John “Injun” Horan Memorial League

The Gate of Heaven CYO girls’ basketball house league is named in honor of the late John “Injun” Horan, who coached baseball, football, and basketball for decades in the South Boston community. Injun, as he was affectionately known to friends, also refereed hoop games for many years. He was a proud member of IAABO (the International Association of Approved Basketball Ofcials) and famous for his three seconds-call. Injun was indeed a great guy who gave much of his time, energy, and goodwill to the youth of the neighborhood. The Horan League games are played on Saturday mornings at the McDonough gym which is located inside the Walsh Community Center. Marie Laundry is the league com- missioner and does a terri c job with the youngsters. The dedicated coaches are Allison Baker, Mary Kate Hart, Margaret Keaveny, Jean Nee, and Christina McDonough.