After about six years of kayaking, breaking a paddle gave me the idea of "having a go at C1". Self taught with no plans of ever taking it seriously I tried the Liffey Descent in a C1, which lead me onto C1 freestyle in which I competed in Spain, Austria and Switzerland.
With the Olympic Games never far from my thoughts, I started training full time in September 2008 with the aim of getting to the Olympic Qualifiers for 2012. I am yet not funded in any way.
I coach in many disciplines from intermediate level upwards. Paddlers looking to improve their skills but mostly paddlers with an interested in competative paddling.
Originally from Dublin I now live in Slane with my wife, three dogs, three ducks a goose and a cat.