Name: James Merklinger
Years with the Irish: 1997-2004
First year in rugby: 1997
Positions: lock
Former Rugby Clubs: none
Greatest Irish Moment: winning MARFU to go to nationals. Beating Norfolk three times in a row.
Best Irish Story: Leaving Damian unconscious on a couch the home of a gay professor in Miami after taking his shoes so he couldn't walk home.

A trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. a locker room experience, we took a vow never to mention again. A run in with escaped Hitler youth, Nate defiling a lovely Lass, Casper sleeping fully clothed- ready to escape. Fritz taking everyone's picture with no film, Army John get assaulted by a humorless female with the propensity to throw fish. Beating Northern Edinburgh then celebrating with them for 24 hours. chuck not having a ticket home.
What makes the Irish different? The Irish is a team and operates like a family, both good and bad but like family, they are there for you.
Favorites: Slap shot
Favorite Quote(s): What we have here is a failure to communicate.

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