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Name: John Solomon
Years with the Irish: 1987-1992, 1993-2003
First year in rugby: 1987
Positions: Mostly Backrow
Former Rugby Clubs: Colorado Springs Youth, Colorado Springs Grizzlies, Washington Irish, Washington RFC, Metro State College, Denver Highlanders, Vandels
Greatest Irish Moment: Personal: Coming on as an injury replacement in the final of the St. Pats tournament in 1988. It was my first A side game and we won beating Albany.

Club: Advancing to and playing in the Sweet 16 in Ft. Worth in 2002.
Best Irish Story: Too many and none that are appropriate for the website.
What makes the Irish different? The sense of community and family. I would not be where I am in life without the help, understanding and support of many team mates and coaches over the years.
Favorites: Movies: Red Dawn, Blood of Heroes, Star Wars. TV: Attack of the Show, Campus Cops Music: Lucero, Hank III, Clutch, BOC. Books: Anything by Bukowski.
Favorite Quote(s): "I would rather be a meteor, every atom a magnificent glow, than a sleepy permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not exist." Jack London

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