Patrick has competed for Ireland on several previous occasions including the British National Championships. Competing at the European Para Youth Games in 2015 he won several medals. His favoured events are the 100m Backstroke and the 400m Freestyle.
He was the proud recipient of the Swim Ireland Disability Swimmer of the Year award in 2012. A member of Longford swimming club he is currently studying in UCD. Now 19 years of age Patrick has Spina Bifida.