Meet The Irish Team

Behind the organisation and planning of The Cannon Run “Ireland Run”

Niall Russell

Born in 1969 Niall has driven bikes from Honda 50’s to fireblades and has owned 27 in total. His first car was a Toyota Celica GT4 and has since purchased a multitude of cars from EVO’s, BMW’s, Aston Martins and so forth. Niall current car of choice is his BMW M4 which has been slightly tuned from a factory M4. Niall started doing drive outs and runs in Ireland and Europe back in the early 2000’s and started doing Drive365 Runs in May 2018 to raise funds for different charities. In July 2019 he joined The Cannon Run on our Ireland Run and since then has bonded with the company, it’s staff and clients along with the CEO James Cannon and is looking forward to getting more involved in 2021.

Bear Gamble

Bear is a larger than life character from Northern Ireland born in 1984 he is the owner of Joesoaps Carwash in Applegreen Lifford. Bear started doing charity car shows in 2017 and has raised over €9,000 euros so far for different charities. Bear has a love for American muscle cars and is the proud owner of a 2016 5.0 v8 Ford Mustang as well as a 1958 5.7 V8 Chevy Apache Pickup. Bear loves to see his friends and family doing well for themselves and is looking forward to more trips with The Cannon Run.

Gary McCaul 

Gary was Born in 1975 and has a love of all things cars! From an early age he has worked as a car valeter to part time car sales in more recent years as a way of developing his hobby and driving all the cars he had on his wish list in his younger years.

Gary has been a keen participant in local and national car groups and has enjoyed associations with Drive365 and The Cannon Run since 2018. He has also been involved in bringing local enthusiasts together for cars n coffee meets. Nothing beats the smell of coffee and petrol!

Gary currently drives a Porsche GT3 RS having had a series of supercars. Gary is really happy to be a part of The Cannon Run Ireland and is looking forward to showing the guys some of the most breathtaking scenery and driving experiences in the Emerald Isle!

Darragh Ryan 

Darragh Ryan aka @1Snap Productions is 29 and from Cork. He has been involved in the motoring world from a very early age. His uncle Declan Power was a multiple-class hotrod record holder at The Waterford Raceway. Darragh found his love for motorsport through attending race meetings and spending weekends at his uncles garage getting in the way while Declan worked, and going on motorcycle rides with him. Darragh has been involved in motocross/track racing and regularly attends Mondello Park track days on his SV650 Production Twin class machine. He has a huge experience riding motorcycles on and off Irish roads, and has gathered a vast knowledge of Irish roads and scenery through combining his love for film-making with riding motorcycles and driving cars around Irelands scenic hidden gems.

Arran Harte

Arran is 24 and from Dublin, his love and passion for cars and anything automotive started when he was a child playing with his toy cars in his playroom. As he got older he began to attend motor shows with his dad such as Top Gear Live, Toys for Big Boys, the Irish Motor Festival, Cars and Coffee and many more.

His love for motorsport and drifting in particular developed when he got the opportunity to go for a passenger ride with James “The Machine” Dean in a Nissan 180sx at Toys For Big Boys many years ago. The idea of a car smoking tyres whilst moving sideways in a controlled manner along with the smell of burning rubber got him hooked.

He has attended multiple rounds of the Irish Drift Championship and Drift Games Extreme. Japfest in Mondello being the highlight of the drifting season. He has participated in open track days at Mondello Park Racetrack and Slab days at Carbury Hotrod Track in a BMW e46 with a welded differential. He’s also a member of the Rs Owners Club and regularly attends their events throughout the year.

He was introduced to Jay Cannon the CEO of The Cannon Run in November of 2019. An opportunity arose to become a member of The Cannon Run team enabling him to attend multiple events including Autosport International Motor Show. The events, people and cars have been amazing and he is looking forward to what the future holds for The Cannon Run because “It’s Going Off”.