INITIALLY signed for Connacht in 2003, McCarthy then left for Newcastle Falcons the following season before returning to the West of Ireland in 2007, where he consistently impressed for Connacht before joining Leinster this season.
Born in London, McCarthy represented England at the 2002 U21 World Championship but went on to make his senior Ireland debut in the RWC2011 warm-up match against Scotland.
|DOB||27th Nov 1981|
|Height||1.93 m (6' 4")|
|Weight||115 kg (18 st 1 lb)|
|Honours||Ireland (17 caps)|