Midfielder who won a Football League Championship with Sunderland in 2007; he represented Ireland internationally from 2004-2009.
From 1997-2000, he played youth soccer for Celtic. Subsequently, he also began his senior career there from 2000 until 2004.
He attended Coachford College in County Cork, Ireland.
He was born in Cork, Ireland. He and his wife Clare had three children together: two sons named Kory and Leo and a daughter named Belle. He passed away from pancreatic cancer days ahead of his 37th birthday.
Midfielder Grant Leadbitter was his teammate on Sunderland.