Paddy McGroarty: U15 International Gaeliac Football Representative

Congratulations to Paddy McGroarty who will be heading to Ireland to represent Australia in the U15 International Gaelic Football Festival, June 2024. He is the only SA player in the team.

Name: Patrick (Paddy) McGroarty
Age: 15
Height: 177cm

What sports do you play?
AFL, basketball, and Gaelic football during the summer.

What is your proudest achievement in sport?
2023 U15 leading goalkicker in the Southern Football League

Where are your parents from?
Father is from Donegal and mum is South Australian

How did you become involved in Gaelic football, and what do you love about the sport? 
My dad played it in Ireland and my Australian-born uncle Ciarán was selected 10 times for the Australasia Gaelic football team in his career from minors through to seniors, also getting to represent Australasia in Ireland. I love the fast pace and how the skills are transferable to AFL and basketball.

What are you most looking forward to about the trip to Ireland and playing in Féile 2024?
Playing with other lads who love the sport against players in Ireland, and seeing their skills. I think it will be a really memorable experience.

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To Help Fund the Squad Trip: Go Fund Me

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