Alan Moore (sports administrator)

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Alan Moore (born 1973) is a retired Irish athlete, sports journalist and administrator. Originally from Dublin in Ireland, Moore has lived in Russia since 2007,[1] and (as of 2021) is director of the International Affairs Office of the National University of Science and Technology MISiS in Moscow.[2][3]

Moore (left) with Alec Peters

Early and personal lifeEdit

Moore lived until he was three years old on Dublin's South Circular Road before moving with his family to Corduff in North West Dublin.[4] Growing up in a GAA household,[1] he played for his local club St Brigid's GAA[5]and later for Naomh Moninne H.C. in Dundalk, where he also coached underage teams[6][7]. He went to secondary school in St. Vincent's C.B.S. and sat his Leaving Cert in Sandymount High School,[citation needed] later going on to study in University College Dublin.[2]

He self-published two books titled Danger, Kids! 1 and Danger, Kids! 2.[8][9][10][better source needed]

Moore has two children.[11]

Academic careerEdit

He is director of the International Office of National University of Science and Technology MISiS[2] and is an associate professor at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation,[12] having previously been director of the RSSU Centre of International Relations[13] and Director of the Russian State Social University College from 2017 to 2020.[14]

In 2018 in Moscow, Moore participated in a panel discussion at an international forum on "Human Rights and Social Guarantees in the context of Challenges of the 21st Century: International and National Experience".[15] He was also a representative in 2018 at the "International Forum in Kirov: Inclusive Education in Higher Education Institutions",[16] and has moderated other university forums.[3]

Sports careerEdit

Moore played a range of sports growing up including soccer for a number of local Dublin clubs including St. Mochta's F.C. (with trials at Bristol Rovers F.C. and Notts County FC).[17][better source needed] From 1996 he played professionally in Europe, North America and Saudi Arabia.[18][19]

As a boxer, Moore featured for Maynooth University and University College Dublin,[3] and held a number of university titles.[citation needed]

He moved into sports management and development where as General Director of Hiberno in Knin Croatia he founded Rugby Club Knin,[20] and organised a rugby union exhibition game in March 2007 where the Croatia national rugby union team played an Irish "touring barbarians" team.[21] He has worked with a number of international sports people and teams,[22] including Vitalia Diatchenko and Marta Sirotkina.[23] He taught Gaelic football to members of the FC Lokomotiv Moscow youth team in 2016.[24] Moore served as Development Officer and Director of Maltese Premier League Club Floriana F.C. from 2008 to 2010.[25][26]

In 2019, Moore was coach of the Russian Native Ladies Gaelic Football at the Renault GAA World Games.[27][28] As of 2021, he was treasurer of Moscow Shamrocks GAC and public relations officer for Gaelic Games Europe.[29][30]


He is a sports journalist,[31] and since 2017 has produced and hosted "Capital Sports" on Capital FM in Moscow.[32] Former tennis player Ekaterina Bychkova co-hosted with Moore in 2017.[33]

His 2013 article, 'The Fear of the Known', discussed doping in tennis.[34] While researching the article, Moore investigated failures in anti-doping, specifically in Russia, and interviewed Grigory Rodchenkov in 2012. Although he reported on Rodchenkov and his operations in 2012 and 2013, no action was taken.[35]

Moore was quoted in articles in the Sydney Morning Herald and Buzzfeed in which he spoke about match-fixing in tennis.[36][37] He and his work has also appeared on news sources and websites like Off the Ball,[22],[38] Sports Daily,[11] and TRT World.[39]

In the buildup to the FIFA World Cup 2018, Moore decried Russia's lack of quality footballers and feared for their chances on Newstalk.[40] He used his role as a guest of several "radio and TV shows dedicated to the World Cup" to promote the development of the education system at Russian State Social University (RSSU College).[41] In the build up to the 2018 World Cup, he was part of a campaign to prepare visitors to Russia.[42]


  1. ^ a b Alan Moore (19 September 2016). "Ирландец, который болеет за «Локомотив»". (in Russian). Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Alan Moore will Manage International Academic Mobility at NUST MISIS". Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  3. ^ a b c "Alan Moore (Moderator)".
  4. ^ Alan Moore (6 February 2021). "WTS 226: Alan Moore".[better source needed]
  5. ^ "Katrina Wagstaff: From Russia with a love of GAA". Irish Times. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2021. Alan Moore says: "I grew up playing with St Brigid's, some of the coaches there now were my coaches when I was playing"[better source needed]
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  8. ^ "Danger, Kids!". Retrieved 6 September 2021.
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  11. ^ a b Alan Moore (2017). "Football | Me and Russian football". Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  12. ^ "Департамент управления бизнесом - Международная научно-практическая конференция «Теория и практика: проблемы и перспективы»". Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  13. ^ "Contacts". Retrieved Jan 3, 2021.
  14. ^ "Alan Moore shared his thoughts with international media".
  15. ^ "27.11.BROCHURE Program with English translation" (PDF). Institute of Continuing Professional Education for Social Workers. 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  16. ^ "The International Forum in Kirov: Inclusive Education in Higher Education Institutions". Retrieved Jan 3, 2021.
  17. ^ Alan Moore. "On trial: Inside football's meat market".
  18. ^ "Жизнь Нового Спортивного Директора «динамо» Бувача: Причина Ухода От Клоппа, Пиво Для Болельщика И Предложение «зенита»". 3 February 2020.
  19. ^ "Alan Moore". Archived from the original on 13 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Rugby Club Knin Prepares For Match Against Sisak - Other Sports - Sports -".
  21. ^ "Knin: Ragbi za Dan sv. Patricka". (in Croatian). 17 March 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  22. ^ a b Alan Moore (7 January 2021). "The History Of Football In Russia | Irish Influence, Gulags, Stalin And The 'people's Club'".
  23. ^ "Ирландия поднимет российский теннис". RUSSIANIRELAND - Voice of Russian society in Ireland. 20 May 2011.
  24. ^ "Мастер-класс от ирландца". 12 July 2016.
  25. ^ "Roddy toasts future with a ball O' Malta". Irish Examiner. 1 July 2009.
  26. ^ "Floriana In discussions to sign a Russian striker next month". The Malta Independent.
  27. ^ "Russian team on GAA World Games". RUSSIANIRELAND - Voice of Russian society in Ireland. 2019-07-23. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  28. ^ "У России есть женская сборная по гэльскому футболу. Объясняем, что это такое и почему это круто!". Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  29. ^ "COMMITTEE". moscowshamrocks. Retrieved Jan 3, 2021.
  30. ^ "European Committee – 2021". Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  31. ^ Alan Moore. "Alan Moore - Back Page Football".
  32. ^ "Capital Sports". SoundCloud.
  33. ^ "Bychkova-Cornet II, Tennis Star Interviews, European Football and Celebration Music". 2017.
  34. ^ Alan Moore (3 February 2013). "The fear of the known - drugs and matchfixing in football - Back Page Football".
  35. ^ Alan Moore (28 June 2018). "The double standards of England and Belgium's doping agenda".
  36. ^ "Match-Fixers Targeted Half My Players, Says Tennis Manager". 15 March 2016.
  37. ^ Pearce, Linda (16 March 2016). "Tennis Integrity Unit defends itself against 'Italian Job' match-fixing allegations". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  38. ^ Alan Moore. "Алан Мур - Авторы".
  39. ^ Alan Moore. "Russia 2018: Is Russia ready for the World Cup? - Interview with Alan Moore". Russia 2018: Is Russia ready for the World Cup? - Interview with Alan Moore. Retrieved Jan 3, 2021.
  40. ^ Alan Moore. "Team 33 | "It's probably the worst group of players Russia could pick from"".
  41. ^ Alan Moore. "Alan Moore: "We foster and educate, we inspire and support"".
  42. ^ Welcome to Russia l РФС ТВ. YouTube. Event occurs at 16:38. Retrieved 2021-06-10.