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Sam McMurdock recently met Joseph Laird (37) from Clondalkin, Dublin who was a member of the Irish team that won the International Street Soccer 8 Nations Cup in Dundee, Scotland in September. Joseph Laird is an affable, gentle-spoken guy. The eldest of three, he and his brother and sister were "born and bred" in Clondalkin, six miles south-west of Dublin city-centre. Despite his seemingly carefree demeanour, things have not been easy-from addiction, to homelessness to frequent jail terms, Joe tells me, "I'm an open book, if my mess-ups can stop anyone else making them, I'm happy to tell my story."
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