Michael Cusack’s Sydney GAA Club was founded on 30th January 1988 by a group of like minded Munster men: Seamus Clancy, Kevin Malone, Aidan McDermott, John Petty, David Fahy, and Noel Canavan (all hailing from County Clare) and Eddie McGrath (Maloney) from Limerick.
It was decided to name the Club was after another Clare native, Michael Cusack, who founded the GAA in Ireland, in 1884. Red and White were chosen as the club’s colours and they are still worn proudly by all club members today.
For more info on Michael Cusack visit the Michael Cusack Centre
Initially the club consisted of a Men’s Football team, ably led by Seamus Clancy. They celebrated their first year in style – capturing the first spoils of the season at the Central Coast Competition that April.
On Seamus Clancy’s return to Ireland, he helped Clare beat Kerry to secure their first Munster Senior Football Championship win in 1992 – earning himself an All Star Football Honour – the first for a Clare footballer.
Following on from the success of the Men’s Football team, Michael Cusack’s Hurling was established in 1989. Ladies Gaelic Football took off in 1991, Camogie in 2006, and Men’s Junior B in 2009.
Today, we are proud to have 5 teams competing in the NSWGAA Competition with over 170 playing members registered each season.
Each of our teams has enjoyed success across all NSW competitions.
Check out our Roll of Honour
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