The family moves from Crumlin and settles in Lucan, a suburban town on the edge of Dublin.
I certainly did not handle it well. I eventually did. But at the time, I had a lot of resentment towards my family. I actually was really upset for a long time…In the long run, it ended up working out better for my career, because I ended up being isolated. I ended up alone with my thoughts a lot more. I feel being alone with your thoughts is a good thing. It allows you to figure things out for yourself. And that’s what happened for me in Lucan.
He starts boxing, kickboxing, and jiu jitsu and his love of football fades.
I realized I was enjoying combat sports a lot more than I was enjoying football. Instead of going to the football club, I would go next door to the boxing club.