Posted by Bruno on September 21, 2007 at 10:27:04:
In Reply to: baron john hanley posted by Tracy on September 19, 2007 at 15:59:21:
He hosted a reception in New York for 1st Kerry team to tour U.S.
"Whatever other recollections the Irish football champions will carry back to their native shore that reception which Baron John J Hanley tendered in their behalf on Monday last at the New York Press Club is sure to always occupy a place in their memory. From the moment the champions arrived the Baron was right beside them, looking for their safety and making things as comfortable for them as possible. After the formalities at City Hall, where the squad was received by Acting Mayor Joseph V McKee, the team, with more than a hundred friends, were dined and wined in regal fashion. From the pier in West 18th street to City Hall a motor cycle police escort, with sirens blowing a right of way, with Baron Hanley's big Packard leading the procession of automobiles, made an impressive showing through the streets of cosmopolitan New York. Men prominent in Irish circles in Greater New York joined with the Baron in the reception of the invaders. There were Colonel Timothy Moynahan of World War fame, Captain Jack Clifford, Rev. Father Dooley of Corpus Christi Church, John Stratton O'Leary, James J Duffy, Patrick J Grimes, Dan McCarthy, Harry Lannen and scores of others who in every way reflected their appreciation for the kindness shown by Baron Hanley."
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