Young Ireland Sydney
|Young Ireland Sydney|
|Division||New South Wales|
|Nickname||The Green and Gold|
|Colours||Green and gold|
|Grounds||Princes Park, Auburn, Sydney|
In the summer months (January, February, and March) the club base itself in Queens Park in the eastern suburbs. Queens Park is located 6 km east of the Sydney central business district, near Centennial Park. (West of Waverley and Charing Cross, south of Bondi Junction and north of Randwick).
Training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 pm.
Set-up in 1969, the club took to the field and contested in competition - narrowly missing out on silverware in its first year. In 1970 however, the club took home the championship trophy. As a result of this win Young Ireland were rewarded with the chance to represent the New South Wales GAA in the Australian inter-state competition. The club recorded a 6-point win against another Young Ireland of Melbourne in Wagga Wagga.
The New South Wales Gaelic Athletic Association has named its three main trophy's in honour of deceased club members. Namely: Seamus Dowling (Championship), Tom Kearney (League) and James McGirr (Inter Provincial).
Roll of HonourEdit
- Championship 1970, 1978, 1980, 1981,1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994,1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
- League 1970, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2017
In 2006, to mark the clubs 37th year of continuous participation in the competitions and celebrate being the longest running club in New South Wales Gaelic league, the club commissioned the design of a club crest.
The crest is of a Gaelic football which sits on a map of Ireland which in turn sits on a map of Australia. The background image is of a traditional celtic cross with a round border. The writing in the border is Young Ireland Sydney Australia with 1969 the year of the clubs founding. On the side are the letters NSW GAA to signify the clubs state of origin.