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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.

Spring League Week 2

Week 2 of the ISSC Vancouver Spring League took place last Friday at Vancouver Technical secondary school.

The first game saw Stack’s enter the competition, facing the Cougars in the first game of the night.  Stack’s started strongly and battled competitively, taking an early lead.  The Cougars were slow to start but were awakened by a Stack’s goal.  With John Roche grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck around the middle of the park, the Cougars came alive and clawed back the deficit.  In the second half the Cougars were much more efficient.  With Sean Quinn making the move from goalkeeper to his usual position in the forwards in front of the posts, the scoreboard began to tick over favourably for the Cougars.  The Cougars defence were exceptionally tight in the second half, giving up very little and turning over Stack’s attacks on a regular basis.  Anthony Doyle and Keith Reveille battled hard to break the Cougars defence but found little room to manoeuvre as they were kept at bay.  The Cougars won out on a scoreline of 2-8 to 1-4.

The second match seen the two winners from Week 1 face off with the Saints facing Beast Modes.  The first half was a close affair with just two points separating the team at half time with Beast Modes leading 1-5 to 1-3.  It had looked like Beast Modes were taking command but Saints Barry Lambe as other ideas, as he took the fight to Beast Modes with some surging runs leading to Saints scores just before half time.   The game was on a knife edge as the second half began with both teams knowing how crucial the two points on offer could be.  After a close start to the half it was the Beast Modes who began to take control as the goals started to come thick and fast.  A Tom Egan brace of goals were instrumental in the Beast Modes winning the game.  A Niall Eivers point off the weak foot and a late Saints goal kept hope alive but the Beast Modes responded to those scores with goals to seal the contest on a scoreline of 5-9 to 2-6.  Special credit must be given to Gaelic Football newcomer Sam Hoare from Australia lining out for Beast Modes, who forced some great turnovers leading to scores and put in a solid performance.   Newcomers to the game is something that is great to see in the League and hopefully Sam and others continue to try and thrive.

Thanks to referees Ronan Matthews and Phillip Murphy for officiating proceedings.

The League takes a break for a week but will resume on April 10 at Memorial South at 8pm where Stack’s take on Beast Modes and the defending champions Wibblies re-enter the league against the Cougars.

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.


2015 Spring League Fixtures


The Annual ISSC Vancouver Spring League will commence on Friday, March 20th at 6pm in Van Tech, East Vancouver.

The tournament will run over 5 weeks, March 20 & 27 and April 10, 17 & 24.  The games in March will take place in Van Tech with the games in April taking place in Memorial South with an 8pm start time.

VanTech:  www.google.ca/maps/place/Vancouver+Technical+Secondary/@49.260553,-123.051778,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x9b56221787c205b4

Memorial South www.google.ca/maps/place/Memorial+South+Park/@49.23114,-123.086237,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x266237df7159253f

For the games in March there will be the opportunity to socialise and get to know new members in Scribes clubhouse on Commercial Drive.

Registration will commence from 6pm on the night.  The times of fixtures on the first night will be confirmed on the night as there is also a ladies game to confirm the time on.

Team captains are asked to collect as much of the Spring League registration as possible to assist in the smooth running of the night.  Team captains will also be asked to assist in registering your team on the first night.

Remember, No Pay No Play so it is in your teams best interests to assist on the night as much as possible.  We have the field until 8 so a smooth start is key to a successful night.

Best of luck to all teams in this Spring’s league.

You can find the team lists and fixtures by clicking on the link below.