Alan, from Midleton, Cork, joined the Admirals in 2002. He played QB for the Admirals until 2004, when he started coaching - taking on the position of Offensive Co-ordinator. In late 2006 Alan was appointed Head Coach as well as Offensive Co-ordinator and took the team to the Shamrock Bowl with a league leading points scoring offense.
In 2008 the Admirals set an IAFL record by beating the Tallaght Outlaws 98-0 and also won the DV'8 Championship.
Alan stepped down after the 2009 season, but led the Admirals as Head Coach in 2012 & 2013.
Now back for his third term as Head Coach, he will use his extensive IAFL coaching experience together with Coaches O'Connell, McKnight & O'Brien, to build a strong competitive Admirals team for 2016.
Brendan joined the Admirals in 2010 as a Defensive and Offensive Lineman. Brendan has also played a number of positions on special teams kicking off, kicking and punting. He took up coaching in 2016 assisting with Offensive Line and Defence. He is a New England Patriots and Oregon Ducks fan and former Boston College Eagles season ticket holder. He is a huge NCAA Football fan in general loving the innovation and diversity in playing styles as well as the passion that college football fans have for the game
Sean has been involved in football as both a player and a coach for 17 years. Beginning his playing career at the age of 10, Sean quickly developed a knack for the defensive line, a position group which he played in for his entire career. Playing for Alleman Catholic High School from 2003-2006, Sean was part of a team that won the Western Big 6 Conference for 4 consecutive years and played in the 2005 IHSA 5A State Championship Game, where they lost 28-21 to Sacred-Heart Griffin.
Following his High School career Sean was a awarded a football scholarship at St Ambrose University where he played for 2 years and then played at Luther College for 1 year before injuries forced his premature retirement. Sean stayed involved with the Luther College football team for a further 2 years, assisting the coaching staff in breaking down scout footage, working alongside future NFL and NCAA Division 1 coaches. Following his acceptance to UCC as a MA and now PhD student, Sean joined the Admirals in 2015 became the defensive line coach and co-Defensive Coordinator before becoming the full time defensive coordinator for the upcoming 2016 season.
Luke joined the Admirals in 2009 as a Safety before moving to Cornerback in 2011. Luke has filled in at a number of positions over the years due to his versatility including Linebacker, Wide Receiver and even Full back. He semi-retired in 2014 due to a shoulder injury suffered in training which required surgery. He took up coaching part time in 2014 with Defensive Backs and became the Head Coach for the 2015 season helping to guide the Admirals to their 2nd IAFL-1 final in a row. For the 2016 season he has taken back up his role as Defensive Backs coach working with Sean McKnight on the Defence.
Trevor an avid fan of the Miami Dolphins started playing football in the 1990-91 season for the Lee Valley Steelers (Cork's first American Football Club). Here he played about 4 seasons with them at Running Back, Quarter Back and Line Backer right up until they folded. After a couple of years off, Trevor resumed playing football again but this time with Cork's new American Football team the Admirals where again he played at Running Back, DLine, OLine and Linebacker.
It was with the Admirals where Trevor got a taste for coaching. Here he helped coach the Admirals to the Shamrock Bowl back in 2007 where they were narrowly beaten by the UL Vikings.
After a brief break from football the Admirals are delighted to have Trevor back as OLine coach for the 2016 season where he will be working closely with Coach Alan Lomasney