He played for Ireland from 1976-1984, and helped business lead the group to a Triple Crown triumph in 1982. He went to Belvedere University, where he received consecutive Leinster Colleges Senior Mugs in 1971 and 1972. He also performed internationally for the English and Irish Lions. His family members owns a clothes business, which he started doing work for after retiring from rugby. In the 1983 English and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand he was teammates with Peter Winterbottom.