O’Connell named aide to St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

Press Club of Long Island President John O’Connell will be marching up Fifth Avenue on March 17 for the 248th annual St. Patrick’ s Day parade as an aide to the Grand Marshal.

O’Connell, who is executive editor of Herald Newspapers, was chosen to represent the Nassau County divisions of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He is president of the Nassau County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and a past president of the Mike Moran Division 8 Hibernians.

Find out more information about the parade at its official Web site.

Here’s a full list of the 2009 Aides to the Grand Marshal, Michael J. Gibbons:

  • Tom Jordan — Knight of St Patrick
  • Jim Cuggy — New York County
  • Michael Flynn — Bronx County
  • Francis McLoughlin — Queens County
  • Kathleen Reilly — Kings County
  • Joe Ferris — Richmond County
  • John O’Connell — Nassau County (center, top row)
  • Pat Shannon — Suffolk County
  • Frank O’Brien — Westchester County
  • √Ç Teresa Morris — Rockland County
  • Sister Margaret Murphy — Orange County
  • Denis P. Mulcahy — Grand Council of Emeralds
  • Mike Fogarty — United Irish Counties
  • Joe Bryant — Aide at Large

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