Friday, July 20, 2007

Update to Class of '87 Post

Here's an update to my post on the St. Michael's Class of 1987. after some great feedback from Rob, Alan and Garrett. Errors in my original post are stricken through, updates are bold.
  • Alan Healy: After spells of investment banking and South Afican brick factory founding, Alan is now an author of a sci-fi book, Tommy Storm. I attempted to purchase it here, but the webshop wasn't feeling good that day. I have a sourcing order in with, (4-6 weeks). Alan tells me that he's in discussion with distributors for a re-launch which should ease the ordering situation. Update: Books can be bought no problem from the Eason website which is linked from Alan's website - & all their data is correct. As regards a "relaunch", a UK publisher will relaunch the book with a decent marketing budget next spring & are demanding a sequel - which means the current crop of books will be rare first editions! Alan is based in Dublin with his American wife and baby daughter.
  • Barra Faughnan: Barra's a barrister, see his professional credentials. He also gets link love from Wikipedia for winning the 1991 Irish Times National Debating Championship individual title.
  • David Ganly: According to Google, David could be a used car salesman or fund manager or Arizona realtor. The jury is out on this one. Update: David is an actor based in London. He recently appeared at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in Cavalcaders by Billy Roche, but does most of his work in the UK. he's married to an English actress. See David's Voiceover profile here.
  • David Kelly: Unfortunately David's GoogleJuice has been hijacked by the unfortunate weapons inspector who was hounded to suicide by the vast right-wing conspiracy. There may be more info hidden in the about 75,600,000 results, but I was not that diligent in my search.
  • Edward Gleeson: No data available
  • James Kelly: Film-maker and founder of independent production company Feenish. The site looks good James, I'll look out for your productions in future!
  • Kealan McCowen: not recognisable from Google results. Update: Kealan McCowen is working as a trader with CSFB in Tokyo. He's married to a German woman & they have 3 kids.
  • Kevin Reynolds: Actuary (this I know because I met him a couple of times between 1987 and 1998). Picture number 14 in this link.
  • Macartan Cassidy: Played at being an industrial mathematician, then became an IT consultant. Has a 2-year-old son and a heavily pregnant wife newborn daughter. If you're reading, then you probably know enough about MC.
  • Mark Caffrey: works for Ulster Bank and keeps a low profile online.
  • Mark McKeever: works for Tesco, and any Google results he may have are masked by a football player of the same name.
  • Michael McCarthy: Not sure. If he's there, then he's swamped by other results.
  • Neil Brady: Hard to say. There are 6 Neil Bradys on LinkedIn. He might be one of those, or not.
  • Raymond Donegan: head honcho in the Re-union organisation activities. Very professional Internet presence here.
  • Robert Reid: Became an accountant, and worked at several companies to judge from the various legacy email addresses I've had from him over the years. Was living in Delgany at last count with wife plus 2 kids. Update: it turns out that Rob's son Harry is 2 months younger than my son Liam, and his daughter Zoe is 3 months older than my daughter Rosalie.
  • Stephen Duffy: Pilot with CityJet. Shares name with a host of other people. I bumped into him in Turin airport in 1998, and he seemed to be doing well.

My previous take on these biographies was that there is more than average creativity visible. The new info from Alan suggests a pattern for non-Irish spouses...

If anyone else has further info, please comment.

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