Age: 51. Job: Purchasing Manager, Communications and IT Systems, Glanbia.
Club: Conahy Shamrocks.
Family: Married, with a son and three daughters.
Career: Winner of 5 All-Ireland senior hurling medals. Later managed Kilkenny senior hurlers 1996-97; served as a selector for the previous four years. Also managed the county football team, and the U-21 hurling team which won 1990 All-Ireland.
Other posts: Chairman of Leinster Council (recently stepped down) last three years. Chairman of Kilkenny county board 1991-94. Chairman HDC. On the Amateur Status Committee and SRC.