"Are they missing me in there," he smiles as he talks of his days in Parnell Park.
"We had some good times there," he adds as he hurries from door to door with his bundle of leaflets.
Away from the hustings, he's still seen to be coaching the Cuala Cubs. "I enjoy it. That's where it all starts."
He's busy with his work as a Dún Laoghaire councillor. One day he might make it all the way to Leinster House.
But for now he's on board the Kay Mills ticket regarding the new bridge over the Liffey.
"I gave my commitment to the camogie people a long time ago and I'm sticking with that," says John. "A politician should always keep his word," he quips.
"She won 15 All-Ireland senior medals. That's an incredible record. That won't be beaten.
"The Camogie Association have done a lot of work on the project. I said I'd support them and I think that it would be fitting accolade for Kay and for Dublin camogie."
Get your idea in to Council
The Dublin City Council have invited submissions from the public for the naming of the new Bridge over the Liffey. April 19th is the deadline.
Write to Cllr Dermot Lacey, C/O Culture, Recreation and Amenity Dept, Civic Offices, Dublin 8. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.