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Flood & Cleanup 2011

Refurbishment of Gaelic Park

The home of the Gaelic Football and Hurling in Queensland, Gaelic Park at Willawong, was among one of the many premises ravaged by 2011 Brisbane floods, with the club house and grounds being submerged by 2.4 metres of floodwater.


Significant damage to the bar, kitchen, dressing sheds, dance floor, car park, flood lights, amenities, electrics, lumbing, and playing fields was sustained.


Under the leadership of Seamus Sullivan and with the support of the Irish community (near and far), as well as the substantial funding from local/state governments and other corporations, the Association was able to bounce back swiftly, with games re-commencing from mid-2011.


Efforts to improve the facilities at Gaelic Park continue with the Association currently rebuilding dressing rooms, thanks to the support of GAA, Croke Park.


The 2011 recovery efforts would not have been possible without the help from:


Alan Murphy


Andy & Elizabeth White

Anthony Folan

Bob Sneddon

Brendan Keily

Brendan O'Kane

Brent Nolan

Brian Lotty (Cork)

Carmel McDonagh

Chris Canavan

Chris McGirl

Ciaran Conlon

Colman Ridge

Convery Family

Daniel Gallagher

Dermot O'Donoghue

Dermott Fearon

Des Ryan (Demac Homes)

Dessie McKenna

Diarmuid Devereux

Eamonn Fitzpatrick

Emma Taylor (WA)

Emmett Martin

Eric Cole

Eugene Mooney

Ger Johnston

Gerry & Ann O'Neill

Gina O'Reilly

Jaime O'Donovan

Jim & Ann Quinn

Jimmy Ryan

Jimmy Walsh

Joe Thompson

John Cronin

John Kelleher (Cork)

John Kelleher (Kerry)


  John Magner


John Hickey

John Walsh

Kayleen McEwan

Keith Devitt

Kieran Long

Lenni Freeman

Liam O'Sullivan

Mark McAleer

Matthew Walsh

Jim & Jimmy McClean

Michael O'Donovan

Michael Reilly

Michael Siviter

Mick Ryan

Natalie Connor

Noreen Ballment

Paddy O'Boyle

Pam Connor

Pat Fitzpatrick

Pat Gavin (Melb.)

Paul Lipsett

Peter & Mary Long

Peter Thompson

Rita Stott

Rose McGrath

Seamus Sullivan

Sean & Ann Ryan

Stephen Tormey

Steve Carey

Steve Ryan

Susan A Cheers

Terry Reilly

Tom Kearns (WA)

Tom Maloney

Tony Conboy


and our generous friends from:


Able Tree Services (Qld) Pty Ltd

Baker & Staff Painters

Bencee Pty Ltd

Betta Electrical

Bissell Australia Pty Ltd

Breville Pty Ltd

Brisbane City Council

Brisbane Land Marketing Pty Ltd

Bunnings Rocklea

Celtic Koala

Commonwealth Bank

Donal Investments Pty Ltd

Durty Nelly's Sydney

Fiddler's Green (Surfers Paradise)

Finns Nursing

GAA Victoria – Gaelic Park

GAA Western Australia

John Mitchels Gaelic Football Club

Irish Australian Suppost Association QLD

Irish Department of Foreign Affairs

Irish Shed

Kraudelt Painting Pty Ltd

Melbourne Shamrocks Hurling Club

New South Wales GAA

Padraig Pearse GAC Melbourne

Penrith Gaels Cultural & Sporting Association Ltd

Queensland Department of Sport & Recreation

Rheem Australia

Roscommon GAA

Shamrock Civil

St Kevin's GAC

Sunbeam Australia

Tasmanian Gaelic Football & Hurling Association

Transpacific Waste Management

Tribal Travel

Troycroft Pty Ltd

Vinny Campbell Electrical

Watkins Academy of Irish Dance

Wellington Hutt Valley GAA

Wexford Association of Sydney



Brisbane GAA Recovers from Floods – Sunday, May 15 – Jermoe Quinn Media

The January floods hit Brisbane hard when their clubhouse went under 2.4 metres of water but the GAA community has rallied to get their games back on track.

On Sunday, May 15, six games were played in stunning sunshine on one pitch while it is hoped that two other pitches will be in use very soon.

See here some highlights from Sunday's return to action, including comments from some Brisbane GAA personalities.

Australian GAA Secretary tells Jerome Quinn Media that new registrations are up 60 per cent on the same period last year…

.. an Australian explains why he referees Gaelic Football…

.. a Warrenpoint native talks about his leading role with the East Celts…

.. and we hear why the John Mitchel's Ladies love their new O'Neills jerseys.

Brisbane GAA Recovers from Floods – Sunday, May 15 from Jerome Quinn on Vimeo.