Wednesday 22 October 2014

Peadar's engineering success for the future

Published 21/06/2014 | 02:30

Peadar Timmins

The Irish team were defeated yesterday in the play-off for third place by the host nation New Zealand in the Junior Rugby World Cup.

And the captain of the Ireland team has a political connection – Peadar is the son of Wicklow TD Billy Timmins.

Peadar (20) has just completed second year in engineering in UCD, but is also regarded as a seriously talented rugby player.

However, his proud dad Billy is equally sanguine about his son's future prospects, whether it's a career in engineering or sport. "Anything but politics . . ." the Reform Alliance member (sort-of) joked.

Irish Independent

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