He was educated in Castleknock College where he won a Senior School’s medal. He was a talented athlete in school and won the Leinster Senior School’s 100 yards hurdles and in the process creating a new Irish record. Joined Lansdowne in 1961 and was a permanent fixture on the 1st XV until 1972 when he sustained a broken leg in training (his doctor John Craig collided with him) which nipped a promising career in the bud. The doctor played on.
Between 1963 and 1972 he featured for Leinster and Ireland scoring many spectacular tries. He won a Leinster Senior Cup medal in 1965. He toured with Ireland to Australia in 1967 and Argentina in 1970 and was also a member of the Barbarians on a South African tour
He played for Leinster over 25 times and was part of the Leinster team which won 3 Grand Slams in 1963, 1964 and 71/72. After his enforced premature retirement he took up golf with great success. Before long playing to a single figure handicap at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club where his wife Maureen (one of the original WAGS) was appointed Lady Captain for the Club Centenary year 2010.
Date of Birth 11/06/1942
International Debut versus New Zealand
International Debut Date 07/12/1963
Last Test versus France
Last Test Date 29/04/1972
Test Tries 11
Total Test Points 34