Wednesday 28 September 2016

Rugby star Sean O'Brien has ruled out red carpet appearances with new girlfriend Georgia McGurk

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 24/03/2016 | 09:34

Sean O'Brien and (inset) is Georgia McGurk with mother Miriam O'Callaghan
Sean O'Brien and (inset) is Georgia McGurk with mother Miriam O'Callaghan

Irish rugby star Sean O'Brien has ruled out any future red carpet appearances with the new woman in his life.

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The Leinster and Ireland flanker is in a relationship with Georgia McGurk, the daughter of RTE star Miriam O'Callaghan, it was revealed this week.

Despite being Ireland's latest high-profile couple, O'Brien said he pays no attention to comments on his personal life and prefers to keep it private.

"My private life is my private life," he told the Herald. "That's the way it is. I don't like to go into it."

Earlier this week, we revealed that Carlow man O'Brien has been dating blonde Georgia for more than four months.

The 28-year-old first hooked up with the 22-year-old DIT student in October, and they are said to be smitten with one another.

O'Brien enjoyed an on-off romance with law student Denise Smyth for two years before ending it for good last summer.

He is said to be so taken with Georgia that she even flew to Paris to support him during Ireland's Six Nations campaign.

With the pair shunning the limelight, O'Brien said his favourite way to unwind is to get home to his farm in Tullow.

"I go home, walk the dogs and that kind of stuff," he said.

While retirement from the game is a long way off, the sportsman said he is always thinking about what the future will bring.

"You try to leave yourself in the best shape possible when you eventually leave the game," he said.

O'Brien launched a campaign to offer fans a chance to shoot behind the scenes at Leinster Rugby using the new Galaxy S7 phone.

To win, share a favourite Leinster-themed photo on social media using #S7BeyondTheGame.

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