The Lion, the model and the DJ

Shauna Lindsay with boyfriend JJ Hartigan
Shauna Lindsay with boyfriend JJ Hartigan

Most models don't rebuke advances from members of the Irish rugby squad.

But the DJ boyfriend of Miss Limerick 2013 Shauna Lindsay was less than impressed when rugby hunk Simon Zebo 'poked' her on social media site Facebook.

Simon poked 18-year-old Shauna on Saturday evening and her boyfriend 2FM host JJ Hartigan didn't waste any time leaping to his girlfriend's defence. 

“Simon Zebo should concentrate on poking his own bird and leave poking mine to me,” the 2FM host joked. Shauna re-tweeted JJ's post - giving Zebo his marching orders. 

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According to sources, JJ and Shauna have been dating for several months.

“They're very much together,” a source said. “They've been seeing each other for a good while now.”

JJ aka DJ Jay-J presents his own weekly show The Full House on RTE's digital channel Pulse.

He also works on a variety of other radio shows on Lyric and 2FM including Will Leahy's popular radio show.  

Shauna, who currently works in Debenhams, was crowned Miss Limerick 2013 in May.

She's signed with top modelling agent Celia Holman Lee and describes winning Miss Limerick as “the best and most enjoyable things I've ever done.”  

The slim brunette missed out on the Miss Ireland crown which went to Aoife Walsh from Tipperary but Shauna is still determined to make it in the modelling world.

“I'd love to build a career in modelling,” she said earlier this year.

“Its something I really enjoy doing and I don't think I'll ever get tired of it. I've done a few photo shoots & fashion shows now & I get such a buzz from doing them.”

Her older sister Louise is a graphic designer in LA and Shauna fell in love with the city when she went to visit her.

“Definitely when I turn 21, I am out there,” she smiled.

Simon Zebo (23) gained worldwide attention last year for his performance against Wales in Ireland's Six Nations Campaign. An audacious foot flick during the Irish victory led to international praise.

He is already a firm favourite of Munster rugby supporters and performed brilliantly in last season's Heineken Cup campaign which ended at the semi-final stage.

He won the last of his six Ireland caps against the US Eagles in Houston in June.

That night, he was called up for the Lions and played three times in Australia without earning a Test place.

It is hoped that he will soon return to both the Munster and Irish teams as he has been out of action with a foot injury since October.

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