An inventory analyst, Patrick first played hurling in U9 Street Leagues with his club, Glen Rovers. The best advice he was ever given was to train as hard as you would play a match. His best hurling memory outside of playing is Seánie McGrath's point from the terrace in the 1999 All-Ireland Final, while as a player, the highlight has been winning a County U21 title with his club. The greatest player he has ever seen is Eoin Kelly, and he lists all the Cork backs at training as his toughest opponents ever. His favourite sport other than hurling is golf, and he's a big fan of Tiger Woods. As a child, he wanted to play in an All-Ireland Final, and he tells us that Anthony Nash can verify that he's also good at pool. Marooned on a desert island, he could not be without Brian (White Flag) Meany, who never fails to make him laugh, and in ten years' time, he hopes to be still hurling with the Glen.