*FINAL CALL FOR TICKETS!*
There’s just 10 days to go until our 30th Anniversary Dinner Dance 😲🎉🥂
Tickets can be purchased by no later than tomorrow, so get in quick before it’s too late!
Hosted at 5 star hotel, Shangri-La Sydney, your ticket includes a three course meal and five hour drinks package 🍽🍻🍾
We’ll also have live entertainment by Shock Daze to finish off the night 🕺🏼
We hope to see you all there for a great night
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Movember 2018- GROW, MOVE, WAX
The time of year has come upon us again. The time for us to unite and raise awareness and money for men's health, and as promised, we are getting involved!
There are three ways you can actively get involved (1) GROW - Join the Moustache Crew
(2) MOVE - Set yourself an active goal to reach in Movember (unfortunately growing facial hair doesn’t come naturally to the ladies). It’s a great way to get involved!
Finally, Michael Cusacks are introducing a new third and very unique way:
(3) WAX - Chest Waxing
Introducing our male participants (photos left to right): Cathal (Young Blood) Trainor, Corrinshego, Armagh, Jim (Stick) Duignan, Toomevara, Tipperary and John (Round Bale) Lynch, Kiladangan, Puckaun North Tipperary.
We are looking forward to following the MO’s journey and seeing what shape or style progresses. John already has a lovely beard which he doesn’t really want to part with-understandably. So John has opted to get his chest waxed! What a guy!
Well done on all the guys for participating and getting involved for this very worthy cause!
It’s not too late to sign up, moteam.co/michael-cusacks-mo-bro-s?mc=1, just quickly set up an account, add a selfie, join the team and you’re good to go!
As they say Every little helps! – so let’s donate and support the guys.
Together we can make a difference for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
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3 weeks ago
There's just over three weeks until our 30th Anniversary Dinner Dance!
Tickets are still available - find out more here www.facebook.com/events/407141276460828/
As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, we've been catching up with past Cusacks players - next up is Caroline Kelly, Camogie player from 2011 - 2013
Played:2011 to 2013
Honours with Cusacks: 1 NSW camogie championship
How did you come to join Cusacks?
I received an email from Micheal Winters the camogie manager at that time to see if i was interested in joining Michael Cusacks.
Where do you live now and what are you up to these days?
Currently I live in London where I am working as a Nurse. I no longer play camogie, I found it difficult to train for camogie and long distance running.I had spent 25 years playing camogie so i decided it was time to shift my focus to some other sport.
What is the biggest difference between your life now and when you were involved with Cusacks?
Playing with Cusacks was alot of fun, right from the moment when Winters picked us up outside the "bull" on a Tues evening to go training. We usually chatted about the antics from the weekend but then once we hit the training field everyone was very focused and worked very hard for the hour whilst we were there. It was usually at that stage I regretted participating in the Sunday evening sessions in Durty Nellys after the games in Ingleburn.
As I said I no longer play camogie but I am part of London City Athletics club, there isn't a strong Irish presence in the club and unfortunately the majority of long distance training I do is my own occasionaly you would miss being involved in a team sport.
Are there any particular matches you remember, or opponents you enjoyed playing, or not- as the case may be?
I experienced many highlights but the best would have to be beaten the Coast in NSW camogie final. We complete underdogs going into that game as they had already beating three times that year but we managed to get a few goals early on in the game and thankfully they never recovered from that. We grew in confidence as the game went on, although we did get the win I was slightly disappointed because Winters took me of with a few mins remaining in the game as he was afraid I would win the bet i had made with him a few weeks previous to that game.I had told Winters if i scored two goals in the game he would have to give me and my housemates a months free rent for the apartment we were renting of him. I had scored 1-2 and pushing to get one last point before the full time whistle. Winters then remembered the bet he had made with me and decided to take me of in the closing few mins of the game "as i had done enough" Needless to say i wasn't happy with him....
As I mentioned we had crossed paths with the Coast on several occasions before we finally beat them so therefore we knew the opposition quite well. I had the previously played Ashbourne alongside a few of their best players Kiera Kinahan Murphy and Jenny "gunner" O 'Grady. I certainly enjoyed playing alongside them with the University of Limerick college a lot more than facing them in Ingleburn when we played the Coast.
Any Cusacks characters that deserve a special mention?
I think Rachel Hogan deserves a special mention, as she some how managed to break three of my ribs in the second NSW camogie final i played in!! Then she thought by sending me a lovely bouquet of flowers would soften the blow. I wasn't happy as I ended up being hospitalised for the night and missing the best night of the year in Durty Nellys...
What would you say to others thinking about coming to Australia?
After Australia I went back to London and played with Tara camogie club for a few years. Obviously this is a club dominated by a lot of younger girls who have came to London to study or seek employment after they finished college in Ireland. A few players immigrated to Australia whilst I was playing with Tara and I always recommended that they join Cusacks club if they ended up living in Sydney.
The core members of the club at that time I was there were extremely helpful to any new members that joined the club and made every effort to make you feel involved in their strong Irish community. I had a couple of friends who I lived with whilst in Sydney, they didn't play any Gaelic games but loved joining the players on a Sunday evening for a few drinks after the games. I thinks is Cusacks is a lot more than a GAA club in Sydney, it's a community in Sydney and everyone loves being part of it.....
What is your fondest memory about playing with Michael Cusacks?
Winning NSW camogie championship as previously mentioned.
As a result of winning that championship I was then picked to captain the NSW camogie team at the State games in Perth were unfortunately we lost to WA in the final by one point, a very disappointing defeat as we had a very strong team.
Are you still linked with the club in any way?
A Friend on facebook were I continue to watch the club grow from strength to strength.
Thank you to Caroline for taking the time to check in with us!
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Caroline Kelly my hero
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