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Jamie Heaslip left Six Nations celebrations to check out Kodaline with Sheena

Melanie Finn

Published 18/03/2014 | 08:41

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Jamie Heaslip and girlfriend Sheena O'Buachalla
Jamie Heaslip and girlfriend Sheena O'Buachalla

Ireland rugby ace Jamie Heaslip kicked team celebrations into touch on Sunday night to check out Kodaline at the O2.

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The Diary can reveal how the music-loving star (30) left his team-mates' celebrations in the Four Seasons Dublin to attend the Irish stars' sell-out concert.

But he wasn't there alone -- he was joined by his stunning long-term broadcaster girlfriend Sheena O'Buachalla (28) as the pair tried to enjoy some quality time together.

Hordes of rugby fans surrounded Heaslip at the gig when they realised he was there.

"The poor guy hadn't a moment's peace," said an onlooker.

"All the people sitting beside him wanted to get pictures with him and congratulate him on the match.

"He didn't seem to mind, though. He was posing for selfies with them and really seemed to be enjoying the atmosphere."

He and O'Buachalla were invited up to the VIP Audi lounge for a drink after the gig as they caught up with some friends.

A keen music fan, earlier in the month Heaslip and O'Buachalla were seen out together enjoying Hozier's gig in Whelan's in Wexford Street.

The Ireland and Leinster star has been off the market since the summer of 2010 after hooking up with the beautiful former model.

However, the couple rarely pose for pictures together.

She even managed to avoid being photographed with the other wives and girlfriends who headed over to Paris to cheer on the boys in green.

The brainy Donnybrook native studied business and economics at Trinity College and described previously how modelling had been "just a bit of fun" for her.

The couple moved their romance up a notch last year and she took the big step of moving in with the Naas native -- and his beloved bulldog Jay-Z.

O'Buachalla has always been a big Leinster fan and is a regular attendee of rugby-related events.

(The Herald)

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