'It’s probably the best pint of Guinness in Australia..' - Down man Joe Middleton is proud of his GAA club in Australia for many reasons, on and off the pitch.
Back in 1991, Joe left his beloved Liatroim Fontenoys for a new life and although it was tough in the early days ‘the football helped (with Penrith Gaels) and I grew to love the club’, says Joe.
He even succeeded in changing the colour of the Penrith Gaels jerseys to the same as his club at home - green and white.
Last Sunday, pride was again to the fore when Jerome Quinn spoke to Joe after the Penrith Gaels Tournament. ‘This is big for Penrith. We have a clubhouse round the corner and our club is just getting stronger and stronger’.
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