Next month, the hopes of a nation will rest upon Canadian-born Seán Greenwood Ó Foighil, the latest man to compete in Ireland's favourite Winter Olympic event - the skeleton.
Who could forget the heroics of apparent Galway native Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdon Wrottesley, 6th Baron Wrottesley, who slid his way to fourth in Salt Lake City in 2002, missing out on a bronze by an agonising 0.42 of a second.
Greenwood Ó Foighil's lovingly-constructed personal site includes a helpful, if brief 'Ireland's History in Skeleton' section, and an 'About Skeleton' which none of us need to peruse, of course.
The son of Sibéal Foyle of Galway, Seán is ranked at a dark-horseish 27th. He takes to the track in Sochi on February 14.