Bowe's grief at death of grandmother
RUGBY star Tommy Bowe has paid tribute to his beloved grandmother Breda Bowe, who passed away in her nineties last week.
His biggest fan, Breda was a familiar sight at matches over the years with her blanket over her knees and a hot toddy in a flask.
Her body was donated to the UCD Medical School, at her own request. "She was a huge supporter so it's tough," said Bowe. He said last weekend's victory over France had been "nice to get" for his family and especially for his dad.
Meanwhile, plans for his wedding to former Miss Wales Lucy Whitehouse are steaming ahead, Bowe told the Irish Independent, though he would not reveal either the date or the venue.
Bowe was speaking at the Aviva Stadium to unveil Cadbury's new official partnership with the IRFU.