He’s a polite, shy, young teenager who enjoys living in South Boston. His name is Jack Feeney.
Jack, 14, is the son of Donna and Mark Feeney. He also has a dog he loves to pieces named Shadow, a black Labrador. After being schooled at the South Boston Catholic Academy he just finished the eighth grade at Boston College High School. He did well in school, Honor Roll grades, and loves going to science class. His favorite food is pizza, his favorite color is red, and his favorite professional athlete is Bruins goalie, Tuukka Rask.
In the world of sports, Jack started his adventures in the world of hockey when he was five years old and his parents enrolled him in the Learn to Skate program down at the Murphy Rink. Last season he played in the Pedro Arupe division at school and for the Bantam “A” team in the South Boston Youth Hockey League. He plays goalie and loves this sport.
“I’m nervous when I’m playing,” he said. “I feel likes it my fault when the other team scores but it makes me feel good when everyone on the team plays well and we win.”
Jack has fun playing baseball and his team is currently involved in the South Boston Babe Ruth playoffs. He’s on the East Boston Savings Bank squad managed by Bobby McGarrell and coached by Jerry Galvin and Billy Crowley. Jack is used as a pitcher and in right field.
“I like playing baseball,” he said. “I have fun and get to hang around with my friends.”
In his leisure time, Jack likes to play with his dog Shadow, play video games, and go to Ellis Haven in Plymouth with his friend during the summer months. He also enjoys reading and the last book he read was “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
Jack is keeping busy in sports and this summer is working as a counselor at the Fun in the Sun summer program at the Tynan Community Center.
“He’s a really nice kid,” said John Lydon, administrative coordinator at the Tynan CC. “He loves the sport of hockey and has great parents. He’s polite, well-mannered, and sincere. He’s simply a gentleman. I just can’t say enough good things about him.”