Friday 28 July 2017

Meet the Irish Lions players' other halves

(L to R) Sean O'Brien and Georgia McGurk, Sophie Marren and Rob Henshaw, CJ Stander and Jean-Marie Neethling
(L to R) Sean O'Brien and Georgia McGurk, Sophie Marren and Rob Henshaw, CJ Stander and Jean-Marie Neethling
Peter O'Mahoney's girlfriend Jessica and their daughter Indie
Robbie Henshaw and girlfriend Sophie Marren
Jonny and Laura Sexton attending the wedding of Devin Toner and Mary Scott. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Rory Best and wife Jodie on their wedding day in 2009. Picture: Belfast Telegraph
Peter O'Mahoney's girlfriend Jessica and their daughter Indie
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With a total of 11 Irish players being named in the British & Irish Lions squad, we get to know some of their other halves.

Sophie Marren

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Robbie Henshaw and girlfriend Sophie Marren in Barbados
 

Other half: Robbie Henshaw

The UCD student has been dating Henshaw for four years.

Jodie Bell

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Rory Best with son Ben, daughter Penny and wife Jodie at Belfast Airport
 

Other half: Rory Best

Jodie has been married to the Ulster star for nearly 10 years but she prefers life away from the limelight. The couple have two children Ben (six) and Penny (three) together and live in Gilford, Co Down.

Laura Sexton

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Jonny and Laura Sexton attending the wedding of Devin Toner and Mary Scott. Picture: Steve Humphreys
 

Other half: Johnny Sexton

Childhood sweethearts Laura and Jonny wed in a lavish ceremony in Adare four years ago and the couple have two children - Luca (three) and Amy (one) together.

Suzanne Flanagan

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Iain Henderson enjoys a drink with his new fiancee Suzanne Flanagan
 

Other half: Iain Henderson

These teenage sweethearts became engaged last year after six years of dating. The 26-year-old dentist accepted the Ulster star's proposal on a trip to Florida and are set to wed this summer.

Sinead Corcoran

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Jack McGrath and Sinead Corcoran pictured at the 2016 Leinster Ball
 

Other half: Jack McGrath

Sinead, a radiographer, has been dating the rising rugby star for the last five years. It's a time of celebrations in their house as the pair became engaged less than a month ago.

Georgia McGurk

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Sean O'Brien and Georgia McGurk at the Leinster Ball. Picture: Sportsfile
 

Other half: Sean O'Brien

Georgia,a fashion PR executive, has been dating the Tullow Tank for more than a year and she is regularly spotted cheering him on at games. Her parents Miriam O'Callaghan and father Tom McGurk are said to approve of the relationship.

Jessica Maloney

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Peter O'Mahoney's girlfriend Jessica and their daughter Indie
 

Other half: Peter O'Mahoney

Jessica, a solicitor, recently welcomed her first child with her long-term love - a baby girl Indie. Proud father Peter regularly shares snaps of the two.

Jean-Marie Neethling

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CJ Stander and his wife Jean Marie at The Zurich IRUPA Rugby Players Awards 2016 at the Doubletree Hilton, Dublin, Ireland - 04.05.16. Pictures: Cathal Burke
 

Other half: CJ Stander

Jean-Marie is no stranger to sport - she's a competitive swimmer but was forced to pull out of consideration for Rio due to a shoulder injury. The South African law graduate has been married to the Munster player for the last four years.

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