Seán is from the Gaeltacht area in West Cork. He was educated at St Joseph's School for Deaf boys in Cabra and is a keen GAA and football player.
He holds a Bsc degree and higher diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin and has since returned to St Joseph's where he now works as secondary school teacher.
Seĺn was elected President of the European Union of Deaf Youth, a post he served for two years before deciding to step down to concentrate on other commitments. These days Seĺn is back in action, serving as the football director of the Irish Deaf Sports Association, a role which takes up a large portion of his free time!
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