My goal is to compete in as many World Cup competitions as possible with the ultimate goal of qualifying & skiing for Ireland in 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi.Having my mom born & raised in Ireland,both Grandmothers and one Grandfather from there,many first cousins & many relatives from both sides living in Ireland and having lived there myself for a short time it is truly an honor to have this rare opportunity to represent Ireland in the World cup tour this season. Living here in the States It is especially very meaningful for me to find a way to integrate the pride of my heritage and family, my appreciation for my past and present and both nations with my love for skiing.
The road to the games however is not a cheap one. Travel costs, flights, equipment, food, living expenses, medical expenses, accommodation, coaching fees, training camps, season passes etc are a large burden which I have to endure out of pocket. In the past years I have had to sacrifice each year by going without something I needed in order to be able to afford something else.
This is where I need your help! I'm asking for your support in making this dream become a reality.
Any donation amount is welcome & greatly appreciated!
In return I pledge to use my talent to its fullest , doing my very best and giving my all physically and mentally in an effort to compete to win and to represent my family, club, sport and both Nations with pride and dignity.
Thanks' for your support!
From John's Parents (Paul & Josie)
While it is very exciting to see John progress to this point, it is also daunting as to how we are going to make it all work from year to year. John, himself has been very instrumental in making his mechanical & entrepreneurial talents earn him some side money to help support his passion and whatever money he earns goes right into his skiing. He continues to put one foot in front of the other believing where there is a will there will be a way. He took this year off to full time train both in the summer and winter to give it his all. We continue to keep supporting him as he goes forward and we are all very grateful for the support shown for John as he continues on his path.
Team and training Fees "“ $6,600.00
Mammoth, California "“ $3,110.00"¨
summer training, Waterville Valley NH "“ $2,295.00 (doesn't include accommodation)
Olympic Qualifying Events:"¨
December 4th-23: Training in Breckenridge, Colorado & "¨World Cup in Copper, Colorado "“ $3,606.00
January 10th-11: World Cup in Breckenridge, colorado "“ $2,119.00
January 18th : World cup in Gstaad Switzerland- $4800.00
(This does not Include Competition fees, Food, Equipment,)
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