Welcome to Sober Paddy. If this is your first time here then I welcome you. I gave up the drink and the drugs in 2009 and here is where I tell my story about my life before and after that.
I have recently published a book called Dub Sub Confidential with Penguin Ireland. I am delighted to say that it has won the inaugural Setanta Sports Book of The Year Award. I am over the moon about this!
When I first began this site I wrote and made videos solely for the purposes of helping me get through my torment. Then I realised if I could help just one other person I would have made a difference. Since then I have spoken with thousands of people about my journey and theirs: both helping and being helped.
I am a writer and a documentary film maker. I play poker, write and make websites for a living. I am a former footballer and played on the Dubs GAA senior team from 2006-2008. I am married with no kids and for the last 3 years have been traveling the world.
I studied Philosophy and English in University and as such have a high level of ability to bullshit. I have tried most alcohols and drugs and have lived to tell the tale.
If you have some kind of addiction issues then I have some great resources available. If you want to read the thoughts and motivations behind me getting sober you can.
If you want to read about my ideas on the world; politics, ideas, food, sex and what not…then that is available too. If you want my opinion on some sporting matters, then there is a place for that too.
I have broken the site up into some sections: Drinking, Beyond the Drink, Sport and Hiring me. If you are interested in any of these sections then click through.
If you want to speak about anything at all, just get in touch. Every great journey begins with an email.