Conor, from the Sarsfields club based in Riverstown, first played hurling on Saturday mornings with coach James Barry. He cites his parents and grandparents as the strongest influences on his career, and considers his greatest achievement to be winning two County Senior Hurling Championships with his club. The players he most admires are Wayne Sherlock, J.J. Delany and Brian Corcoran because they were such good defenders. His biggest disappointments include not winning a County U21 with Sars. His best hurling memory outside of playing was watching Sars win the minor county with his father as manager and his brother playing, and if there was a transfer market in hurling, he would buy Joe Canning. Conor relaxes away from sport by watch tv and films, and in ten years' time, he hopes to be still playing hurling.