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Big-hearted Rob Kearney shows softer side supporting the elderly...before jetting to Barcelona

Published 26/03/2014 | 13:27

Ireland Rugby international Rob Kearney was on hand last night to help launch the opening of the 20th Home Instead Senior Care office in Trim Co Meath.

Pictures Declan Masterson Photography
Ireland Rugby international Rob Kearney was on hand to help launch the opening of the 20th Home Instead Senior Care office in Trim. Picture: Declan Masterson
Michael Kearney, manager of the Ireland rugby team and Director of Home Instead senior care, Charlotte Reilly MD and owner of Home Instead senior care in Trim and Rob Kearney hold the Six Nations Cup

We're used to seeing him tough it out on the rugby pitch, but sports star Rob Kearney showed his softer side as he helped launch a new home care service for the elderly.

The Ireland champion, fresh from Six Nations victory, travelling to Meath as the guest of honour at the latest franchise opening of Home Instead Senior Care.

Kearney, who is enjoying some downtime after the team's victory at Stade de France, travelled from his South Dublin home

“We all grow older and home care is something that will be relevant to us all one day," he told the 100 strong attendees at Trim Castle.

"I wish the new office every success and who knows I may use their service one day, however long away that may be."

The Home Instead franchise was set up in Ireland in 2005 by Mick Kearney, who also manages the Ireland rugby team, and entrepreneur Ed Murphy and Meath franchise owner Charlotte Reilly spoke of her excitement at having the 28-year-old Leinster and Ireland  star in attendance.

“Having someone like Rob Kearney on hand to celebrate the growth of Home Instead Senior Care has really helped us generate awareness of the business and service offering," she said.

Kearney is currently visiting Barcelona and posted an envy inducing photo on Twitter.

"Coffee time during siesta in Barcelona," he wrote accompanied by a photo of the sunny climate.


Home Instead provides support services such as - assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands and shopping as well as specialised Alzheimer's care – which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible.

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