Born: May 3, 1965
Family: Married to Helen with four kids
Based: Doninga, Goresbridge, Co Kilkenny
Horses in training: 18
First winner: Anyportinastorm (Mr K Power), Punchestown, May 1, 2004
Seasonal tallies (NH only, Ire & GB): 16, 11, 4, 10, 18, 15, 4 (to date)
Tavern Times aside, trainer's pick for the weekend: "Academy Rose. She was second in a maiden hurdle last time out at Thurles, and she seems to be coming right now. She should have a chance in the bumper back there on Sunday."