Rob Kearney reveals 'Fifty Shades' moment with a female admirer
Newly single rugby Rob Kearney has found himself at the centre of increased female hero worship when he broke up with actress Susie Amy after three years.
However, one cheeky lady has already bagged her own 'Fifty Shades of Grey' moment with Kearney, the Ireland and Leinster fullback, but it was all good clean fun and very much above board.
In 'Lineout' magazine, published with the Irish Independent today, Kearney tells how a female fan asked him for his autograph and, in the absence of a shred of paper produced a copy of the best seller 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for him to sign.
"I think to be fair to her... she had nothing else in her handbag that I could have signed for her -- or at least that's what I hope!" he laughed.
"There's no similarities between myself and your man Grey I hope."
'Lineout' travelled to the Cooley peninsula in Co Louth with Rob (26) and his younger brother Dave (23) to talk rugby and photograph them on the family farm where their rugby dreams began.
Meanwhile, Cliona Foley spoke with Simon Zebo -- Munster winger, new Ireland cap and "the country's best rapper".
Zebo tells how his father, Arthur qualified for his native Martinique in the 800m at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, only for a broken leg during his army training to rob him of his Olympic dream.
Zebo also revealed how he felt on hearing he had earned his first Ireland cap.
"Getting my first cap was unbelievable anyway but for it to be against the All-Blacks was really something special. It was a dream come true. I had posters of some of the players we were up against on my walls so as soon as I got the call from Declan [Kidney], I had to get them off it pretty quick."
Lineout magazine is free with today's copy of the Irish Independent