31st March, 2015

Melbourne Young Leaders Green Shoots Event 2015

Ireland’s Sporting elite deliver Top Performance Down Under

Melbourne’s Eureka 89  offered a fitting backdrop last Tuesday evening as Melbourne’s Young Leaders hosted members and guests at their Green Shoots & Footy Boots event.   Featuring Damien Duff, Joe Schmidt, John O’Neill AO and a range of VIPs including Dean Cleaver and Carl Matto of Emirates and Irish Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan. Guests  were served up a relaxed and enjoyable cocktail evening, which included a panel discussion on all things sport.

A relaxed  start to the evening at one of Melbourne’s iconic venues saw guests treated to cocktails & canapés with the opportunity to mingle freely with the evenings VIPs including , sharing stories and posing for photos.

The formal part of the evening was kicked off by Melbourne Young Leader, Eoin Toolan, who welcomed guests and introduced the evening’s VIP panellists, before handing over to fellow committee member, Catherine Murphy, who expertly guided Damien, Joe and John  through a relaxed panel discussion.   With  Joe Schmidt talking about Ireland’s recent Six Nations triumph and preparations for the 2015 World Cup, Duff talking about his career highlights and move back home to play League of Ireland football and John O’Neill’s lamentation of Australia’s Rugby World Cup loss in 2003,  the audience were truly captivated.

Finishing off with questions from the floor audience, Duff and Schmidt along with Sonia O’Sullivan, a major supporter of the Emer Casey fun run http://www.run4ec.com.au/, posed for more pictures rounding off an exceptional evening.

A huge thank you to Eureka 89 for hosting the event.