Páirc Imeartha (Playing Field)
Home of the DONNELLY CUP
Great exhibitions as well as adult and children‘s tournaments of Irish Football and Hurling are run by The St. Patrick’s Football Club on our playing field throughout the weekend. The centerpiece of all the sports activities this weekend is the Donnelly Cup Tournament. Kim and Tim Donnelly were an institution at the Fairfield County Irish Festival, vendors of beautiful handcrafted and Irish jewelry, till they were unexpectedly taken from us in February, 2005. The tournament was conceived as an annual celebration of the lives of two special people who cherished the importance of loved ones and laughter, enjoyed sports and were important to the Irish community. This Gaelic Football Tournament does indeed honor Tim and Kim and has special meaning to the teams from who have returned each year to compete for a chance to engrave their names on the perpetual trophy.