Younger brother of retired Leinster hooker John, he first represented Ireland at Schools level, and was on the Ireland U21 side - along with current teammate Tomas O'Leary - beaten by New Zealand in the 2004 World Cup final in Scotland.
He made his first Munster appearances in November 2004 and was on the bench for the 2006 Heineken Cup win over Toulouse.
He won his first Ireland A cap against Argentina in the 2008 Churchill Cup campaign.
|DOB||16th Jul 1983|
|Height||1.85 m (6' 1")|
|Weight||106 kg (16 st 9 lb)|