We were deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of our first-ever president, Tommie Kearns.
Tommie displayed tremendous dedication to the Irish community in Australia, as seen by his involvement with Irish organisations such as Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, the Claddagh Association, and his years of service to GAA in Western Australia and Gaelic games across Australia.
Appointed as the inaugural president of the Gaelic Athletic Association of Australia in Sydney in June 1974, Tommie’s contribution helped lay the foundations for our success over the past 49 years. We thank Tommie for his immense commitment to our association.
Our deepest condolences go to the Kearns family, friends, and the Irish community in Perth during this difficult time.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.