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Shane Curran to warm up for Connacht championship by working in Iraq

St Brigid’s goalkeeper heads abroad next week before his club start their provincial title defence next week.

Shane Curran.
Shane Curran.
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SHANE CURRAN IS set to gear up for St Brigid’s opening assignment in this year’s Connacht club championship by working in Iraq.

Charismatic goalkeeper Curran is heading to the city of Basra next Monday for four days as part of work with his company ‘Global Flood Solutions’.

And Curran, who has recently returned from a work trip to Somalia, will return in time to link up with All-Ireland club champions St Brigid’s after they recently won the Roscommon county final.

They play their first game in this year’s AIB Connacht Club SFC campaign on Sunday week, October 27th, against Sligo side Tourlestrane.

“We’re going to Basra, right into the middle of it”, Curran told “First time in Iraq. But we’re just back from Somalia where the EGM are on a mission with the UN there to bring some semblance of control to the Somali nation. It’s difficult over there.

“A lot of the oil companies are situated there (in Iraq). We deal with a company in the UK, an environmental and marine company that bring us in to do security and things like that. We’re going for four days. In and out.

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“We started out as a flood-related company but our system we developed around international military organizations for VBID, it’s what is called ‘Vehicle Border In Devices’. It’s in explosive devices, protection against that sort of stuff in conflict zones.”

Second Captains

Curran has also been dabbling in television work recently, appearing regularly in a slot on RTÉ’s ‘Second Captains’ show.

“It’s a bit of fun”, laughs Curran. “I know the guys well from the Newstalk days.

“I was a bit disappointed the Gooch got a penalty on me (last week). But afterwards we enjoyed the bit of craic so it was good yeah.”


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