The future is bright
Published 27/11/2015 | 02:30
I was born in Cork, and I started playing rugby at age six. I instantly had a love for the game.
I first played rugby with Dolphin, my current club, before moving to Highfield and then Youghal. I attended PBC and played rugby with them throughout my school years. I played both junior and senior cup rugby, just losing out on a Junior Cup title in 2008. We went on to win the Senior Cup final in 2010 and I was involved again the following year when we suffered a final defeat. I have been capped for the Irish Schools and the Irish U-20s.
Favourite Munster game: The Heineken Cup final in 2006.
Most memorable game I have played in: The Munster Schools v Ulster Schools inter-provincial in 2010 as it was my first time representing the province.
Favourite ground: I always enjoyed playing in Irish Independent Park playing numerous games for PBC and Munster there. Now that I'm back with Dolphin, it's very much a home pitch to me and I suppose I feel comfortable playing there. In saying that, playing in Thomond Park is always a great occasion also.
Date of birth: March 9, 1993
Place of birth: Cork City
Position: Loosehead and tighthead prop
Club: Dolphin RFC
School: Presentation Brothers College, Cork
University/College:BSc in strength and conditioning
International honours: Irish schools cap 2011, Ireland U-20 2013.
Munster honours: Munster A 2013-14, Munster Development 2013, U-20s 2011-12, U-18 schools 2010.
Other sports played: Cricket, golf, squash - and I enjoy giving Darren Sweetnam a regular beating in table tennis also.