Shay Cormac was born in Newry Northern Ireland. His childhood was rough at parts but nothing special. He grew up with a stern Irish father. Trying to mend him into a hard man. It was kind of hard sometimes with the IRA around, especially in Newry. His hate for the IRA really started to manifest when his family was getting effecting by it hard his mother suspiciously died in 1975. His father blamed the IRA for her death. Shay was too young to understand but that incident made his father manifest the hate in him over the years.
In 1976 they moved to the Netherlands. His father didn’t say why at that point in time but when he got older he figured it was because of his mother’s death. They moved to a place called Eindhoven. He went to school there and met a girl. That girl would later on become his soon to be wife. This girl was half Chernarussian and when they were getting very serious she brought up the idea of moving there. The problem with that was that around ’89 (when they thought of moving there) is that the Soviet Union was still a thing. In the light of that discovery Shay started to look for a new job, as his contract ran out for his previous job. His got hired to this construction company. The money was okay so he did not mind the work. Years passed and the Soviet Union dissolved and his now wife started to bring the subject up again. The only thing that changed now is that Shay had a full time job and couldn’t really leave. That was the case until the civil war stopped. Shay got released from his job since the company he was working for went bankrupt. They started looking for options and she brought up chernarus again. The Civil war was over and jobs were opening up due to foreign investment. After a few months of preparing they moved to a town called Kamensk. And stayed there until hell broke loose.