TWO Irish international rugby players are at the centre of an alleged sex storm this weekend after a girl claimed to have enjoyed a threesome with them.
The pair – who are well known but cannot be named for legal reasons – have been both congratulated and goaded as word spread of their alleged sexual antics.
The story emerged when a girl private-messaged a friend on Facebook on Friday night to discuss the unplanned rendezvous she had indulged in with the two players.
The contents of their private conversation quickly went viral.
As reports spread, the girl involved deleted her Facebook account on foot of abuse.
The two usually outspoken males have maintained a notable silence on their alleged encounter.
This weekend the woman was subjected to even more online abuse than the two star sportsmen, with many of her peers scolding her for gloating about her three-in-a-bed romp.
The fling is said to have occurred following a night out by the rugby friends at a well-known Dublin nightspot. The players had been drinking at a pub in Dublin's Grafton Street area before heading to an exclusive club where they were entertained in the VIP section.
The young woman told her friend she met the high-profile pair by chance outside a late-night fast-food takeaway.
Speaking about the night she privately joked about her star-studded one-night stand, saying: "I'm a broken woman." But she never expected her comments to go viral.
As word spread of the happening – which some people believe could be an elaborate hoax – online commentators began to voice their feelings about the young woman's antics.
One online poster offered the girl "a bit of advice" telling her to "deactivate" her social networking account and to stay quiet "for a few days", while another took a more optimistic view and simply chirped "congratulations!".
Others decided to take a high moral stance on the matter. One sarcastic critic swiped, "your dad would be so proud", while another asked her about the alleged "scrum session".
But one rugby fan took a rather different view, congratulating her for her team spirit, saying "you absolute hero – you answered Ireland's call".
It's the first incident of its kind to hit the normally clean-cut Irish rugby team, who rarely court controversy off the pitch.