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#186 Queensland GAA left devastated by floods, world appeal launched

Queensland GAA's clubhouse completely destroyed by the floods. (Photo courtesy of Brian Sullivan).

Queensland GAA’s home grounds in Brisbane, Australia have been devastated by the recent flooding in the region. After the waters subsided, the local GAA community were left reeling when they got their first sight of the scale of the damage inflicted by the terrible and massive flooding.
While the clubhouse building hasn’t suffered any apparent structural damage, flood waters rising to an incredible 2.4 metres in height almost reached the ceiling and destroyed everything within.
Three playing fields and other facilities have been left saturated and total damage estimates could be as high as 1/4 million Australian dollars.
An army of volunteers from the local clubs cleaned out the bar, kitchen and clubhouse area on Saturday and at a special meeting last night, Thursday Jan 20, committees began planning reparations and put in motion a worldwide GAA appeal for help.
The devastation now puts Brisbane GAA under pressure to get their grounds and facilities ready for the start of their season in mid March and to host this year’s Australasian GAA Championships in September.
GaelicSportsCast spoke yesterday with Brisbane resident and Queensland GAA President and Australasia President, Seamus Sullivan about the scale of the disaster.

 

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