He played on the Ireland side against the Barbarians in Thomond Park Stadium this summer prior to their trip to New Zealand/Australia and featured in the game against New Zealand Maori on that tour.
Now back in full pre-season training the only thing that is likely to distract him is Kildare's quest for All Ireland glory.
Place of Birth: Rathangan Co.Kildare
Now Living: Limerick
Education: Lackagh National School, St Peters Monasterevin, Newbridge College, UCD.
First started playing rugby: Seven years of age in Cill Dara RFC.
Sportsperson admire most: Roy Keane
Career highlight to date: Playing against the Barbarians for Ireland in Thomond Park Stadium.
Favourite other sport: Gaelic football.
Favourite team outside rugby: Ellistown GFC.
Hobbies outside rugby: Play golf, chill out with friends and family, a very small bit of study!
Best part of being a pro rugby player: Getting paid to do what you love
Worst part of being pro rugby player: Pre season!
Person you would most like to meet: Love to have a few beers with Ricky Hatton
Person you would avoid at all costs: Katie Price.
Pet hate: Stubbing your toe first thing in the morning after getting out of bed!
Favourite Food: Roast Kerry lamb, with flowery potatoes and cauliflower!
Sporting Event you'd most like to attend: The bull run in Pamplona
Best place you've visited: Las Vegas
Plans for when rugby career over: Owning a Restaurant and Bar hopefully!
RWC 2011 Winner: Ireland.
Three people you would invite to dinner and why: JFK, to ask him about Marilyn Monroe; Jesus, cos he can turn water into wine, it would be some party; Sienna Miller, there's always a chance !?