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Sunday 10 March – St Patrick’s Festival Family Sports Day: Willawong

St Patrick’s Festival Family Sports Day: Willawong [Sunday 10 March]

Gates open a 10:30am
Queensland Gaelic Football Park 308 Bowhill Rd, Willawong 4110 (UBD 219 B2)

A great day of Irish Entertainment for all the family

Hurling & Camogie exhibition games – world’s fastest men and women’s field games

Rousing Performances by Brisbane’s own Irish Australian band Murphy’s Pigs
Tug-O-War Competitions – international, interstate and local teams
Athletics for men, women and children
Irish Dancing displays throughout the day
Gaelic Football Matches– men and women

NEW Go Gaelic Football for under 12’s

PLUS Free carnival rides for children, lucky gate prize at 4pm, food and refreshments, licences bar – no eskies
Admission: Adults $10/ Children free includes rides & jumping castle

GAA Clubs:

 St Patrick’s Festival Family Sports Day: Willawong  [Sunday 10 March]

A year ago’s parade drew more than 30,000 onlookers, and included leprechauns, Irish artists, pipe groups, Gaelic football groups and old fashioned vehicles. More than 35,000 are relied upon to line the boulevards this year.

The Gaelic event opened on Friday the seventh of March with the third Brisbane Irish Festival Ball, keep running by the Irish Australian Support Association of Queensland.

IASAQ President Peter Long said the dark tie night was an incredible achievement and will include again one year from now.

“It was a vivacious night for all … it went ahead until the witching hours.”

Irish ex-praises and Irish Australians weren’t the main participants – the New Zealand Consulate-General for Queensland and New South Wales and the Deputy High Commissioner of Botswana participated in the festival of Irish culture and legacy close by the Deputy Head of Mission for the Embassy of Ireland.

Indigenous performer and pioneer Maroochy Barambah has been reported as a key speaker for the 116th yearly St Patrick’s Eve Dinner on Friday the fourteenth.

The Rose of Tralee Trivia was held last Saturday night, with more than 10 groups contending. On Sunday, the Queensland Irish Choir gave their first open execution close by the Queensland Irish Pipers and Queensland Irish Association Irish Dancers to a horde of more than 400 individuals.

Ms. Holmes, who moved to Australia from Limerick more than two years prior, said the celebration was essential for some Irish individuals from the Brisbane people group.

“The celebration is totally astounding for us, since we’re far from home.

“I think we commend more here than we would at home, since we miss it. We’re extremely enthusiastic – we cherish our history and our way of life and we want to welcome everybody along.”

Irish scenes crosswise over Brisbane, for example, Mick O’Malley’s, Gilhooley’s and The Irish Club are additionally be holding various occasions.

John Mitchels GFC


Phone: 0409879615

Harps GFC

Men’s Football: Ger Johnston 0450 139 933

Women’s Football: Helen Murphy 0447 622 790



 Souths GFC

Club Contact: Ronan Brady 0420 714 268


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East Celts GFC

Contact: Enda Brady 0449 112 302


Shamrocks GFC

Club President Glenn Carpenter on 0423 816 573