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Feeling Jaded

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Feeling Jaded

The poor old English get blamed for a lot of things in this country, most unfairly but some is justified. The Irish were a randy bunch back in the day until Queen Elizabeth and the gang stopped all the fun.

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Dear Galway Player

Dear Galway Player  

This is the strangest letter I’ve ever had to write but it’s been a while coming. Just over five years ago after an exasperated conversation about the world of dating you were born. It was impossible to predict then the profound change of my life the simple act of setting up a twitter account.

 

In all honestly I was struggling at that time, struggling with my confidence, self esteem and my direction in life. Despite my amazing friends and family I felt lost and it took you, an alter ego, a fictional character to teach me who I really am. The joy and happiness that I have experienced thanks to this blog over that has been immeasurable, but more importantly resulted in my personal development and the restoration of my self-confidence. I have truly never been happier, working in my dream job as part of the marking team for An Púcán, The Connacht Hotel and Active Fitness.

 

The world of blogging has taught me more about life and myself that I ever imagined. Marketing is about standing out and I certainly achieved that, maybe I took the saying that ‘there’s no such thing as bad publicity” a little too far but I am so proud of my achievements with this sometimes divisive character. If you told me six years ago that I would have written a book on dating and have a regular segment on national radio giving advice, I’d have laughed, proof I guess that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.

 

Being anonymous was both the best and worst thing about that blog, now however is the time to part ways. The Shift and Drift lifestyle was a lot of fun but it’s time for me and the blog to move on to the next step. I have been fortunate to work with amazing companies in the past and look forward to working with more and sharing my personal thoughts and experiences. I have developed a previously unknown love of writing and a passion for fashion and male grooming, I hope that the next stage of the Galway Player Blog can be a source of reference to Irish typical Irish guys, like myself.

 

From the bottom of my heart thanks so much to everyone that I’ve met and has supported me on this journey, far too many to mention here. So Galway’s worst kept secret is officially out, see you all soon.

 

Kieran O Malley

The Galway Player

 

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Renault Zoe

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Renault Zoe

Ask any of my former flames I’m always up for trying something new so when i was asked to try an electric car for a weekend I jumped at the chance.

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Fitness for Xmas

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Fitness for Xmas

“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing”

This has always been one of my motto's in life and lets be honest it’s served me pretty well so far.

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Inching to Greatness

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Inching to Greatness

“We are in hell right now, gentlemen believe me and we can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell. One inch, at a time.”

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Clarins Eye Serum Review

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Clarins Eye Serum Review

Clarins Eye Serum Review Life is for living. People that wish their lives away irritate me, the watershed brigade who are in bed before you can swear on tv can F.R.O. as far as I’m concerned.

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Summer Scents

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Summer Scents

It’s that time of year again, when the Sunday Game makes a welcome return to our screens, politicians and teachers are trying to recall where they haven’t been on holidays yet and Ireland is glorious between the showers.

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ESPA at the G

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ESPA at the G

f you’re like me the weekend’s exertions can leave you feeling like a broken man. I have to admit that all the riding definitely takes it toll on my body.

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