attention to all the games of football, hurling and camogie, to Cleveland, to tourism and to a destination many had not considered before, but will again.

You were both on site all weekend, and I’m sure long before and long after the games ended, months and years of preparation, partnership and persuasion. But I know that moments get missed, in the rush of doing things right. From the Ohio Irish American News booth and from the fields, I saw what your actions wrought. To say I was proud would not be enough.

Babies crawled on fields while grandfathers misted in memory and merriment. Generations posed for pictures, and teams reveled in raising the cup. Glorious grace in a catch and run, a lancing hurley and even in a shot, “gone inches wide” whose moans echoed a through centuries of Croke Park and back fields, Irish wolfhounds, Cú Chulainn and those ever shimmering fields of glory.

Pictures tell a thousand words they say, and thousands of pictures were taken, shared, facebooked and filed. They will be reminisced over, in a few months, years, and anniversaries, and reflected in a grandfather’s eyes, fifty years from now.

Young soccer players eyes widened and lacrosse players said wow. Government officials uneasy at the prospect of trouble only saw friendships, camaraderie and huge hits closed with a handshake. Players sang and danced with Marys Lane in celebration, or bowed in defeat, then got up to be hugged, and saluted, with “we’ll see you next year Boyo”. They wondered at a community so passionate, so compassionate ~ things we always knew.

You were not alone in your efforts; experts and newbies flooded the fields with kindness, direction and solutions. Big guidance, big bucks and little touches crafted a GAA Games that have reset expectations of what a GAA Games should be. Five denials only made the 6th acceptance that much sweeter, when the last whistle blew.

I have been to a Finals before, I have never been to such a finals. Well done Mark and Maria, well done!

John O’Brien, Jr.
Co Publisher, Editor
Ohio Irish American News


Congratulations to Ali Sullivan Burmeister and Chase Burmeister of Sullivans Irish Pub Medina, who were married September 7th.

Congrats to Cleveland St. Jarlath’s Gaelic Football Club, who won a fantastic Overtime thriller over Cleveland St. Pat’s GFC for the Division C North American Gaelic Football Championship.

Congratulations to Vera & Tom Casey and the mighty Casey sisters on Casey’s Irish Imports 25th Anniversary!

Congratulations to Great Lakes Brewery, celebrating their 25th year!