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VIDEO - Rob Kearney: 'Had it not been for rugby, I'd be at home on the farm now'

Sharon McGowan

Published 15/04/2015 | 17:21

He’s one of Ireland’s top rugby players but Rob Kearney has revealed that he could’ve been a farmer had his sporting career not worked out.

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We’re used to seeing him get stuck in on the rugby pitch but the Ireland player said he’s just as capable when it comes to the farm.

Speaking at the launch of National Dairy Week 2015, the Leinster star admitted he probably would’ve went into the family business of farming is he hadn’t made it on the pitch.

He said, “We come from a farming background, fourth generation, so we’re proud of our roots. “We understand the hard work and commitments that farmers put in to all their produce and just what a strong culture we have in this country and it’s something to be proud of.

“I actually used to do a lot of farming and then I went away to boarding school and had it not been for the rugby it’d probably be back home in Louth on the farm now.”

The sports star was joined by his brother and fellow rugby player Dave, Olympic athlete Derval O’Rourke and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney at the launch earlier today.

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