Randwick Petersham President Mike Whitney and Club CEO John Stewart were honoured to receive invitations from the Consul General of Ireland in New South Wales Jane Connolly to the Official Reception for the President of Ireland / Uachtaran na heireann Michael D. Higgins on the occasion of his State Visit to Australia. 

Randwick Petersham President Mike Whitney and Club CEO John Stewart were honoured to receive invitations from the Consul General of Ireland in New South Wales Jane Connolly to the Official Reception for the President of Ireland / Uachtaran na heireann Michael D. Higgins on the occasion of his State Visit to Australia. 

Whitney stated, “It was a real pleasure to meet the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Mrs Frances Fitzgerald, Tánaiste [Deputy Prime Minister] and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation with our Club CEO John Stewart and The Hon. Michael Daley (Member for Maroubra) at the Paddington Town Hall. Randwick Petersham Cricket Club have a close association with Cricket Ireland and this meeting only strengthens our relationship. I presented the President with one of our club ties. He was very accepting and jokingly said ‘I can’t put it on now’!!!”

This is another honour commemorating Randwick Petersham’s ever-strengthening bond to Cricket Ireland and the Irish cricket community following the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the recent tour of England and Ireland in July 2017. This link will be further cemented in a week’s time when Ireland A batsman Jack Tector, fresh from the Wolves tour of Bangladesh, will call Coogee his home for the summer as part of the Official Overseas Scholarship Programme – joining the likes of Andrew Balbirnie, Barry McCarthy, Peter Chase and Graeme McCarter as proud Randy Petes.

Caption: John Stewart, Michael Daley (Deputy Leader of the Opposition), Frances Fitzgerald (Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation), Mrs Sabina Higgins, President Michael D. Higgins and Mike Whitney.

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