Category Archives: Player Profile

Player Profile – Brian Naughton


Name:  Brian Naughton

Age:  33

DOB:  May 29th 1981

Height: 5 ft 10

Weight:  180 lbs

Occupation:  Stone Mason – self employed

Club & County:  Kilkerrin/Clonberne, Galway.

Position:  Centre Back

Moved to Vancouver:  September 2010

Lives in:  Kitsilano

Favourite ISSC memory:  North American intermediate final in San Francisco in 2011.

What you like about Vancouver:  Long Summers, on the edge of a rain forest.

Premier League/soccer team supported:  Manchester United

Favourite GAA player at the moment:  Aidan O’Shea

Sporting interests:  Gaelic Football, soccer & golf.

Other interests:  Mountain biking, baking and runs on the beach.

Favourite TV shows:  MacGyver

Musical Interests:  Jazz and house.

Where have you travelled:  Australia, Europe, New York and Mayo

A prediction for 2015:  Bee’s to make a strong come back this year.


San Fran

Name:  Tadhg Egan

Age:  29

Weight:  79kg

Height: 6’1

Occupation:  Articling Student – Law.  (Trainee Solicitor back home)

Club & County:  Boyle, Roscommon.

Position:  Half back (when not injured!!)

Moved to Vancouver:  January 2011

Live in:  Kitsilano

Favourite ISSC memory:  2011 San Fran North American Championship

What  you like about Vancouver:  It’s just a beautiful place to live with good opportunites and great people including a buoyant Irish community

Premier League/soccer team supported:  I supported Blackburn Rovers in the day

Favourite GAA player at the moment:  Ian Mc Walter.  2015 will be his year!  Everyone should probably wear their gum shields!

Sporting interests:  Golf, snowboarding & hiking

Other interests:  Taking it easy

Favourite TV shows:  Entougage, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones

Where have you travelled:  Since coming here, China twice, Belize.  Obviously living here you have great travel opportunities within Canada and in the States.  With the club in 2015, we have invites to Seattle, Victoria, Alaska, San Diego, Edmonton and Chicago, however, we won’t be in a position to go to all of those.

A prediction for 2015:  The Rossies could go far this year.

Player Profile – Tommy Bourke (Hurling & Football)


Name:  Tommy Bourke

Age:  24

DOB:  September 24th 1990

Weight:  175 lbs

Height: 6 foot

Occupation:  Manager, Logistics

Club & County:  Upperchurch – Drombane, Tipperary

Position:  Midfield, although some people think I’m a corner back!!

Moved to Vancouver:  May 2010

Live in:  Commercial Drive

Favourite ISSC memory:  Doing the double in Boston in 2014 and the following session.

What you like about Vancouver:  The views

Best place to eat in Vancouver:  Zawa Breakfast

Premier League/soccer team supported:  Liverpool

Favourite GAA player at the moment:  John Martyn

Sporting interests:  Soccer, bochi and pool

Other interests:  Movies and crazy golf

Favourite TV shows:  Homeland and Archer

Musical interests:  Jamiroquai and Royal Blood

Where have you travelled:  All of BC, Toronto, Seattle, Edmonton, Vegas and California

A prediction for 2015:  Twil be a wet year with very little growth.