Sports Minister Leo Varadkar earns his Cusack Colours in Sydney

22 November 2012

Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar (centre) with Michael Cusacks GAA club secretary Donal O'Leary and chairman Kieran Olwell in Sydney.
Michael Cusack's GAC hosted their inaugural Club RED Day in Sydney last Sunday - an initiative to get new as well as past club members and their young families together and enjoy some light-hearted GAA entertainment.

As part of the day's festivities there was a mixed code game, as well as a mini game involving the many kids that turned up on the day to learn some GAA skills.

The An Poc Fada Challenge provided to be particularly popular, with Conor Hassett from St Josephs in Clare taking home the title.

The Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport, Leo Varadkar who was in Australia to promote Irish tourism and the Gathering, also dropped by to speak with Cusack's members and get a taste of the GAA scene Down Under.

Michael Cusack's will celebrate their 25th Anniversary next year, and Mr Varadkar was interested to hear that the Club are planning to organise some key events in Ireland in conjunction with their anniversary and the Gathering initiative.

Michael Cusack's GAC are currently recruiting new members and players for the upcoming 2013 season. Training will commence in early January. Players across all codes most welcome.

For more information see www.michaelcusacks.com