DOB: 18 September 1978

School(s): Blackrock College

Occupation: Process Engineer

Favourite Position: On the pitch (once I am playing the position doesn’t matter), although if I had the choice – midfield (hurling), wing forward (football)

2012 in a quote:

Huge progress made on the hurling side of things but ultimately disappointing not to clear the final hurdle.

Toughest opponent to date: Eamonn Morrissey

What is your earliest memory of being coached in Cuala?

One early memory is that of arriving down to Hyde park on a Sunday after mass and having to wear my good shirt for the session as I had forgotten a training top. I might have been 6 at the time.

If you were going to war in the morning what two players would you want by your side? Davy Cunningham and Andrew Browne

What is the best advice you ever got?

Why take a touch on the hurl when you can take the ball directly into your hand.

What advice would you give to young players? Control your attitude, your mind, and your effort, and you will be a better player, regardless of how physically talented you are.

Who influenced you most as a player? My Dad     

What is your favourite memory from your career so far?

Walking behind the band in the 2012 county final when we still had a chance to win.

Your aspirations for 2013 in a quote. To win the Dublin championship and to make the team.