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Ian Madigan has a brilliant response after being asked out on Twitter

Jack Murray

Published 30/09/2015 | 12:45

Ireland's Ian Madigan and Sean O'Brien during squad training. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Ireland's Ian Madigan and Sean O'Brien during squad training. Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Ian Madigan is in a happy, stable relationship so when someone tried to ask him out on Twitter, it was never going to happen.

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But the Ireland and Leinster man was quick to think of one of his fellow team-mates and offered to use his popularity to score a date for Sean O'Brien.

"Hey @Ian_madigan, me again, how was your day? Any thoughts on that date yet? Let me know x," tweeted Amy Garland before Madigan resonded with "@Amy__May_  hi Amy! I'd a good day thanks. I'm flattered that you would ask! I have a girlfriend, @SeanOBrien1987 wud guarantee a good date!"

It's not the first time an Irish player has had the interests of a fellow player's love life at heart. Earlier this week, Independent.ie brought you another act of kindness when Ronan O'Gara went above and beyond the call of duty to look after team-mate Stephen Ferris.

In extracts from his autobiography published in the Sunday Life, Ferris revealed that a romantic excursion forced team-mate Ronan O'Gara out his room, with the Munster man volunteering to bunk in with team captain Brian O'Driscoll.

The story began in New Plymouth with fellow backrower Sean O'Brien and Ferris attempting to entice a group of American girls he had met through a friend back to the team hotel.

"New Plymouth is not the type of place where you can walk out and get a taxi; they are in short supply," he writes. "When Sean and I go to leave, with the American girls for company, we have no luck getting one.

"We have only had a few beers and have our wits about us. We have a massive game against Australia the following week. We eventually flag a taxi and go back to the [hotel].

"I send a text to my room-mate. ‘ROG, I’ve got a girl back. Any chance of you f***ing off?’

"He texts back, ‘No worries mate.’

"He gets his bags and moves out of there pretty quickly. He texts Drico: ‘Big man’s got a girl back, any chance I can bunk in with you?’

"He does the right thing. Next day, I buy him lunch."

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