MoS Ciarán Cannon, TD - Gaelic American Club (GAC), St. Patrick’s GAA and Connecticut Reception
Speech08 February 2018
• Wonderful gathering of Irish American spirit here in Fairfield County. Thanks to Jim Carolan for hosting this gathering at the Gaelic American Club – a Club that continues to promote and support Irish culture and heritage in this area, as it has done so for many decades.
• Great to meet Jimmy Feeney and others from St. Patrick’s GAA Club, who are going from strength to strength. There is no doubt but that your young members represent the future of the Fairfield – Ireland relationship and the US Ireland relationship. I thank you for all that you do to grow and develop GAA here. And I want to thank the GAC for their support for St. Patrick’s which is vital to its continued development.
• I am here to celebrate the volunteerism and the collaborative spirit in the room, which allows Irish culture and heritage to thrive and most importantly, to be handed over to the next generation – whether through sport or through culture, music and dance.