Tadhg is a native of Campile, New Ross in Co. Wexford and was educated at Good Counsel College. Growing up he played Hurling and Football for his local club, school and county. Born and raised on a family farm in Wexford and his mother hails from Whiddy Island in West Cork. Tadhg’s journey to professional rugby was through the less known route of the club system, having not played rugby at secondary school, he represented New Ross RFC upto U19 level. He began playing professional rugby in 2012 with Leinster and has become an integral part of both Leinster and Irish rugby and part of the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad and having played over 45 times for Leinster and 5 times for Ireland. Playing in the tight head position at the age of 23 puts Tadhg in a strong position for a long and valued career on field.
An alumnus of DCU Business School, he graduated in 2014 with a business degree specializing in finance and economics. He takes keen interest in outdoors activity’s, agriculture, GAA, technology and finance and economics. Outside of playing rugby, Tadhg is keen to work on his personal development & transferable skills that are key to his future long beyond his playing career.
Life post rugby would involve running the family farm in a small capacity while working in the business sector. He enjoys meeting and interacting with people and is always keen to meet new people and gain experience to help my life post rugby.