Athlete of the Month - Cahal O'Boyle

Tell us a little bit about yourself! 

I'm 46 years of age. I hail from a little village called Rasharkin in Northern Ireland. I came to America in 1993 to play Irish football. I found the love of my life and stayed. The rest is history. 


Tell us about your family. 

My wife is a local from Havertown. I have 5 kids - 4 girls and 1 boy.


How did you hear about Crossfit Delaware Valley and what made you want to join?

I was looking for something and there it was on TV, the 2013 Crossfit games. 


Tell us some memories from your first class. 

Think it was the 5.30 am class with Chris. I can't even remember what we were doing but I really did not feel well after it. That I do remember.


We can usually find you at the 9:30 classes. Tell us a few of your favorite memories from that class. 

Seeing Rob dancing! I got my first ring muscle up.  I can't seem to remember how that happened since then. 


What are some short term goals that you have achieved and some long term goals that you would like to achieve.

I feel like I've gotten stronger. I would like to enter in more competitions.


Tell us about a recent PR and your game plan to achieving it. 

Present PR is the clean and jerk. Listening to my coaches.


What have you learned about yourself since starting Crossfit?

That I really do have another family outside of my own.


What is one piece of advice that you would pass along to a new member who is just starting Crossfit?

After most workouts you are gonna feel horrible but it will pass. I promise.


Tell us something we don't know about you...

I make a mean Irish breakfast.


Fill in the blank:

The last vacation I went on was to Virginia.

Growing up, my favorite sport to play was Soccer.

If I could go anywhere in the world it would be Alaska.

My favorite UFC fighter is The notorious Conor McGregor.

My favorite dessert is trifle.


Extra comments:

The coaches are all awesome. Make sure that you do things right. This place is a gem. Thanks to all the coaches!