Saturday 25 May 2019

'The easiest yes' says engaged Anna

Milford and Cork camogie star Anna Geary has revealed that she's now engaged to her long-term partner, GAA executive Kevin Sexton.

She posted a picture of the ring on her Instagram account last weekend, showing it sitting in the middle of a red rose. "The easiest yes... Yes a thousand times," read the caption.

However, Anna said she thought Kevin had hurt himself when she turned around and saw him on bended knee as they strolled around Castlemartyr Resort a few weeks back.

She told Sorcha O'Connor of the Herald newspaper that her first thought when she saw Kevin was that he had done his knee in - he has had several operations on it - or he was having a laugh.

"Kevin would be a bit of a devil as well, that he would pretend, so you wouldn't know with him," said Anna.

"When I turned around first, my instinct was to ask was his knee giving him trouble or something, and then I was like, 'Oh, wait - that's not what's happening here'. "I was really blind-sided."

The couple, who have been together for three years, kept their engagement under wraps for a few weeks, savouring the moment together before revealing their big news on social media at the weekend.

"We're going to choose the ring together," the Dancing With The Stars finalist said. "A ring is very personal to someone and has to suit their style and your finger.

"He knew me well enough to know not to go flying solo on that one.

"I think it has to be something that even suits your personality - different rings suit different people. I have sports hands, so I don't have delicate fingers and need something that won't get lost on my finger."

As for the style she is on the lookout for, Anna said she had never thought about it. "I don't have a preference, but right now, in my head I have white gold," she said.

"I'm not an expert in engagement rings, I've never looked at them. I know some women would be like 'This is the one I want!' but I've never been like that."

For now, Anna is focusing entirely on studying for exams, saying she won't be celebrating properly until they're out of the way.