An excellent striker and stickman but lacked the engine and athleticism to be a real top class player. Looked to be pretty much done as an intercounty hurler in 2012 and was very much on the periphery of the Clare panel and then went on to change his game and reinvent himself somewhat as a hard working half forward who would look to link play rather than an finisher/inside forward where he simply hadn’t the pace to get out in front of a decent intercouny corner back.
Again he would be another lad who I would class as a gadget player but gave some decent performances in a Clare shirt and got the most out of himself for a finish but was more solid than spectacular. He was an excellent freetaker to his credit.
He was a serious prospect underage and was seen as the next big thing from a young age. He has turned into a serious club hurler for Newmarket and is very much the heartbeat of their team these days compared to a lad who was often kept very quite by fairly average club corners back up to the not too distant past.