How long have you been involved in performance canoeing/kayaking?
I have been involved in performance kayaking since 2001, when I attended my first surf kayak competition at Easkey, in Co. Sligo.
Who motivated you to begin performance canoeing/kayaking?
It was my father who took me to my first event, since then I got the competitive bug and I haven’t looked back.
What is your main discipline?
Which club are you a member of?
Blackwater Canoe Club
Who is your coach?
What are your greatest achievements thus far?
2006 Junior World Champion
2007 Junior IC World Champion
2011 World Champion Open Division
2014 World Champion Open Division
What do you hope to achieve in the future?
I would like to win more world titles and to develop the sport not only on the water, but in the workshop with new designs.
Who has been the greatest influence in your career?
Who are you currently sponsored by?
Ride surf kayaks
Nookie Paddlesports equipment
AEE Magicam Cameras
The Bigger the Pixal Videography
Sport Northern Ireland
When you are not canoeing/kayaking, What do you like to do in your spare time?
Recently, I have taken up downhill mountain biking. It’s great when there is no surf or water on rivers.
Do you have any superstitions before you compete?
For me, I find that the best thing to do is not to concentrate too hard, Don’t stare at the ocean and keep busy having fun with friends until I’m ready to get in and compete.
Which sporting athlete do you admire the most?
There are many I admire, but all for specific reasons. I try to take the best from each of them, and put it into my attitude towards competing.
What, if any injuries have you sustained?
I have dislocated my collar bone before and I am currently undergoing diagnosis and treatment for an injury on my other shoulder. I have also had many bumps, scrapes, impacts, scratches and cuts, but they are all fairly standard for the sport.