I always loved the Schools Cup each year with the rugby team, the excitement and build up leading into it. A lot of my fondest memories were actually spent on the rugby pitch after school practising my kicking, often with my brother, while my mum waited (not always patiently) for us to finish.
If you could give advice to your teenage self, what would it be?
Perhaps not to be so hard on myself or uptight regarding my rugby performances. A bad performance would linger with me for days, affecting my mood and I was difficult to be around especially for my family. I understand that my obsession and setting high standards led to a career in pro rugby but I now know there is a balance to find there.
Life after LGS
Attended UUJ and studied Law with economics.
Partner in a few companies.
Most recent is a golf ball company called Clearsports. Trying to grow this right now with aim to have some of the worlds best players using the ball.
Professional Rugby player
Played with Ulster/Connacht
Greatest achievement since leaving LGS?
Having dreamed all through school of playing rugby for Ulster it was a proud achievement looking back to accomplish that.