Andrew is a current hurling goalkeeper with his native club Whitegate and at inter-county level with Clare. He has been in possession of the number one jersey for the famed An GeataBán club since 2007 when he made his debut at 17 years of age. He has been a member of the Clare senior hurling panel, under the tutelage of goalkeeping great Davy FitzGerald, for three years.
As a child, Andrew became fascinated with being a goalkeeper and admired the high skill level which this unique and principal position requires. This admiration stemmed from examining the generational goalkeepers such as Brendan Cummins, Donal Óg Cusack and of course Fitzgerald, who progressed and specialised the position. Andrew intends to further this progression both as a player and a coach.
In nearly a decade in goal for his club, Andrew has been a leader both on and off the field. Notwithstanding his own playing career, Andrew has honed his coaching skills through Coaching Ireland and is currently a Level 2 Hurling Coach and also a GAA tutor. His coaching credentials are renowned in the county and Andrew has provided his expertise to numerous teams at club, college and county level.
In 2015 Andrew became a Sky Sports Living for Sport mentor and hopes to pass on his zeal and enthusiasm for sport to those under his guidance. Andrew believes he can provide students with the highest level of instruction and create within each individual, an enriched sense of value and self-esteem.
He said: “Sport has provided me with the opportunity to develop both as an athlete and as an individual. The positive impact which sport can play in our society, in terms of both mental and physical wellbeing, cannot be underestimated.”
- Munster Poc-Fada Champion
- Munster & All-Ireland Hurling Intermediate Champion