I have been involved in Irish American Football since 1987 either as a fan (going to the first College Games in Ireland in the 1980s, the Shamrock Bowl or Dublin Tornadoes & Dublin Rebels matches), player (South West Jets Flag Football 1995), Line Judge (IAFL 1996-2003), Chain Crew Member (I was on the Sidelines for the NFL game in Dublin between the Pittsburgh Steelers & Chicago Bears in 1997), Team Manager (Dublin Bay Raptors, IFFL 2018-present), Statistician (I did the stats for Shamrock Bowl X and currently do the stats for the Raptors).
I have also played Softball for Marlay Mustangs, represented my school (St. Colmcille's Knocklyon) in Basketball & Olympic Handball, played plenty of Street Soccer, played Badminton for over 30 years (Knocklyon Social Badminton Club), played Croquet in the Annual Trinity SWSS v Green Party Challenge, Ran the Belfield Mile (UCD), played Chess for Trinity in the annual Colours Match, and played a lot of Games and E-Sports (Subbuteo, Fantasy NFL & Madden NFL etc) and have tried most of the sports on this website at least twice.
I have a BA in World Development from the Development Studies Centre @ The Holy Ghost College Kimmage and have completed a Professional Qualification in Webmaster level 1 in Web Design at the Irish Academy of Computer Training (The Eirball.ie research Project) both in Dublin, Ireland
I could not have done this on my own, however, and the help of friends, co-workers, teachers and family has been significant. In particular I would like to thank the following who have participated in sports I have not done to much degree: Jillian Glynn (Handball), Rose McCabe (Ladies Gaelic Football and Soccer), Fiona Corrigan (Rounders), Niamh Hughes (Poc Fada), Niamh Gallagher (Basketball), Gareth Hunt (Hurling), Michael O'Callaghan and Decy Maher (Gaelic Football), Jim Naughton and Ann Hanley (Ireland Basketball Internationals), Kevin Smyth, Ian Collins, Ian Clarke, and Frank Winters (RPG and Wargames), Paul Hynes (Mountain Biking), Brian Bird (Lacrosse), Gabriel McCloyne (Little League Baseball), Ciaran Simms (Indoor Soccer), Paul Lynch (Cycling), Emerson Callender and Gerry Tully (Motorsport), Paul Foley (Soccer), Sondra Maher (Equestrian and Ireland Softball International), Todd Zboyan, Sean Douglas, Tim Leadingham and Joe Grey (Contact American Football), Anton Pippo O'Grady (Compromise Rules International), Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Mike Brophy and Ralph Schmeer (Officials and Administration), Professor Simon H. Perry (drove a Landrover across the Sahara desert), John Wills (Karate), John Morahan (Computer Games), John Kane (Darts), Richard Conville (Little League Baseball), Conor Lynch (Tag Rugby), Lorna Rose Masterson and Sarah Jane Masterson (Rugby Union), Caoimhe Mullaney (Swimming), Breda Walsh and Aisling Delaney (Track & Field), Alan Delaney (Computer Games), Ronan O'Brien (Unihoc), Jason Caldwell, Alan McCormack, Paul Nolan, Colm Murray and Andrew McGovern (Soccer), Niall Brennan (Boxing), Eoin O'Fearghaill (Sailing), Andrew Coleman (Poker), Conor Kostick (Croquet), Sean Patrick Fagan (Badminton, Tracking), Dave Raitt and Joan Collins (Badminton), Cara Martin (Volleyball), Cillian Murphy (Lacrosse), Bernard (Greyhounds), Tom Dunne (Rallying), Eoghan Murphy (Chess), Tom Gallagher (Softball Ireland International). The following teams: South West Jets and Dublin Bay Raptors (Flag Football) and Marlay Softball Club. Billy Flynn (Marathon), Ann O'Brien (Stock Car Racing), Odhran Allen (Ice Skating), Luke Kelly (Handball and Pool), Siobhan Gaskin (Mini-Golf), Grant Farrell (Games), Lenka Mulligan (Ice Skating), Kate Hartnett, Alan Gray & Ian Breathneach (Welsh Baseball), Roisin Ni Dhonnacha (Hurling-Shinty), Laura Shadbolt (Shinty), Martha (Marn Grook), Derek Walsh (Medieval Football), Dymphna Smyth (Bridge), Lisa Columb, Austin Purton, Marie Fogarty, Conor Sayles, Rick Kelley, Kim Kelley (Softball), Conor Columb (Softball and Skiing)
Family have also to be thanked. Nora Mulcahy (Badminton and Proof Reader), Richard D. Mulcahy (Rugby Union and Badminton), Richard F. Mulcahy (Rounders and Hurling), Dervla Mulcahy (Bowling and Rounders), Conor Connolly-Mulcahy (Soccer and Basketball), Dara Connolly-Mulcahy (Soccer and Rugby Union), Orla Connolly-Mulcahy (Cheerleading), Aodhan Connolly-Mulcahy (Soccer and Computers), Aedamar Kincaid (Equestrian), Isabella Kincaid (Equestrian), Fiona Connolly-Mulcahy (Tennis), Colm Kincaid (Sea Swimming), Hugh Mulcahy (Cricket), Aoife Mulcahy (Rowing and Triathlon), Shane Mulcahy (Offroad Motorbike Racing), Vinnie Kingston (Rugby Union and Rugby League), Clodagh Kingston (Horse Riding), Jillian Kingston, Cara Mulcahy, Brian Kingston (Snooker), Bronagh Kingston, Helen, Ann, Carol, Brian and Niall McCarthy, Mikey McCarthy (Dodgeball),
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