On Friday, March 16, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, head of the Brooklyn chapter of the Loyal League of Yiddish Sons & Daughters of Erin, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. (Joe) Hynes, and Al O’Hagan of Brooklyn’s Baile na nGael “Home of the Irish” hosted the tenth annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at Borough Hall.
This year’s honorees:
- Pudgie Walsh, The Brooklyn Mariners (Irishman of the Year Award)
- Judge John P. Walsh, Brooklyn Supreme Court (Justice William T. Bellard Memorial Award)
- Monsignor Walter Murphy, Immaculate Conception Center, Diocese of Brooklyn (Commodore John Barry Award)
- John Samuelson, president, TWU Local 100 (Paul O’Dwyer Award)