Started his rugby career with Pres. Glasthule and C.B.C. Monkstown and thence to UCD where he formed part of a potent back row with the famous Kavanagh brothers, Ronnie and Paddy, all of whom played for Ireland subsequently.
On graduating he joined Lansdowne in 1954 with whom he won a Leinster Senior Cup medal in 1965 having previously captained the Club in 19611/’62.
He was a devastating crash tackler who would have thrived in the professional game. He gained his cap against England at Twickenham as part of a much changed Irish team which had previously been heavily defeated by France and a big defeat by England did not help his cause and his departure to the USA around the same time militated against his gaining further caps.
He played for Leinster many times and had a successful season with London Irish before returning to Lansdowne and finishing his career in 1966.
Position Wing forward
International Debut v England 11/2/1956