Monday, April 19, 2010

A brief history

Hi Everyone! I am Ryan Job I will be reporting on behalf of Troy’s Fighting Irish a local semi-pro football team that plays in Troy. I will also cover some semi-pro football as a whole, and try to give people a sense of what it’s all about. Some of you may know us already and some may not, but here is a quick history of the team.

We are a not-for-profit team that was established in 2007 and are going into our fourth season. The team was formed to give local athletes a chance again to play the game they all love (Hints the blog title). Our players and coaches are local people who come from all walks of life and all types of occupations. From government workers to construction workers all our players work full time jobs, have families, and pay (yes that’s right) pays to play or coach football for our team. I guess that is why it’s called SEMI-pro football, which people normally have a misconception about.

We also try to give back to the community as much as possible too. So if you ever want a helping hand with an event, and want to see if the Fighting Irish can help please just ask! We will do anything to help anyone in need.

A quick bit about me: I play for the Fighting Irish (#9) and also help out wherever needed with the team. I have grown up in Troy my whole life and have played everything from football, baseball, basketball, and even rugby in the area. I got into semi-pro football after Siena College discontinued their football program after the ’03 season. I started out in 2005 playing for a team in Johnstown where I played there for two years. Then we started a team in Troy knowing that there is great local talent and could make something special, which it has been.

I will be blogging our team adventures from games to practice jokes. I will also give an insight on getting to know our local players and coaches as we lead up to our season opener.

Football season is here in Troy and we are all just excited so please stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. ryan good luck with the blog, it will def help to get the Fighting Irish name out and about...