Hall of Fame
Geoghegans of note (for Geoghegans of Historical interest see Historic
I have placed our modern Clan Chieftains at the head of the list in
their order of attaining office. Apart from that, there is no
significance to the order in which people appear.
first modern day Chief of the Clan
- 2000 (non hereditory) Chieftain of the Clan.and founder of the
(Mac)Geoghegan Family Society. Jack's grandfather was born a
Geoghegan but changed the spelling to Gargan.
, born: October 20, 1930 a father and grandfather, orphaned at
age 2, has been self-supporting since age 14 in a variety of jobs, he
grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He worked nights while
attending college. He is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College
with a degree in business administration. After moving to Florida, he
attended Stetson University College of Law (1970-71). Jack is author
of 5 books on money management, including a Book Of The Month selection.
served his country and and received Honorable Discharge from both
the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He is a Korean War Veteran. Founder of
T.H.R.O. (Throw The Hypocritical Rascals Out!) Time Magazine
"Hero of the Week" September 1990. Honored in 1992 as the
first Irish Chieftain Inaugurated since 1648. Five gallon, plus,
blood donor. Candidate for Governor of Florida in 1994, he received
the 3rd highest number of votes in a nine-candidate field and ran for
Congress in 1998. Listed in "Who's Who in The World" and
"International Men of Achievement".
is the founder of the MacGeoghegan Family Society and one of the
nicest men you will ever meet (Eddie)
second modern day Chief of the Clan
was educated at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark 1956, received his
Bachelors Degree from Seton Hall University in 1965, a Masters Degree
from Kean College in 1971 and 30 additional graduate credits from
various colleges. He is State Licensed in Social Studies, Personnel
Services, Psychology and English. Currently happily retired sharing
time between Florida and New Jersey and working as your Clan Chieftain.
taught for 32 years in both Junior High School and High School in
Westfield New Jersey and St. Joseph's High School in Metuchen.
Subjects taught included Computer Literacy, Social Studies,
Constitution Law, Psychology. World History, and English. Received
Phi Delta Kappa award for outstanding teacher of the year.
enlisted in the Navy for four years active duty 1960-64, spent 28
years in the Reserves and was selected for Direct Commision in 1971.
Selected as commanding officer five times, and retired as a Commander.
USSF Referee and Coach. Founder of Mid New Jersey Soccer League.-
Chief Referee and Assignor. Coached for 30 years as Boys Varsity,
Girls JV - team won 10 consecutive county titles. While at Seton
Hall, Varsity Letter in Golf and Soccer. Raised two children, John J.
Geoghegan, a computer graphic artist and Susanne G. Bonhote, a second
grade teacher (following in dad's footsteps). Married to Bett Willett
Geoghegan. Hobbies include Bett, boating, golf, computers, gardening
of the European Court of Auditors
journalist and Irish Government Minister and, I believe, a member of
the Bunowen (Galway) branch of the Geoghegans.
in Carna, Co. Galway, Ireland in 1950. Married with two children.
Graduate of Carysfort Teacher Training College, Blackrock, Co.
of the Irish Parliament (Dáil Éireann) from 1975 until 1997.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Commerce and
Energy in 1977. Minister of State at the Department of Industry,
Commerce and Energy from 1978 until 1979. Minister for the
development of Irish speaking regions (Gaeltacht) from 1979 until
1981 and Minister of State for Education in 1982. Chairwoman of the
First Parliamentary all-Party Committee on Women's Rights from 1982
of State for European Affairs from 1987 until 1991. Chaired the
interdepartmental Committee on EU policy with the responsibility of
coordinating the Irish EU Presidency in 1990 and also chaired the
Budget, Culture, Development and Telecommunications Councils during
the Irish Presidency.
for Tourism, Transport and Communications from 1992 until 1993
during which period she was responsible for eleven of the principal
State owned companies in Ireland. Minister for Justice from 1993
until 1994 and a member of the Irish Government team which negotiated
the Joint Declaration of December 1993, by the British and Irish
governments, on Peace And Reconciliation in Ireland.
1997 until February 2000, career in the private sector as business
consultant and non-executive director of two major Irish companies.
Columnist at the Irish Times and broadcaster with Teilifís na
Gaeilge (Irish language television station).
Hon. Mr. Justice Hugh Geoghegan
Supreme Court Judge. Appointed a judge 1992 by the Fianna
Fail/Labour coalition and has become one of the top performers in the
High Court. He has the unique distinction of being the first son of a
Supreme Court judge to follow in his father's footsteps. His late
father James Geoghegan served as a Minister for Justice and Attorney
General as well as Supreme Court judge. Mr Justice Geoghegan is a
sharp and incisive judge regularly challenging lawyers appearing
before him. He has given judgements in the challenge by Charles
Haughey and members of his family to the Moriarty Tribunal and most
recently found part of the Aliens Act unconstitutional. He is married
to senior counsel Mary Finlay and they have three children.
in London in 1946, Trevor Geoghegan decided to settle in Ireland in
1971 and moved to Blessington, Co. Wicklow, the village his father
had originally emigrated from. His Realist style and his eye for
detail lends an air of mystery and imbues his paintings with a unique
atmosphere. His preferred subject matter includes his signature Irish
landscapes, such as the Burren and Wicklow, and over the past few
years his style and brushwork have become looser and freer than
before. Trained at the Chelsea and Worthing Art Schools. He works
from his Wicklow studio and is a successful exhibitor, in many
prestigious collections. He has represented Ireland at European
level. Trevor concentrates on landscape painting, especially in
acrylic and teaches at the National College of Art.
Acrylic on Wood, 12"x17"
rugby player for Ireland and probably the fastest Geoghegan on two
legs. Sadly, he was forced to retire while still at his peak due to injury.
Miss Carver in Grange Hill - BBC and star of Bernard and the Genie
(1992) and Howard's End (1992).
hard to count the many facets of Jack's service to USMS. As Legal
Counsel for 14 years, he has kept us on the straight and true path.
He is always ready to soothe any troubled waters, yet still finds
time to be a perennial All American. In fact, Jack was the first USMS
swimmer over age 40 to break 50 seconds for the 100 yard freestyle.
His Irish wit, unparalleled eloquence, and debonair manner have
entertained us at many an awards ceremony. He has served as advisor
to the Legislation, Rules, International, Insurance, and Rule Book
Committees. And as a member of the International Swimming Hall of
Fame Committee, Jack was responsible for at long last bringing
Masters into the Hall of Fame as full fledged honorees.
owe you, Jack!
1997 USMS Swimming Code of Regulations and Rules of Competition was
dedicated to Jack Geoghegan with these words.)
some, the word "Athlete" means simply a human being who
has trained assiduously and performs well above the normal level. A
true "Champion" embodies these attributes, plus many more.
A true champion is a graceful winner who also applauds the victories
of others: one whose conduct is an inpiration to others - who gives
freely of both time and talent to give back to the sport the many
Geoghegan is a true "Champion Athlete". As a Masters
Swimmer, Jack has held a dozen world records over the years and
national records too numerous to count. He has qualified as an All
American for 18 of the 19 years he has been competing.
the National Top Tens compiled by USMS, Jack will frequently qualify
in 16 of the 18 available events in each course, a tribute to his
versatility as well as his speed. He has been honored four times as
one of the USMS All Stars -- the person in his age group who has
achieved the highest total of first place finishes in a given year.
serves as a volunteer on the local and national levels. In 1990,
Jack was chosen as recipient of the highest USMS honor, The Ransom
Arthur - Award, given to the person who has made the most significant
contribution to the promotion of the ideals and goals of Masters Swimming.
addition to his volunteer work with USMS, Jack also serves on the
National Executive Committee for the Leukemia Foundation. He has
conducted competitions and clinics, and has spoken at national
conventions as well as local groups.
comments by Dorothy Donnelly)
lives in Rye, New York and swims for the Connecticut Masters Swim Team
Soccer Player in Ireland. Born in Dublin, 3 June 1970. Stephen
topped the National League's goal charts for the seasons 1998/1999
and 1997/1998. He was called into the Republic of Ireland squad in
1999 season for the World Cup game versus Macedonia.
Soccer Player in Ireland. Born in Dublin, 20 August 1964. Declan has
two FAI Cup medals, both won with Shelbourne FC.
his own words ...
have been a Professional cyclist since 1993 and have been racing
bikes since 1989. I competed in nearly 500 races winning over 65 Pro
races. During this span I have competed in 9 National Championships
placing as high as 13th in 1998. I have raced primarily in the US and
Canada with several trips to the Hawaiian Mountain Tour, where in
1997 I had a career best 5th place against International competition.
Although the Olympics have always been a dream, I have decided to
only ride and race recreationally in 2000 as I pursue other business
opportunities in the cycling world.
would be more than delighted to be placed in the Geoghegan Hall of
Fame. It would really be the icing on my cake as a professional
cyclist and athlete.
R. Gahagan (Dr. Joe)
Raymond Gahagan, 49, of Milwaukee, died unexpectedly on Wednesday,
Oct. 24, 2001, at his home.
He was born
on Feb. 5, 1952 in Fond du Lac, a son of Kenneth and Marcella Shea Gahagan.
Joe was a
graduate of Green Bay Premontre High School, received his bachelor's
and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his
doctorate in creative writing and Irish literature from the
UW-Milwaukee, where he was a professor for several years.
stories and poems won numerous awards and appeared in such
publications as Island Magazine, Riverrun, The Irish American Post
and the anthology, The Next Parish Over. His work has been adapted
for the stage in Milwaukee and Chicago, and his story, "Landing
on the Moon," has enjoyed critical acclaim in its extended run
at Cecilia's Pub Theatre. He is a former fiction editor of The Crime
City Review and directed poetry at Milwaukeeís Irish Fest. His
collection of poems is titled, "Cyclopean Logicî".
his many travels to Ireland and was very involved in Milwaukee's
Irish Fest. He was also Clan Bard to the (Mac)Geoghegan Society.
include his mother, Marcella (Leonard) Logan of Waupun; one sister,
Mary Ann (David) Zuelke of Waupun; two brothers, James Gahagan of
Fond du Lac and David Gahagan of Appleton; three nephews, Joseph,
Cody and Matthew Zuelke, all of Waupun; a great-niece and
great--nephew, Hannah and David Zuelke and a special cousin, Donald
Fox of Milwaukee. His father preceded him in death.
funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Werner-Harmsen
Funeral Home in Waupun with Father Mike Moran officiating. Burial
followed at St. Charles Cemetery in the town of Taycheedah.
Touring Car Championship
(Ford Cortina GT )
- 1969 (Ford Mustang )
Author. Her books include ...
your own teeth", "Dogs don't wear glasses",
"There's a wardrobe in my monster" and "Six perfectly
of Political Theory at Queen's University Belfast and author of
"A Jacobite History: The Abbe MacGeoghegan's History of
Ireland" published in the journal "Eighteenth-Century
Ireland" Vol. 6, 1991.
tells me "Family history has it that we are descended from the
youngest son of Samuel Geoghegan, the Guinness engineer. This young
man ran off with the maid to Bristol! Eventually we ended up in
Manchester, where I was born".
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of Dublin's Merchant Quay Project.
FÁS and IBEC's director of economic policy. Married to Mary
Cyril 'Go' Geoghegan.
cyclist, dedicated cycling official and administrator. President of
S.A.Cycling federation for 12 years , as well as terms in office for
Natal Cycling Union and various clubs and associations over a period
of 54 years. Also was involved in athletics and trained two Comrades
Marathon winners, Hardy Ballington and Johnny Coleman. Has a place in
the Sports Hall of Fame in Pretoria. The cycling stadium in Durban
bears his name in honour of his huge contribution to sport. Website
(offsite - webmaster Dave Geoghegan, his son).
January 14, 1950 Seabridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England
musical director of the Irish Chamber Orchestra June 2001
Electronics and Computers
"Lexi" Gahagan, 43, started his America's Cup career in the
1980 Enterprise-Freedom campaign in Newport, RI, when in addition to
his responsibility for computers and electronics he also raced and
successfully defended the America's Cup as a bowman for Dennis
Conner. Since then, Gahagan has sailed in two other America's Cup
campaigns. In the 1997-97 series in Fremantle, Western Australia,
Gahagan was navigator for John Kolius in the America II syndicate and
was responsible for computers, electronics and boat testing software.
He had a similar role with Dennis Conners' Stars and Stripes campaign
in San Diego, CA, in 1992.
the navigator for AmericaOne, Gahagan is a key part of the afterguard
and heads up the electronics program, with responsibility for all the
race performance analysis software. Gahagan works with Preston Kelly
and Chris Todter as they utilize the Ford Visteon performance
tracking telemetry that takes performance data from the boat and
stores it on the tender.
graduate of Middlebury College, in Middlebury, VT, Gahagan has for
the last two years been a partner in Gahagan and Bryant Associates, a
hydrographic surveying and computer consultancy in Wilmington, DE.
years in the '80s, Gahagan was a part-owner of Doyle Sailmakers in
Marblehead, MA, after he founded the company with Robbie Doyle and
Jack Kleene. Prior to that he was the project manager and captain for
Parker Heineman's yacht Retaliation. After overseeing construction of
the yacht, he sailed aboard on a winning two-year campaign that
included victories in the SORC, Bermuda Race and Onion Patch series.
have always been part of Gahagan's life and today he lists his
interests as computers, hockey, and coaching kids in lacrosse and
hockey. Gahagan is married to Elise. They live in Wilmington and have
three children, Will, Ashley, and Elle.
comedian and ballerina. (When
I was five years old, my Mom asked me what I wanted to be when I
grew up. I said, "I want to be an actress".)
you can tell by my picture I'm Korean. Some people think I'm from
Indiana and that I'm the youngest of six kids, but I'm really Korean.
And damn proud of it buddy! (My apologies if your name actually is
probably know me as either an actor or a stand-up comedian. Sure I'm
an actor. Sure I'm a stand-up. But there is more to me. I'm an actor,
a comedian and a ballerina. You don't know me as a ballerina cause
frankly there aren't many opportunities to ballet on television.
(That's how we describe what we do in the ballet biz.) Don't get me
started on the absence of ballerinas in films.
I'm a damn
good ballerina, too, buddy. Let me tell you, it ain't easy to make a
living doing ballet, particularly if you've never been paid to do it.
But soon, someday soon, people will say "That Gaffigan is so
great at ballet, did you know he does stand-up and acts? Wow, I'd
really like to be his friend." It'll happen, buddy.
For all the
latest info on Jim, see his own website at http://www.jimgaffigan.com
was born in Beaverton, Oregon on August 10, 1979. He grew up in Great
Falls, Montana, attending private and public schools, studying film
extensively. In the mid-90s, he attended The University of Montana in
Missoula, Montana and attained a degree in English Education.
1996, Ted was approached to star in a short film, entitled
Latter-Day Saints. In the picture, he portrayed a deranged high
school student who had been banished from society and tried to form
his own religious cult. The feature was a modest success for
filmmaker Jeff Goad and left Geoghegan with the desire to continue
working in the arts.
1997, artist Richard Anderson contacted Ted and persuaded him to
assist in the writing of a new fantasy-themed graphic novel, entitled
The Isle of Insaw. It debuted at the prestigious San Diego Comic-Con
that same year. While attending the event, Ted had the opportunity to
meet filmmaker Kevin Smith. Their conversations inspired him to
pursue screenwriting, which would combine his two passions - writing
authored Demonium, his first major motion picture, in the year 2000.
Directed by German horror master Andreas Schnaas and co-authored by
his wife, the film was shot in Rome, Italy on a substantial budget.
Geoghegan worked on the set of the film as a dialogue coach,
primarily focusing on the cast, who spoke English as a second language.
in Europe for the filming of Demonium, Ted was asked to appear in a
German science fiction film. Spending three days on-set, Geoghegan
portrayed an obnoxious American actor who meets a grisly end in Timo
Roses Mutation II: Generation Dead.
that, he was approached by filmmaker Kevin Lindenmuth to write a
short werewolf-themed picture, which became part of the anthology
film, Bites: The Werewolf Chronicles. In 2003, he teamed up with
Schnaas once more for the New York-set slasher film, Nikos.
wrote and directed the short film Ghouls Gone Wild! in 2004, which
received a successful DVD release. The musical/comedy/horror marked
his directorial debut.
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