Blue Bombers Sign Kicker Duncan O'Mahony

Chris AllenSenior Analyst IJune 16, 2008

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced their signing of veteran punter Duncan O'Mahony today.

O'Mahony, native Canadian, comes from the University of British Columbia.

The rookie Grey Cup winner has played with the B.C. Lions, Calgary Stampeders, and the Edmonton Eskimos. This, however, is not the first time that O'Mahony has been acquired by the Bombers.

On May 21, 2006, O'Mahony failed to show up for the Blue Bombers training camp.

His family released a statement, saying they were worried about his welfare.

O'Mahony was found the next day. He had planned to meet up with a friend for dinner at the Calgary airport. O'Mahony never showed, and missed his flight to Winnipeg as well. His bags were taken off the flight.

The Bombers General Manager, Brendan Taman, had stated that Duncan would not play for the Bombers "due to the nature of the situation."

"His career right now is secondary to… the fact that he obviously needs some help or some guidance," Taman said.

O'Mahony seemed worried about leaving his hometown of Abbotsford, British Columbia. It seems that Taman must have been worried about his state of health.

O'Mahony was born in Kilkenny, Ireland; so it must be the luck of the Irish that he got another chance with the Blue Bombers.

Let's hope he can find his way to practice tomorrow.