When did you first start playing rugby?
I joined Na Bairneachai for a year when I was 9, then took a break for a few years.
When did you join Galwegians?
I was 13.
Why did you join Wegians?
My uncle, Tim had played here. A lot of my school friends were up here too.
What are you Career Highlights to date?
Winning the Connacht Schools Senior Cup with the Jes in 2016 was pretty special. Getting a couple of caps for the Connacht Eagles while I was in the sub-academy was cool too.
Were you always a 10?
Not always. I was quite small when I was younger, so I played mostly at scrum-half until I was around 16. I haven’t strayed from out-half too often since then.
Your Favourite Player or Role Model You Look Up to?
I couldn’t name one person in particular. A few coaches and teammates have had a big impact on my playing and coaching.
What does your CCRO role involve?
CCRO is Connacht Community Rugby Officer. I’m a support coach for the youth academy, so I’d be in Glenina each evening and at the weekends helping different coaches and age groups. I also work with the underage Connacht squads throughout the year.
What are your career plans?
For now, I have my eyes set on coaching professionally. I’m studying sports science, though, so I’ll probably end up unemployed!
Your goals and ambitions for this season and beyond?
After missing the last year through injury, my main goal is to get back on the pitch and hopefully get a good run of games. If we can consolidate our position in AIL 2B this year, then we can start to build towards climbing back up the divisions over the next few seasons.