Parade Queen Selection

Celebrating 64 years of friendship, love and loyalty to the Irish Community!!!! 

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen Selection, sponsored by the New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club in East Haven, was held on February 8, 2020.

Contestants were to be 17 years of age, single, a member, daughter or grand daughter of one of the four Irish Societies (NHGF& Hurling Club, Knights of St. Patrick, West Haven Irish American Club or Ancient Order of Hibernians).

NHGF&HC is proud to announce the 2020 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen Morgan Daley and Honor Attendant Megan Burke both members of the New Haven Gaelic Football and Hurling Club.

   

Morgan Daley, 2020 Parade Queen Morgan is the daughter of Mark and Nancy Daley. She lives in Hamden and her ancestors hail from Waterville, Co. Kerry. Morgan is a 2018 graduate of Quinnipiac University and is currently attending Quinnipiac University School of Law, she plans to graduate in 2021. She is employed by the New Haven Lawn Club as a server and currently interns with the Balzano and Tropiano Law Firm. Morgan’s personal ambition is to be the voice for her future clients and to represent them to the best of her ability. She would like to continue to spread her motto of believing in justice, not judgment. Morgan’s personal interests include hiking, soccer and spending time with loved ones as well as volunteering. She also strives to learn as much as possible every day. Morgan’s parents are members of the New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club.

Megan Burke, 2020 Honor Attendant Megan is the daughter of Peter and Lynda Burke. She lives in Hamden and her ancestors hail from Tullamore, County Offaly.  She is currently studying Biology at Southern Connecticut State University. She is employed by the Town of Greenwich Ferry Service as a Senior Deckhand and at Freskos as a server. Megan’s personal ambition is to work with marine life as well as find more efficient ways to protect and reduce pollution in the ocean while also giving back to her community. Her interests include animals and being on the water. She also enjoys baking and being with family and friends. Megan’s parents are members of the New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club.

Past Queens and Attendants of the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Year                  Parade Queen               Honor Attendant

2019

Taylor Besciglia

Clare Bohan

2018

Bridget Judd

Maureen Heeran

2017

Abigail O’Keefe

Catherine Dignan

2016

Kaitlyn Cullagh

Caitlin Clark

2015

Margaret Heeran

Siobhan Dacey

2014

Alexis Wheway

Morgan Hildebrandt

2013

Fiona Stewart

Kate Thompson

2012

Carolyn Shea

Kate Thompson

2011

Kristina Conroy

Carolyn Shea

2010

Lindsey Stamp

Kristina  Conroy

2009

Katie Morris

Brittney Lipsett

2008

Briana Conway

Laura Brayfield

2007

Erin Collins

Courtney Lundgren

2006

Maura Monahan

Briana Conway

2005

Melinda Enright

Jillian Mackey

2004

Moriah Conlan

Meghan Wilson

2003

Cathleen Steinau

Siobhan Straub

2002

Caitlin Monahan

Melinda Enright

2001

Sinead Stewart

Caitlin Monahan

2000

Barbara Stratton

Sheila Smyth

1999

Patricia Lilllis

Elizabeth Murphy

1998

Catherine Hopkins

Kara Roxbee

1997

Karen Freed

Tracy Henderson

1996

Laura Garrity

Karen Freed

1995

Karyn Gallagher

Laura Garrity

1994

Bernadette Smyth

Lisa Peckingham

1993

Doreen Keogh

Karyn Gallagher

1992

Mary-Kath Cullagh

Karyn Gallagher

1991

Katherine McGowan

Patricia O’Shea

1990

Josephine Craig

Katherine McGowan

1989

Geraldine Lillis

Irene Horgan

1988

Diane Graham

Eileen Conway

1987

Fionnuala Mackey

Mary Clarke

1986

Darcy Smith

Karen Sullivan

1985

Susan O’Connor

Lauren Montgomery

1984

Linda Gill

Lauren Montgomery

1983

Aileen Lawless

Maureen McDermott

1982

Kerry Lawless

Mary Ann Gannon

1981

Valerie Spangle

Maureen O’Reilly

1980

Margo Mackey

Mary Lynch

1979

Patty Roxbee

Margo Mackey

1978

Claire Barrett

Irene Wheeler

1977

Katie O’Keefe

Eileen McNulty

1976

Rosemary Hartigan

Kathie Roxbee

  

Year

Miss Ireland

Miss Irish American

1975

Janie O’Donovan

Sheila Keehan

1974

Bridie Smyth

Nora O’Keefe

1973

Edna Farrell

Ellyn Shields

1972

Helen Kellegher

Linda Beers

1971

Mary Joyce

Irene Devlin

1970

Catherine Cullagh

Bonnie McNulty

1969

Pam White

Catherine Thompson

1968

Elizabeth Smyth

Elizabeth Dalton

1967

Ruby Ashenhurst

Mary Flynn

1966

Maureen Canning

Rita Manning

1965

Grace Tighe

Patricia Collins

1964

Marglin Reardon

Margaret Farrell

1963

Patricia Foley

Kathleen Hanrahan

1962

Mary McArdle

Eileen Sullivan

1961

Mary Foley

Nancy Griswold

1960

Mary Sheehan

Patricia Griffiths

1959

Mary Theresa Corry

Patricia O’Connor

1958

Susan Smith

Mary Manning

1957

Mary McArdle

Maureen Hanrahan

1956

Mary McCarty

Maureen Earl