It has been a roller coaster 28 years for Séamus and Caitríona Clarke at JP Clarke’s Saloon, Yonkers, New York, but the curtain has finally come down as Séamus and Caitríona have now retired from the business. A well-known hostelry for many Irish who have either visited New York, or have chosen the area to be their home over the best part of three decades, JP Calrke’s never failed in its efforts to extend a Céad Míle Failte to all comers.
Those of us associated with Leitrim GAA will have many fond memories of visits there over five trips to Gaelic Park to face New York in the Connacht SFC since 2003 and we were most diligently cared for on these visits, never wanting for anything. It was indeed appropriate that on our most recent trip in April, the team proudly wore the JP Clarke, New York, jerseys as Seamus and Caitríona’s five-year sponsorship deal edged towards its conclusion.
We wish to thank Séamus, Caitríona and staff for all their combined generosity and kindness shown towards us over the years and we wish them the very best in the next chapter of their lives.
Seamus and Caitríona Clarke and staff celebrating 28 years in business and retirement.