Rugby center who is known for his playing career in the Irish Pro12 league. He has also earned a multitude of caps for the Irish national team since 2013, including as a competing member at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
He captained the Marist College rugby team. In 2012, he helped the school win their first Connacht Senior Cup since 1977.
He competed for Ireland at the 2015 Six Nations championship. He decided to depart Connacht Rugby at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season when he signed with Leinster Rugby.
He was born in Athlone, and raised in the neighboring town of Coosan, Ireland.
He and fellow Irish rugby player Devin Toner have both gained acclaim for the Ireland Wolfhounds team.