Tuesday 27 September 2016

'It's a lot of work' - Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan opens up about wedding preparations

Sasha Brady

Published 07/06/2016 | 12:19

Bernard Brogan with his new fiancée Keira Doyle. The pair got engaged in Turkey at the weekend. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Bernard Brogan with his new fiancée Keira Doyle. The pair got engaged in Turkey at the weekend. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan and fiance Kiera Doyle. Photo: Sportsfile

Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan has opened up about his wedding preparations as he prepares to tie the knot to long-term partner Keira Doyle this Christmas.

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Brogan (32) popped the question to PR Executive Keira in January while they were lapping up some winter sun on holiday in Turkey.

The loved-up pair plan to walk up the aisle this Christmas.

"It's the only time footballers can get married because it's the only time you're guaranteed a month off," the sports star told the Nicky Byrne Show on 2fm.

Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan and fiance Kiera Doyle. Photo: Sportsfile
Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan and fiance Kiera Doyle. Photo: Sportsfile

"I'm not making any of the decisions but I'm just trying to take some of the workload.

"Keira's leading the charge," he said.

Brogan revealed that the couple have only started to get the preparation in gear.

"A lot of little stuff needs to be organised. It's a lot of work," he said.

"We haven't gotten to [table plans]. We haven't sent out the invites or anything yet but I'm sure that will be an interesting conversation because I've been through so many teams.

"There's so many people that I'll have to invite to it will probably end up being a massive wedding but sure that's all part of it."

However, he revealed that when it comes to selecting the wedding venue, he won't be looking to his family's hotels.

Brogan, his brother Alan and their father recently forked out €8m for the Pillo Hotel in Ashbourne, Co Meath. The four-star, 148-bedroom hotel, which opened in 2007, was put on the market last January.

Bernard Sr was also part of a consortium that bought the Setanta House Hotel in Celbridge, Co Kildare, three years ago in a deal estimated at €1.25m.

"I'm still hearing about it from me ma and da," he joked.

"We just want to go down the country and do something small. I'm sick of walking around our hotels. I want it to be a new experience with new memories."

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