I like to say that every professional athlete I have gotten to know personally measured up to their public persona  – but they have not.

That is why it was especially gratifying to have been a fan of Boxer John Duddy and to see for myself that he is truly a great Irishman! We spent a few hours as guests of the #1 Irish store in New Jersey, the Irish Centre, and then broke bread at St. Stephen’s Green with friends.

Great day!