Irish rugby player who has represented his native country at tournaments like the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He has played for rugby union teams like Leinster, with whom he won the Heineken Cup title in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
He was born in Rathfarnham, Dublin and played youth rugby for the Ireland Schoolboys.
He was suspended for twelve weeks for gouging the eye of London Irish player Nick Kennedy in October 2009.
He has two brothers.
He played with Jonathan Sexton on the Irish squad at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.