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:
Andy & Elizabeth White
Brian Lotty (Cork)
Des Ryan (Demac Homes)
Emma Taylor (WA)
Gerry & Ann O'Neill
Jim & Ann Quinn
John Kelleher (Cork)
John Kelleher (Kerry)
Jim & Jimmy McClean
Pat Gavin (Melb.)
Peter & Mary Long
Sean & Ann Ryan
Susan A Cheers
Tom Kearns (WA)
and our generous friends from:
Able Tree Services (Qld) Pty Ltd
Baker & Staff Painters
Bencee Pty Ltd
Bissell Australia Pty Ltd
Breville Pty Ltd
Brisbane City Council
Brisbane Land Marketing Pty Ltd
Donal Investments Pty Ltd
Durty Nelly's Sydney
Fiddler's Green (Surfers Paradise)
GAA Victoria – Gaelic Park
GAA Western Australia
John Mitchels Gaelic Football Club
Irish Australian Suppost Association QLD
Irish Department of Foreign Affairs
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
St Kevin's GAC
Tasmanian Gaelic Football & Hurling Association
Transpacific Waste Management
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.