Rossa expat Mickey Brady has kindly sponsor the clubs new away kit. Mickey played for Antrim minors in 1985 and as a tenacious cornerback he won senior football championship medals for the club in 1989 and 1991.
Mickey then moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1994 where he played with the Padraig Pearses club. He was also elected chairman of the Pearses and left that position in 2005. Mickey is now chairman of the Chicago Celtic GAA Youth- an all American team, and he has held that position for the last 14 years. The aim of the club is to introduce the young kids of Chicago to Gaelic Games no matter what their background. This year the Chicago Celtics are travelling back to Ireland with an Under 17 team. They will be based in South Donegal and they have four friendly games in June.
Mickey will be coming back to Belfast in July with his wife Martina from Arranmore Island, Donegal and their three kids- Cory, Niall and Ciara. Mickey will be holding court in his old stomping grounds of Rossa Park and the O’Donnells club where there is always a great welcome for the Brady family.
Last week Rossa dual star Stephen Beatty flew to Chicago to meet Mickey and presented him with a jersey at the famous High Stool Bar in the north side of Chicago.