Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 13th Oct 1998
Birthplace – Kildare (Ireland)
Height – 6’ 2” (1.88m)
Weight – 16st 10lbs (106kg)
Position – Back row
Honours – Leinster U17/18/19s
Paddy signed an initial short-term contract for the Cornish Pirates in December 2019, having previously been at Northampton Saints.
Kildare-born, Paddy first played rugby from the age of six to 12 for Cill Dara RFC and then for Newbridge College where he was educated. Honours achieved saw him represent Leinster at under 17,18 and under 19 levels, before the exciting back-row prospect made the trip over the Irish Sea to join the Northampton Saints Academy.
During his time at Northampton Saints, Paddy scored a try to help seal a win for their Wanderers side against Exeter Braves in the 2017/18 Premiership Rugby A League Final, whilst last season he played for the Saints versus Wasps in the Premiership Cup.
An ACL knee injury provided a setback, however back to fitness the decision was made to sign for the Cornish Pirates. During his time on the sidelines he coached at Bedford Modern School and has studied Business and Management with The Open University.
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
Rugby World Cup Final
What training drill do you dread the most?
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
James McRae - hes got 6 bathrooms
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I was on a TV show called - Irelands Fittest Family
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
The Mennaye Field
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
Own a coffee shop