The former Leinster and Irish prop started his playing career in Fermoy RFC and Cork Constitution before representing Munster, Harlequins, Leinster and Ireland. Mike later went on to make his Six Nations debut in 2011 against Italy. His top class scrummaging was widely regarded as key to Leinster’s Heineken Cup and Ireland’s World Cup progression to the Quarter Final in 2011. He has won two Six Nations titles, represented Ireland at two World Cups as well as winning two Heineken Cups, a Challenge Cup and two PRO12 titles with Leinster before retiring from rugby at the end of the 2016-17 season. .
A qualified coach, Mike is also the Commercial Director for WizudaGDPR while coaching the Malahide RFC Men’s Team, Bective RFC U8’s and is the Scrum Technician for the Irish Women’s Rugby Team.