Wednesday 26 October 2016

'Can't clip my beard now' - GAA star Paul Galvin unhappy with airport security following scissors confiscation

Published 16/04/2015 | 16:26

Bearded Paul Galvin.
Bearded Paul Galvin.
Paul Galvin, Kerry, in action against John Hayes, Cork

One of Ireland's most recognisable and stylish men was left rather perturbed when airport security confiscated his scissors today.

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GAA star Paul Galvin, who recently announced his return to inter-county football, took to Twitter to announce his displeasure when his airport visit turned sour.

Security staff decided to confiscate his scissors and the 35 year-old questioned the potential consequences of such a move.

"Confiscated my scissors @airport. Can't clip my beard now. What if I trip over it &cause harm to myself or a fellow passenger? #securityfail," he tweeted.

"If dublin airport,you can probably buy one in boots. They sell razors as well. #irishairportlogic," came one response.

Four-time All-Ireland winner Galvin famously quit teaching to set up his own fashion blog five years ago.

Today, the trendsetting All Star is the most popular GAA player on Twitter with more than 86,000 followers.

"I have always had an interest and love for fashion from when I was young," he has said previously. "I didn't suddenly develop it or propagate it.

Paul Galvin, Kerry, in action against John Hayes, Cork
Paul Galvin, Kerry, in action against John Hayes, Cork

"From my earliest memories, I recall being aware of what I wore and didn't wear and how comfortable I felt according to how I dressed," he added. "I have always customised and altered the clothes I wore from my early school days."

Earlier this month it was revealed that Galvin is in talks for a debut fashion line, with the Finuge native poised to distribute his unique fashion across the land as he is in talks with Dunnes Stores to release his own line of clothing.

The 35-year-old former teacher is engaged to Today FM presenter Louise Duffy.

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