Legendary Westmeath dual star Willie Lowry will be honoured at the Westmeath Hurling & Football Club New York Dinner Dance and Awards Night next month.
Lowry represented his county at every level in both hurling and football throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. The St. Malachy's / Castletown-Geoghegan clubman was selected as a dual All-Star replacement in 1982.
After moving to New York in October 1984, he won two county senior hurling championship medals with Galway and three with Westmeath as well as junior, senior 'B' and senior football championship honours with Connemara Gaels and Westmeath. Willie was also involved in reviving the Westmeath club in 1986 and was a member of the Lake County teams that won a famous senior football and hurling championship double in 1996.
Willie will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Rory Dolan's Restaurant & Bar, McLean Avenue, Yonkers on Saturday, April 7.
Former Westmeath footballer Tommy Warburton (Guest of Honour), the Westmeath Hurling Shield winners (Special Guest), Pa Layde (Hurler of the Year) and Jason Kelly (Footballer of the Year) will also be honoured on the night.
Tickets are $80 each and include a buffet dinner and a four-hour open bar.
To purchase tickets or to take out a journal advert, contact John Moore (646-354-1826), Brian Melia (914-498-4702), Mick Stones (914-391-1361), Tom Nugent (646-339-2936), Jeff Farrell (347-491-9277) or Johnny Melia (914-920-8193).