An outstanding Gaelic footballer in his youth, Mick won an All-Ireland medal with Kerry at Croke Park as a 19-year-old. He was first capped by Ireland during the 1991 Five Nations Championship, he played for Ireland 41 times, scoring three tries, the most famous of which secured victory for Ireland over England at Lansdowne Road in 1993. Under Mick, Munster also became a powerhouse of European rugby, reaching two finals although they missed out on the Heineken Cup on both occasions. He also went on to represent the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand that summer. He played his last game for Ireland in 2002 against Scotland.
Mick successfully draws on his own experiences in delivering his after dinner speech at corporate, charity, sports and other events. His down to earth style and ability to motivate and entertain is popular amongst junior rugby teams, senior business managers and politicians alike