HISTORY

In 1967, your Emerald Society was founded by past presidents, Jack McMahon and Bill Conklin. The 82 members who joined that year are now considered charter members. Monthly meetings were held at the Lake Ronkonkoma Firehouse on Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma.

In 1967 our organization became a member of the Grand Council – United Emerald Society of New York.

Former Irishmen Of The Year Left To Right: Daniel Murphy, Robert Algar, Tim Morris, Bob Oswald, Jerry Gilmore, Bob Bogen and Jim Byrne

Past Presidents:

William Conklin 1967 – 1969 

 

Jack McMahon 1969 – 1970


Thomas Mongan 1970 – 1971


Paul Reilly 1971 – 1972

 

David Scanlan 1972 – 1973

 

Thomas Mongan 1973 – 1974

Patrick Shea 1974 – 1975

 

George Holmes 1977

 

Daniel Quinn 1978

Kenneth Regensburg 1979

 

Robert Cummings 1980 

 

Robert Ryan 1981 – 1982

Patrick Shea 1983

 

Christopher Story 1984 

 

Robert F. Algar 1985

Dennis Caine 1986

James Bryne 1987 – 1990 

 

John McDermott 1991 – 1992

James Bryne 1993 – 1994 

 

Timothy Morris 1995 – 1998

Robert Bogen 1999 – 2005

Terence Mawn 2006 – 2007

 

Daniel P. Murphy 2008 – 2012

 

Glenn Kirkpatrick 2013 – 2014

Michael Crowley 2015-2016

Brendan O'Hara 2017-

Past Irishman Of The Year:

John L. Barry 1968

 

Robert Gleason 1969

 

Edward Green 1970

Cyril Donnelly 1971

 

John P. Cohalan Jr. 1972

 

Michael Grant 1974

Thomas Mongan 1975

 

Rev. Peter J. McCrann, S.M.M. 1976

 

John P. Finnerty 1977

Patrick Shea 1978

 

Peter McGowan 1979

 

Noel Kingston 1980

John O’Neill 1981

 

Peter Cohalan 1982

 

Robert Wright 1983

John N. Mullin 1984

 

John F. Gallagher 1985

 

John L. Behan 1986

Joseph L. Monteith 1987

 

Fintain Stapleton 1988

 

Kenneth Regensburg 1989

William McBride 1990

 

Robert Creighton 1991

 

James M. Catterson Jr. 1992

Peter O’Leary 1993

 

John Charters III 1994

 

Robert F. Gaffney 1995

Arthur Cliff 1996

 

James Bryne 1997

 

Tom Tohill 1998

Phil McGovern 1999

 

Thomas H. Spreer 2000

 

Robert F. Algar 2001

Henry A. Mulligan 2002

 

Jeff Frayler 2003

 

Timothy Morris 2004

Eugene Corcoran 2005

 

John McElhone 2006

 

Robert Oswald 2007

Robert O. Bogen 2008

 

Gerard Gilmore 2009

 

Patrick Henry 2010

Daniel P. Murphy 2011

Kate Browning 2012

 

Fr. Sean Gann 2013

George Hunt 2014

 

James O’Leary 2015

Jerry Finlay 2016

Msgr. Jim Kissane 2017

Glenn Kirkpatrick 2018

Tom Finn Memorial Service Award

George Hunt 2007

John Hubbs 2008

 

im O’Leary 2009

Frank Howard 2010

 

Glenn Kirkpatrick 2011

 

Michael Crowley 2012

Bob Howard 2013

 

John McGovern 2014

 

Robert Bogen 2015

2016

2017

Kathleen Lubey 2018