Born in Cork, raised in Co Wicklow and educated in Clongowes Wood College, Brian Carney began his professional rugby career with English League club Gateshead Thunder before moving to Super League side Wigan Warriors.
He represented Great Britain in 2003 and 2004 and then after a stint in Australia signed for Munster. He scored a try on his debut for them (v Ulster), was named in the Ireland squad for the trip to Argentina and scored a try in his international debut.
He was a member of the Ireland Rugby World squad, never got to play a game and yet was omitted from Ireland's RBS Six Nations squad.
Favourite Food: Fish
Book you are currently reading or have just finished: If This Is A Man
Favourite TV programme: Family Guy
Favourite Film: Something About Mary
Most enjoyable holiday location: Miami.
Favourite sport other than rugby: Fishing.
The sport you least like: Fishing.
Person you would most like to meet:: The bloke who scratched my car.
Sportsperson you admire most: Maradona.
Hobbies: Fishing, Coffee.
Where and when did you first play rugby: Clongowes.
Biggest influence on career: Matt Johns.
Best career advice you were given: Be yourself.
What you like Most/Least about being a rugby player: The challenge/The challenge.
Other sports that you played: Nothing that I was any better than poor at.
Best rugby memory: Ex team-mate soiling himself while scoring on Friday night televised game. (Sorry Kris !).
Rugby player you admire most: Carlos Spencer.
Sporting event you would most like to attend: Super Bowl.
If you weren't a Pro rugby player what would you be: Someone who asks pro rugby players dumb questions.
Plans for life after rugby and what provision have you made: I bought a shovel and steel cap boots.
Advice you would give to aspiring pro rugby player: Learn from the older players.They're where you want to be