Dr Patrick Crowley graduated from University College Cork in 1972. He practised in Cork, Canada and the United States for 7 years. He returned to establish the Ovens medical practice in 1979. Dr Patrick Crowley has a particular interest in occupational health and has strong links with local employers in the area. He is considered an expert on sports injuries. He has developed the Mycro hurling helmet and Mycro hurling glove over the last thirty years. He is heavily involved in UCC hurling.