July a likely date for Tommy Bowe and fiancée Lucy's wedding date
Ireland rugby star Tommy Bowe (30) will need to be quick on his feet if he’s to tie the knot with long-term girlfriend next year.
Hearts broke all over the country after reports emerged of his engagement to former Miss Wales Lucy Whitehouse (26) over the weekend.
The beauty, who now works as a nurse, posted a picture of the sizeable sparkler on Facebook as she celebrated the news with family and friends.
However, the in-demand Ulster and Ireland winger may well have to choose between his heart and his head next year, given the demands of his career.
Provided he’s not injured, next year will see him in the running for the Six Nations, the European Cup championship and the RaboDirect PRO12.
Bowe also looks certain to be picked for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup squad, which starts in September 2015 but training will get underway several weeks beforehand.
That means the talented player has very little time to attend to the small issue of his nuptials.
Lucy shared a photo of her sparkler online
All of his Ireland team-mates that walked down the aisle in recent years had to marry in early July, given the demands of their careers.
And if Tommy wants to get hitched before the Rugby World Cup, it’s likely that he’ll have to choose a similar date.