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CLINTON IRISH BLIZZARD 'HALL OF FAME'
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In 2003, the Clinton Irish Blizzard Football Club established their 'Hall of Fame' in order to honor those that have made significant contributions to the team and exhibited trust and dedication - ideals on which this organization was founded. Those honored include players and management personnel.


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2007 HONOREE
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TOM SCHILLER - Public Address Announcer

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In honor of 6 years of service to the Clinton Irish Blizzard football, the Clinton Irish Blizzard recognized long-time public address announcer, Tom Schiller for his oustanding dedication and loyalty to the team. Dating back to 2002, Mr. Schiller has done an outstanding job calling games and entertaining fans, while also being loyal supporter and friend of Clinton Irish Blizzard football. Mr. Schiller has made personal sacrifices to be part of the football family and he and epitomizes loyalty, dedication, and trust. We admire and thank him for his service.

 



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2006 HONOREE
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TONY ZAHARIADIS - Pioneer, Irish Blizzard Football Club
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The 2006 honoree is Tony Zahariadis. Tony Z., a native of Worcester, was the founding father and driving force behind the Clinton Irish Blizzard. It was his vision and effort that brought a semi-pro team to Clinton, his hometown. Tony's efforts began in 1999 and by 2000 he was able to organize personnel and resources to join the Eastern Football league. Tony laid the foundation for a competetitve football squad that still thrives today. Over the years, Tony's roles have included coaching, public relations, sponsor, and is still active with CIB management. Most imporatant, Tony a great person and is a respected individual among those that know him.

Congratulations and thank you Tony Z.


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2005 HONOREE
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ERNIE ADAMS - Tight End, 2001-2004
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Ernie Adams was a constant at Tight End for the Irish Blizzard from 2001 to 2004. His notable accomplishments were complemented by a great work ethic his overall leadership on and off the field. Those leadership qualities earned Adams a role as one of the captains of the Irish Blizzard in 2003 and 2004. Adams' combined size (6-4, 250) and athleticism made him a go-to guy for the Blizzard offense. He was an excellent receiver as well as run-blocker. Adams used these same skills at Assumption College, where he starred at both football and track. Adams played one season in Spain between the 2001 and 2002 season. Aside from earning the role as captain in 2003 and 2004, his other accomplishments included EFL All-Star (2001 and 2002) and Team Rookie of the Year (2001). Ernie left the team in 2004 to join the Rhode Island State Police.


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2004 HONOREES
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BOB KALINYAK - General Manager, 2000-2004
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Bob Kalinyak managed nearly all aspects of the Irish Blizzard in his years with the team. His title of General Manager does not even begin to describe the countless duties for which he was responsible. From equipment manager, to public relations, to Financial Secretary, to selling raffle tickets... Bob's efforts were far reaching. Aside from his ties to Clinton, Bob has served as an Eastern Football League officer. Bob served as the EFL Vice President for two seasons as well as president of the Eastern Football League (current).


SCOTT LUMENELLO - Offensive Line, 2000-2004
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'Lumo' joined the Irish Blizzard in their inaugural 2000 season after 10+ years of participation in the EFL with various teams. He immediately brought experience and leadership to the young franchise. The Worcester State graduate was a mainstay at the center position (2000-2004) and helped anchor an offensive line that produced three rushing titles in five years. Scott was a three-time EFL all-star selection (2000-2002). Later, Scott helped as the offensive line coach for the Irish Blizzard.


MIKE PALLOTA - Offensive Line, 2001-2003
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During his time with the Irish Blizzard, Mike was arguably one of the best lineman in the EFL. He was a standout at his tackle position and helped produce two rushing titles in his three years. Known for being fundamentally sound at his position, his contributions on and off the field were immeasurable. Mike's personal qualities of class, leadership, and sportsmanship were a constant. The UConn product was a two-time EFL all-star (2001, 2003) and earned team 'Rookie of the Year' honors in 2001.


JAMAL CHATMAN - Wide Receiver / Defensive Back, 2000-2003
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Jamal did it all for the Irish Blizzard in his four seasons with teh team. A member of the inaugural team in 2000, Jamal was a hold-over from the old Maine Blizzard before Clinton's entry into the EFL. The Texas Southern product contributed at Wide Receiver, Defensive Back, as well as Returner during his four years. Jamal was an EFL all-star in 2000 and Team Most Valuable player. Jamal's efforts and leadership proved invaluable in his four years and is considered one of the most versatile and skilled players in team history.


GRABLE THOMAS JR. - Offensive / Defensive Line, 2000-2003
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A member of the inaugural team in 2000, Grable was a hold-over from the old Maine Blizzard before Clinton's entry into the EFL. In his four years with the Irish Blizzard, 'Kojack' earned a reputation for being a consistent and reliable player on both the offensive and defensive line. His versatitlity and skill allowed him to excel on both sides of the ball during is four year tenure. Kojack was a two-time EFL all-star selection (2001-2002).


JACK BELL - Owner / President, 2000-2003
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One of the 'Founding Fathers' of the Clinton Irish Blizzard, Jack was the original owner of the Maine Blizzard and was involved with the local (Clinton) group responsible for bringing the team to Clinton, MA. Jack kept the title as principal owner and dedicated four years to Irish Blizzard football. Whether on the sidelines, in the stands, or even on the field, Jack was always there for the Irish Blizzard.


STEPHANIE BELL - Vice President, 2000-2003
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While Stephanie's title was that of Vice President for the first four seasons (2000-2003), it could have also been '#1 Fan'. Stephanie and her husband Jack (owner) always traveled from Maine to support the team wherever the team happened to be playing. Helping on the sidelines and selling raffle tickets were typical examples of her willingness to always help the team.


   
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