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Immaculate Conception HS President, DePaul Athletic Director, Essex County Freeholder to be Honored, Feb. 25

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JOE LENNON Credits: DePaul Catholic High School
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WAYNE/MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Immaculate Conception High School President Celia Triggs-Honohan, the Honorable Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill, and DePaul Catholic High School Athletic Director Joe Lennon will be honored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael L. Delahunty Division 9 at its 117th anniversary dinner dance.

The event, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, will celebrate professional achievements and contributions to the Irish-American community made by Lennon along with co-honorees Gill and Triggs-Honohan.

Lennon, a native of Montclair who resides in Wayne, joined DePaul Catholic High School in 1982 to spearhead the co-educational high school’s athletic program. At the time, he also assumed the roles of head football and baseball coach. In 1992, he led DePaul football to the N.J. State Parochial B title and was named Star Ledger Coach of the Year. He then went on to lead the Spartan Baseball team to the 2001, 2011 and 2012 Passaic County Championship title while earning the coveted County Coach of the Year each time. In addition, he has been inducted into the DePaul Catholic Hall of Fame.

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Prior to joining the DePaul Catholic community, Lennon taught at Mother Seton High School in Clark; served as athletic director at Immaculate Conception in Montclair, where he was head coach of the football, basketball and baseball programs; and was the assistant vice principal of discipline, athletic director, football and baseball coach and a history teacher at Bayley-Ellard High School in Madison.

Triggs-Honohan serves as the President of ICHS and was instrumental in helping to raise funds to help the school stay open after the Archdiocese threatened to close the school in 2014. As a result of Triggs Honohan's dedication, the Archdiocese rescinded the decree and enrollment is now up. Triggs-Honohan, whose mother was a longtime nurse at the school is also a graduate.

Gill is a Montclair resident and the current Vice President of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

During his 30 plus year career as a head football coach, Lennon recorded 167 wins and 115 losses while leading 14 teams to qualify for the New Jersey State playoffs. As a 34-year head baseball coach, he notched 433 wins and 332 losses, earning one New Jersey State, two Northern Hills Conference and three Passaic County titles. Lennon has been inducted into the Athletic Halls of Fame at St. Leo University, his collegiate alma mater, and Immaculate Conception High School. The Mercier Club also recognized him with the Monsignor Edward J. Larkin Award of Distinction.

The dinner dance will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, including open bar, hot and cold appetizers, martini bar and silent auction. Dinner and dancing will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Irish and American music provided by The Eamonn Ryan Showband.

Tickets are $95. Online reservations are available via the secure website at www.essex9aoh.com. For additional ticket information, call 201-245-2267.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is a national, Catholic fraternal organization founded in New York City in 1836.  In addition to its Annual Dinner Dance, AOH Division 9 sponsors a golf outing to benefit the Msgr. John P. McHugh Scholarship Fund and marches in the West Orange and the Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parades.  For information regarding the organization and membership, visit www.essex9aoh.com.

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