Wednesday 1 July 2015

Louise Duffy's mum takes on wedding planner role for Paul Galvin nuptials

MELANIE FINN, SHOWBIZ EDITOR

Published 01/04/2014 | 07:26

Today FM's Louise Duffy has broken her silence on her engagement to Kerry GAA star Paul Galvin.

The fashion-forward footballer (33) went down on bended knee a week ago and popped the question to the Mayo native, who started her new lunchtime show this week.

Duffy said her mother was so thrilled with the news that she is already trying to plan their wedding.

"We've no plans at all," said Duffy (29). "But my mother's like Franc the wedding planner."

Galvin, who announced his retirement from football in February, and Duffy have been dating for nearly three years. Former AA Roadwatch reporter Duffy said she was "a little bit nervous" about starting in her new slot, but said it was good to be working more sociable hours.

She said it was "exhilarating" to be awake past 8pm and a novelty to be walking to work when there were "no milk floats and no one outside Coppers".

Paul celebrates with teammate Kieran Donaghy after the final whistle of the 2006 All Ireland
Paul celebrates with teammate Kieran Donaghy after the final whistle of the 2006 All Ireland
In one of his earliest professional shots, Galvin on the pitch in 2000
Galvin is presented with his All Star Award in 2004
In May 1999, Kerry take on Westmeath
In 2010, he reacts after missing a chance of a goal
Paul celebrates a 'big win' in 2006 at a Hong Kong racecourse
Galvin in April 2013
In recent years, he's embarked on a career in fashion and become something of an unlikely style icon
Galvin was a secondary school teacher in Kerry
Galvin watches the final moment of the Munster GAA Senior Football Championship in 2012
He has been dating Today FM presenter Louise Duffy for two years
Galvin challenged by Cork's Paudie Kissane in 2013
Galvin lives with Louise in Dublin

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