Urlingford Co. Kilkenny originally, but Limerick has been home for the past 20 years.
Age you started playing rugby?
12 in Thurles RFC.
Thurles, Old Crescent, Buccaneers, Malahide, Thomond and Young Munsters
Up to U-21 with Munster and represented Ireland at Rugby League World Cup in 2008
Best Coach Ever Played Under?
Mike Prendergast. Mike’s delivery and attention to detail was another level and I always learned and progressed through training and games under Mike.
Best Teammate & Toughest opponent?
Some of my closest friend were part of an Old Crescent team from about 8 years ago so that group would be the best teammates I’ve had.
I always liked playing in a local derby up against players I knew were tough or good. As an 8, it was usually an opposition 7 that I found the toughest. Leonard Slattery in Thomond and Ivan Muldoon in Wegians always stick out, but there were plenty more over the last 20 seasons of AIL.
Biggest Influence on Your Career?
Matt Te Pou was my first senior coach and certainly instilled a lot of confidence in me that allowed me to push on with playing a lot of senior rugby as a young player. Watching Sonny Bill Williams play rugby definitely influenced how I’ve tried to play and coach over the years.
Coaching Career to Date
Player coach at Thomond, Old Crescent and Malahide. Achieved AIL promotion with all 3 clubs.
Reflections on Wegians 2022 CSL Campaign?
Very positive CSL that showed us the huge potential that is in Wegians.
Ambitions for Wegians Seniors this Year?
As a coaching team we want to bring out the best in the players. If we can achieve that then we believe we will be in a great position come the business end of the season.