Thursday, June 21, 2007

What are the class of '87 up to now?

I recently got an email invite to a 20-year re-union for St. Michael's College leavers from 1987. This got me curious in a "what-are-they-up-to-now" way, so I thought I'd have a go at finding out on the web. Here's what I found out:
  • 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.
  • 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 Ganley: According to Google, David could be a used car salesman or fund manager or Arizona realtor. The jury is out on this one.
  • 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 McCowan: not recognisable from Google results.
  • 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 industial mathematician, then became an IT consultant. Has a 2-year-old son and a heavily pregnant wife. 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.
  • 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.

This little search exercise was interesting to me, particularly that there are so many creative people among my former classmates, cancelling out the corporate drones like me. I hope there's a good turnout for the November bash.

1 comment:

miguel said...

Hello to all, Miguel Favela making contact.

I live in Mexico city and San Diego California. I have my own consulting firm.

I will be nice to be in contact and organize a get together.

my e-mail is

hope to hear soon from some one.