John attended Trinity College Dublin between 1979 and 1983, graduating with BA (Legal Science). While playing with DUFC, John captained the Freshman team, toured Japan in !981, and got his colours in 1982 and 1983. He was also Treasurer of DUFC in the 1982/83 season.
In 1984 and 1985, John attended UCD, where he gained a Master in Business Studies. For the sake of complete disclosure, John played for UCD in the 1984/85 season and ‘luckily’ injured himself the week before the 1984 Colours match, avoiding an almost certain ‘injury’, if not more serious harm to his person, had he played for UCD in that Colours Match!
On leaving University, John moved London and spent most of his subsequent 30 year career in Banking working for JP Morgan in London, New York and the last 15 years in South Africa.
John and family, returned to Ireland in 2015, after 30 years living abroad, and he now has investments in a couple of businesses and he sits on the board as a non executive director for a number of companies.
John is married to Frances, herself a graduate of Dublin University, and they have 4 children, all of whom have also successfully emerged from four fun filled years, as graduates of Trinity College Dublin.