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Congratulations David Shanahan.

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Off to Georgia Tech on an American Football scholarship. Fair play young man.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5611 - 18/05/2020 21:18:44    2278644

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "link

Off to Georgia Tech on an American Football scholarship. Fair play young man."
Best of luck to him. I guess I'm a Georgia Tech fan now.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 841 - 18/05/2020 21:36:14    2278648

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Most positively random thing I've heard in along time, best of luck to the young man

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2055 - 18/05/2020 21:53:37    2278651

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Amazing opportunity and story. I like American Football myself and often thought that GAA and Rugby players would make good punters and kickers in the NFL given that they have been kicking a ball their entire lives, all they need is a pathway to the US colleges. Some determination from the young man to go to Australia to practice.

It's a tougher job than it would initially seem as there are multiple guys running at you trying to block your kick. Hope he enjoys himself and makes the most of it anyway.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1787 - 18/05/2020 21:56:13    2278652

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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "Amazing opportunity and story. I like American Football myself and often thought that GAA and Rugby players would make good punters and kickers in the NFL given that they have been kicking a ball their entire lives, all they need is a pathway to the US colleges. Some determination from the young man to go to Australia to practice.

It's a tougher job than it would initially seem as there are multiple guys running at you trying to block your kick. Hope he enjoys himself and makes the most of it anyway."
Definitely harder than it looks. It's a position that young American players tend not to focus on, so this crowd in Australia seem to have set up an academy focused on converting former Aussie Rules players. A few of them have played in the NFL in recent years. Fair play to David for taking the risk. At the very worst, he's got a full scholarship to get an education. With that he has a completely new experience and if all goes very well with playing college football, a chance to make the NFL.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 704 - 19/05/2020 08:46:04    2278663

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Definitely harder than it looks. It's a position that young American players tend not to focus on, so this crowd in Australia seem to have set up an academy focused on converting former Aussie Rules players. A few of them have played in the NFL in recent years. Fair play to David for taking the risk. At the very worst, he's got a full scholarship to get an education. With that he has a completely new experience and if all goes very well with playing college football, a chance to make the NFL."
Sean OShea would make a good punter.

summerof09 (Meath) - Posts: 228 - 20/05/2020 10:03:31    2278777

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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "Amazing opportunity and story. I like American Football myself and often thought that GAA and Rugby players would make good punters and kickers in the NFL given that they have been kicking a ball their entire lives, all they need is a pathway to the US colleges. Some determination from the young man to go to Australia to practice.

It's a tougher job than it would initially seem as there are multiple guys running at you trying to block your kick. Hope he enjoys himself and makes the most of it anyway."
i dont watch nfl but i did watch toughest trade,they took 1 look at aidan o shea kicking field goals and decided he was best as a receiver or something?
good luck david

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3681 - 21/05/2020 08:57:55    2278886

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