O'Dea High School

Little Irish Program

The Little Irish Program at O’Dea High School is designed to match a young student (boys and girls grades K-6) with an O’Dea football player. The purpose of the program is to encourage our young men to become positive leaders and role models in the greater O’Dea community. In addition, the program presents an opportunity for the young people of our community to have a mentor in their lives.

In just our first season, we welcomed over 60 Little Irish! The feedback from the program participants and parents has been incredible. Our hope is to continue to grow the Little Irish Program across the athletic department and to include other aspects of campus life.

If you are interested in learning more about the Little Irish Program please email Joe Cronin, Assistant Athletic Director. GO IRISH!

“My boys already loved coming to watch the big guys play, but the Little Irish program has cemented their bond with O’Dea.  They love getting weekly calls from their player/mentor, and it’s a real thrill for them to be on the field at games. What a great way to instill our love for O’Dea in area grade schoolers!”
          -O’Dea Alum, Tom Goedde ’88