Resolution J938-2013

Honoring Enda Lally upon the occasion of his designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade

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  • Mar 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Enda  Lally  upon the occasion of his
designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's
Day Parade on March 24, 2013

WHEREAS, St. Patrick's Day is a time for people of all nationalities and
generations to assemble and celebrate the rich culture and  heritage  of
the Irish people throughout the United States; and
  WHEREAS,  A  St. Patrick's Day parade reflects and records the ongoing
history of the United States and Ireland, and provides  opportunity  for
people of all generations to assemble in ethnic pride and pageantry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Enda
Lally upon the occasion of his designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th
Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held  on  Sunday,  March
24, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Enda  Lally  was  born  in Gort, County Galway; he spent his
early childhood in Galway and then in  1987,  along  with  his  parents,
James  and  Margaret Lally, and his younger sister and brother, he immi-
grated to New York; and
  WHEREAS, Enda Lally is a graduate from Fort Hamilton High  School;  he
then attended Ulster County College, where he competed in the Division A
Soccer National Championships; and
  WHEREAS,  Not forgetting his Gaelic roots, Enda Lally has been playing
Gaelic Football and Hurling from an early age and  has  played  on  many
levels and teams; he won a hurling championship with Galway and has also
won  numerous  New York championships while playing with Celtics and the
Senior Kerry Team; and
  WHEREAS, Enda Lally's greatest win was this past year when he led  the
Brooklyn  Shamrocks  to  win the Junior Championship; he is not only the
captain and player for the Brooklyn Shamrocks, but he is also a  commit-
tee member; and
  WHEREAS,  With him throughout have been his wife, Karen, and their two
children, Jack and Molly, all of whom feel privileged to be  a  part  of
his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS,   Enda  Lally  is  the  owner  and  operator  of  Galway  Bay
Construction, a general contracting business; and
  WHEREAS, A fitting choice for Deputy Marshal of the  20th  Annual  Bay
Ridge  St.  Patrick's Day Parade, Enda Lally embodies the spirit and the
cherished ideals and values of Irish-Americans of this great  State  and
Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Enda Lally upon the occasion of his designation as Deputy Marshal
of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Enda Lally.

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