St. X vs. Trinity Game

When: October 3rd, 2014, Kickoff is 8pm.
Where: Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium

For the past 50 years, two of Kentucky's high school football powerhouses, the Tigers of St. Xavier and the Shamrocks of Trinity, have competed for "the shillelagh," an Irish war club and symbol of great pride... the AJ Ryan Division is proud to have donated this worthy trophy and looks forward to presenting it to the victor each Fall. Each year a medallion with the game's score is added: The medallion is Gold if the Tigers win, Silver if the Shamrocks are the victors.

The game is one of the best-attended high school games in the country.  GOOD LUCK TO BOTH TEAMS!

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Exclusive Bourbon Tour of Maker's & Willet

The AOH presents an Inside Look at Bourbon -­‐ an exclusive, private tour.
When: October 29, 2014

Board  the  Mint  Julep  Tour  Bus  to  visit  two  of  Kentucky’s  best  distilleries  -­‐ the  historic  Willet  Distilling  Company  and  Maker’s  Mark

DETAILS
9:30 am
The tour begins in Louisville, where you will board the tour bus and we will be on our way to the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown. The First stop will be the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History in the historic Spalding Hall. Circa 1826 the hall has served as a seminary, hospital for both the North and South during the Civil War and now home to a collection of rare artifacts dating from pre-­‐Colonial days. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to get things started and take a tour of the museum.

12:00 pm We will then top for lunch at the Historic Talbott Inn in Bardstown.

1:30 pm: We travel the short distance to Willet Distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour where we take our first tour and tastings – a great way to start!

3:00 pm: We go to Maker’s Mark where we will be lead on a private tour of the distillery by Bill Samuels with current President Rob Samuels. The distillery is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest operating at is original site. Bill will take us through the Maker’s process and into the nooks and crannies of the distillery and will make sure that we each get our Angel’s Share! The tour will go into one of the private tasting suites where we will be guided through a tasting of bourbon from inception to finished product. We then head next to the gift shop where each tour member will be given a bottle that they can dip themselves into the beautiful red wax or have one of the Maker’s staff do it with their professional touch. Bill will sign each bottle and take photos with all present.

5:30 pm: We will head back to Bardstown where we will enjoy a very nice dinner and drinks at The Brickhouse Restaurant which is located on the lower floor of Spalding Hall. You will be served your choice of entreesfrom a specially prepared menu along with signature cocktails and bourbons.

Last, we travel back to Louisville (estimated arrival is 8pm) with a very happy bus load of people!

This is an exclusive tour with very limited seating.

You can enjoy a day to remember for only $200, inclusive for all food, drinks and tours with proceeds helping support the 2015 St. Patrick’s Parade.

You can purchase tickets online, or call Patrick Ryan at 1-618-791-2571 or Brad Miller at 1-859-537-6145.

Sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, presenters of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade and other fun events including the Wearin’ O’ the Green, Irish for Kids Golf Scramble for Boys & Girls Haven, Irish Christmas at Molly Malones and Irish New Year’s Eve at Flanagans in support of Irish culture and local charities.

Irish Fest

Join the Hibernians at Irish Fest!

It begins Friday, September 26th  at Bellarmine University with their annual Ceili in Frazier Hall from 7-10PM.

The fest will open on Saturday from 11AM to 10PM and continue on Sunday from 11:30Am to 6PM.

Ages 12 and up are all $5.00 and under 12 for free.More details concerning Irish fest can be found on their website louisvilleirishfest.com.

Our Division will have a booth at Irish Fest on Saturday and Sunday, please stop by and say hello and learn about joining the AOH and LAOH!

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day - Sept. 18th

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) and O’Shea’s Irish Pub are sponsoring a Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 6 - 10 p.m., Sept. 18 at O’Shea’s Irish Pub, 956 Baxter Avenue.

The evening will feature music, Irish menu specials and other activities to help raise funds for the 42nd annual St. Patrick’s parade in 2015. Next year’s parade theme will be unveiled at the event.

The celebration is open to the public, with no cover charge between 6 - 10 p.m.  Features of the evening include the following:

  • Live music by Highland Reign (progressive Celtic music that rocks), 7-11 p.m.
  • The “BBC BIG FELLA,” a limited, special stout served straight from bourbon barrels where it has been aged for 365 days by Bluegrass Brewing Co.
  • Irish specialties from O’Shea’s chef Bill Belinger: Irish Stew, corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie will be special menu items for the event.

AOH is an Irish-Catholic fraternal organization that has sponsored the last 41 St. Patrick’s Parades in Louisville. It currently has over 160 members in Louisville -- ranging in ages and all walks of life. It is the oldest and largest Irish cultural organization in the U.S. with roots back 300 years to groups of the same name in Ireland.

Last year the parade drew over 100,000 to Baxter Ave. and Bardstown Rd to watch over 100 units march in honor of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. O’Shea’s is the presenting sponsor for the parade.

2014 Irish For Kids Golf Scramble

Join us this year for the 2014 Irish for Kids Golf Scramble!

All proceeds go directly to The Hibernian Cultural and Caritable Association, Inc., in support of Boys and Girls Haven.

September 12th, 2014 at Seneca Golf Course, shotgun start at 1pm.

- Hole in One Challenge - Win a trip for 2 to Ireland!
- We're having a Hooley after the scramble
- Closest to the Pin prizes on all par 3's.
- Mulligans are available

Download the Registration Form & Sponsorhip Information.