Wednesday 18 October 2017

Paul Galvin insists he won't upstage bride Louise Duffy on their wedding day

Louise Duffy and fiance Paul Galvin
Louise Duffy and fiance Paul Galvin
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Kerry footballer Paul Galvin has insisted that there's "no fear" of him upstaging his beautiful bride-to-be on their big day.

Although the sportsman turned fashion designer (36) is renowned for his quirky sartorial choices and has no shortage of statement suits, he opened up about their December 31 wedding and promised to keep things simple.

"It would be very hard to upstage Louise, wherever you go with her. You couldn't upstage her. But we're obviously excited about it. We're looking forward to the day now. It's getting closer and closer," he said.

Despite it being the biggest day of his life, he insisted that he hasn't even decided what to wear yet when he ties the knot with the Mayo beauty, saying that he's "on it".

"I'll go probably with a black three-piece suit I think," he said. "Once it (the day) is everything that Louise wants it to be, that's the most important thing."

The couple are getting married at an intimate wedding in Louise' home county of Mayo as they make things official with their four-year relationship.

In an interview with TV3's Ireland AM, he revealed that he has yet to write his speech as he takes a low-key approach to their nuptials.

Paul's new range for Dunnes Stores, called Vanguard, hit the shelves recently after he joined forces with the high street chain for his first collaboration.

It seems that his latest business venture - and his upcoming marriage to Louise - will see him moving to Dublin on a permanent basis, spelling the end of his Kerry football career. Paul came out of retirement last March as he rejoined the inter-county squad, but it may have been his last time playing at that level for the Kingdom.

Asked about his future plans, he said that it would be "hard" to commit to the team properly next year.

"You need to be based in Kerry and it looks like I'll probably be based up these parts more so, and I think it's just not fair. I think last year I got the business in place with Dunnes and I felt there was a window to do something," he said. "Next year, I think it will be tricky. There's two more collections on the shelves."

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