Thank You: A Message To The Irish Breakdown Community

Bryan Driskell

What a year it has been for Notre Dame and Irish Breakdown!

It was exactly one year ago today that we launched the Irish Maven site, which I eventually renamed Irish Breakdown. Running my own site has certainly been challenging, but also so incredibly rewarding, thanks mostly to all of you!

In the last year we went through a successful Notre Dame football season, a hoops season, a great start to the baseball season and then ….. a global pandemic! When my wife got sick in April, the Irish Breakdown community showed its heart and spirit by offering prayers and words of encouragement. That was the first time that it really felt like a true family, which is what I want the site to be!

There was a time not that long ago that it looked like Notre Dame’s 2020 season would never take place, and now we sit here with the Irish at 2-0 … and not playing because of after-effects of that pandemic.

Through it all, Irish Breakdown has continued to grow and grow over the last year. When I feared we would lose our base because of the lack of sports, a very important core group of folks stuck around and kept the site strong and healthy. Without them who knows where we would be right now, but you all stuck with me through all of the ups and downs, and over the last month we’ve seen tremendous growth within our Irish Breakdown community.

Our subscriber base has grown by 200% in the last month, and our overall numbers are incredibly strong. Because of all of you, Irish Breakdown consistently ranks among the top Sports Illustrated/Maven Coalition sites in our entire network!

This first year has been incredibly fun, and challenging, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds. There are several things I am currently working on to make our site even better, bigger and stronger. For those of you that are already a part of our community, thank you so very, very much, from the bottom of my heart.

For those of you who have yet to fully jump on board, or haven’t come over with us yet, you are always welcome! We want to make this community grow and get stronger every day.

Bryan Driskell, Publisher

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Comments (21)
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mccards15
mccards15

Keep up the great work! Congrats Coach!

KevinPS
KevinPS

Congratulations, Bryan! A year. Wow! That went by fast. Always here, brother.

t13bru
t13bru

Congratulations Bryan. The fruit of a lot of hard work. Well done!

KMoore-24
KMoore-24

Best Notre Dame site on the web! Congrats Bryan.

smcnd
smcnd

Happy Anniversary!

Fitz1105
Fitz1105

This site helps my sanity. Thanks for what you do!

Benhurt1013
Benhurt1013

Thanks Bryan! This is my favorite sight for Irish football coverage AND is definitely my favorite Irish podcast!

dbhenders
dbhenders

Bryan, hard to believe it’s been a year… You have really grown on the site, but I’ve also seen your skill grow as well. Keep it up my friend!!!

ndocd
ndocd

Thanks, Bryan. I was at ND when they won a national championship so I have been hooked ever since. While I am a loyal Irish fan, I'm not one of those crazies you see cursing at the coaching staff at home games and therefore alway appreciate a site like yours where contributors are respectful and sane, even if their opinions differ.

chamgel
chamgel

Wow it’s hard to believe it’s been a year. Congrats on the site you’ve built Bryan. It’s become the best ND site there is. Looking forward to watching it grow.

Irish For Life
Irish For Life

This has been the best experience I have ever had with an Irish community. No other Irish site is as welcoming and informative. I am sorry my health limits me as much as it does but I am so thankful to you Brian personally and all the members here.

NDEDDY47
NDEDDY47

Congratulations Coach D. and staff. What a great site.SEMPER FI

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NDEDDY47
NDEDDY47

Your podcasts are the best in the business!

Polaris6
Polaris6

Your The best in the business Bryan, your podcasts are can’t miss for me. Here’s to try next 30 of success for you. Congrats to you and your family for all you’ve accomplished over the last year and thank you m!


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