On Sunday, June 10, 2018 the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Essex will be hosting the 17th Annual Exhibition of Irish Sports at Seton Hall Preparatory School’s Kelly Athletic Center in West Orange. 

The event runs from noon to 7 p.m.

The purpose of this not-for-profit event is to encourage and promulgate Irish culture, traditions, and camaraderie through the medium of Irish sport.  A Hurling match with teams from Allentown, PA and Rockland, NY will be contested. In addition, Rugby featuring Montclair RFC against Monmouth RFC is planned.  Woman’s Gaelic Football with St. Brigid’s vs. Feile will also feature in the afternoon of play. Additional youth sporting opportunities are planned.

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This occasion brings together families and friends for an afternoon of sport, music, and, most importantly, the support of Irish culture for the next generation.  Based on the success of the last sixteen years, we anticipate a turnout of 500 to 600 spectators for this year’s exhibition of Irish culture and sport. Bounce rides and other youth activities will be available for kids. 

The fee per person is $20 to attend that includes drink, food token and entertainment. A family rate of $40 will be charged.

About the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh- The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is an Irish- American social and charitable organization dedicated to the purpose of promoting and enhancing the fraternity and good fellowship of its membership. The organization is non-sectarian and non-political. The FSOS has four chapters in New Jersey;  Old Bridge, Essex/West Orange, Belmar and Manahawkin. FSOS Essex, a (501(c)(3) organization, has hosted several events benefiting many charities including Save our Shore, The Blood Center of New Jersey donation drive and St. Baldricks.