2023 Irishman of the Year


Guest of Honor

Patrick J. Lynch, President

Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York

2023 Irishman of the Year

Dear Friends,

The Grand Council of United Emerald Societies Incorporated cordially invites you to attend our 48th Annual Irishman of the Year dinner on Wednesday evening, January 11, 2022, at Antun’s of Queens Village, 96-43 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village, NY, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

The Guest of Honor will be Patrick J. Lynch, President of the Police Benevolent Association, City of New York.

The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (NYC PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the world. The NYC PBA represents the approximately 24,000 sworn NYPD members. They hold the rank of Police Officer and the front-line police officers in radio cars and on foot posts in your neighborhood, as well as those in specialized units and administrative divisions throughout the city.

Mr. Lynch was first elected PBA president in 1999, defeating the incumbent administration while serving as a precinct-level delegate in the 90th Precinct in Brooklyn. He is the longest-serving PBA president since the union obtained its bargaining certificate in 1963.

In recognition of President’s Lynch many years of service and dedication to the City of New York and his proud Irish heritage, he was elected to serve as the Grand Council of United Emerald Societies Aide to Grand Marshal for the 2023 New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The 2023 Grand Marshal Kevin J. Conway has been invited to attend this year’s gala.

The Dinner subscription is $100 per person or $1000 for a table of ten. In conjunction with the 2023 Irishman of the Year dinner, the GCUES will publish a commemorative souvenir dinner journal. Full page ad $250, Covers $600 (front inside, rear inside, and back cover), and Center fold of book $600 (2 full-color pages). A journal ad form is enclosed if you are inclined to support the journal.

The cut-off date for dinner subscriptions and the journal is January 7, 2021.

Please email all journal ads to nycdesdd@gmail.com and info@gcues.org The cut-off date for the journal and tickets is January 7, 2022. Please go to the button below to download the press release, dinner flyer, and forms.

We encourage you to make plans to attend this auspicious occasion.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the dinner committee at info@gcues.org.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.


Brian J. Sharkey  

Dinner Chairman                                         




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2023 Irishman of the Year Dinner at Antun’s