Irish retired Hurler who is generally regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport. He was named an All-Star nine times and won four National Hurling League medals while playing for Kilkenny.
He attended St. Kieran's College, where he won two straight All-Ireland colleges' titles in 1988 and 1989.
Despite his achievements, he was controversially left off the Hurling Team of the Millennium.
He comes from a very famous hurling family. His granduncle, Paddy Phelan, is also one of the all-time great hurlers.
He and Henry Shefflin both made the 2002 All-Star Hurling Team.