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Rugby star Luke Fitzgerald splits with model Cheryl O'Rourke after two years

Published 27/04/2015 | 07:57

Luke Fitzgerald and Cheryl O'Rourke at the 2014 Leinster Ball
Luke Fitzgerald and Cheryl O'Rourke at the 2014 Leinster Ball
Cheryl O'Rourke at Krystle Nightclub in 2010
Rob Kearney, Ian Madigan, Tommy Bowe, Rory Best, Sean Cronin and Luke Fitzgerald celebrate after winning the RBS Six Nations. Photo: Stephen McCarthy

Luke Fitzgerald has just become Irish rugby's most eligible new bachelor.

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The Leinster and Ireland rugby star has split with his model girlfriend Cheryl O'Rourke after nearly two years together.

Cheryl, who joined her hunky other half at the 2014 Leinster Ball, with many commenting on her resemblance to his ex Nadia Forde, and Luke quietly split several months ago.

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Cheryl O'Rourke at Krystle Nightclub in 2010
Cheryl O'Rourke at Krystle Nightclub in 2010

Cheryl was noticeably absent during Ireland's Six Nations campaign, prompting speculation that the pair had split.

"That's been over for a while," a source told Independent.ie.

"Cheryl was never a massive presence on the WAG scene and it seemed to be by choice."

O'Rourke shot to prominence as a former Diva Next Winner and works as a receptionist in Dylan Bradshaw while studying for a degree in Psychology at night.

Rob Kearney, Ian Madigan, Tommy Bowe, Rory Best, Sean Cronin and Luke Fitzgerald celebrate after winning the RBS Six Nations. Photo: Stephen McCarthy
Rob Kearney, Ian Madigan, Tommy Bowe, Rory Best, Sean Cronin and Luke Fitzgerald celebrate after winning the RBS Six Nations. Photo: Stephen McCarthy

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Like many of his teammates, Luke is private when it comes to divulging details of his romantic life.

Fitzgerald previously enjoyed a high profile romance with model Nadia Forde and the two split in May 2012.

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