The Craic

4 Finals, 2 Cups, 1 Great Day

Cusacks were out in force at the Central Coast GAA Blitz in San Remo on the outskirts of Gosford on Sunday. The Club had a team in each of the 4 code finals, with the Cusacks Ladies Footballers and Hurlers taking home the silverware.

For the third year running Cusacks Men’s Footballers came up against Wolfe Tones from Melbourne in their Final, the match went to extra time and on to Golden Point – with the Tones getting in first to seal the deal. Coast Camogs continued their winning streak edging out the Cusacks girls in their final.

Nevertheless with 2 pieces of silverware, we’ve plenty to celebrate!

Central Coast Gosford Tournament

Cusacks will be out in force this weekend as our 5 teams travel to Gosford for the Annual Central Coast Blitz. We’ve won 24 titles in Gosford can we add 4 more to the tally?

There will be two buses departing from Bondi Junction (Tea Gardens) and the CBD (King Street, PJ O’Briens) at 6am to ensure we are ready for the first games at 9am.

$50 payable on the bus covers the trip, gate entry and your O’Neills singlet. All players must be registered to be able to play.

MACS GAA at the ‘Bra – Sunday March 23

The Macs Beach GAA tournament will take place this Sunday at Maroubra and Cusacks will be well represented.

This family friendly day promises to be filled with excitement, great football, food and music, where we will have teams competing from Sydney and beyond.

Games are 10 a side, with a panel of up to 20 players allowed. Games kicks off at 9am and run to approx 6pm.

GWS Giants v Swans St Pats Clash

Don’t miss the opening round of the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season as the GWS Giants take on Sydney Swans in the Battle of the Bridge on March 15th.

With the game falling on St Patrick’s Weekend there will be a distinctly Irish theme with Irish musicians and bands.

In addition Cusacks are delighted to be providing the talent for the pre-game GAA display.

Special Offer $25 Tickets available – see http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/irishgiants

GWS Giants go GAA

GWS Giants go GAA

Irish Fight Night – March 15th

Linda Lodge - Irish Fight Night

Linda Lodge – Irish Fight Night

Our own Linda Lodge will be donning the boxing gloves and taking part in the upcoming Irish Fight Night.

The event takes place on March 15th at UNSW Roundhouse in Kensington with representatives from the other NSW GAA Clubs also in action on the night.

There are a number of different ticket options available to suit every budget.

Please refer to the Fight Night Facebook Page for full details and updates!

Proceeds go towards the Reach Foundation.

Check out the Irish Fight Night Poster

Melbourne 7′s Blitz – This Sunday

Cusacks will be travelling in force to Melbourne for the Annual Padraig Pearses 7s Blitz this weekend.

We’ve submitted 4 teams across our playing codes – Men’s and Ladies Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie.

After the disappointment of coming up short in the All Sydney GAA Finals last Sunday we will be keen to nab some pre-season silverware as well as meeting other teams and clubs from across Australia.

For those not travelling down we’ll endeavour to keep you updated on results via Facebook and Twitter using #GAA7s

Cusacks Abu!

All Sydney GAA Championship

The Michael Cusack All Sydney GAA Championship will take place on Sunday February 16th at Monarch Oval (Bob Prenter Reserve) in Ingleburn.

There will be 22 teams competing across all 4 codes with over 700 players in action! Games kick off at 9am and entry is $10

Click here for full details

Liam McCarthy Cup BBQ

The Liam McCarthy Cup will be in Sydney this weekend and we are hosting a special BBQ in Centennial Park on Saturday from 5pm to mark the occassion.

Everyone is welcome along especially those interested in meeting some of the Clare Senior Hurlers or getting a photo with the famous cup! We encourage families and kids along – there will be some junior hurleys up for grabs!

All Sydney GAA Championship

The inaugural All Syndey GAA Blitz took place on Sunday Feb 16th at the NSWGAA grounds in Ingleburn and despite the Irish-like weather the event was a great success.

Over 600 players from Sydney’s GAA Clubs came together with 22 teams across Men’s and Ladies football, Hurling and Camogie fighting it out for the first silverware of the 2014 NSWGAA season.

In total 30 games were played across two pitches, ensuring each team got at least 2 games over the course of the day.

The Hurling and Ladies Football finals went right down to the wire with hosts Michael Cusacks GAC narrowly losing out to Central Coast (Hurling) and McAnallens (Ladies Football) by 1 point.

McAnallens also overcame Cusacks in the Men’s Football final, while in the Camogie Central Coast also proved too strong for the McAnallen’s girls.

Players of the Day (as pictured below) were:
Ciara Storey, Coast GAA (Camogie)
Darren Kehoe, Coast GAA (Hurling)
Damian McDermott, MacAnallens (Men’s Football)
Niamh Hegarty, MacAnallens (Ladies Football)

Download the match program here

Ciara Story (Kilkenny) wins Camogie Player of the Tournament

Ciara Story (Kilkenny) wins Camogie Player of the Tournament

 

Hurler of the Tournament

Cusacks Chairman Kieran Olwell with Darren Kehoe from Coast GAA

 

Footballer of the Tournament

Damian McDermott from Macs named Men’s Player of the Tournament

 

 Ladies Player of the Tournament

Niamh Hegarty from Macs named Ladies Player of the Tournament

2014 Training Information

Preseason training for Men’s and Ladies Football, Hurling and Camogie takes place in Sydney’s Centennial Park. All newcomers welcome.

Men’s and Ladies Football Training will commence on Tuesday Jan 7th at 6.30pm – with the Men on Parade Grounds 08 and the Ladies team on the McKay Grounds (Centennial Parklands Map)

Hurling and Camogie will commence on Saturday Jan 11th on the Mission Fields at 3.30pm and on Wednesdays at 6.30pm thereafter (Centennial Parklands Map)

For more info please email gaa@michaelcusacks.com or contact:

Men’s Football (Podge Berry): 0420 262 710

Ladies Football (Ciara Breen): 0420 242 941

Hurling (Donie Collins): 0405 958 597

Camogie (Sarah Murphy): 0404 500 498