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How the dashing Mr D’Arcy swept model Aoife off her feet

My dearest Mr D’Arcy, haven’t you done well? Ireland and Leinster star Gordon D’Arcy whose scoring ability on the tryline is legendary has now bagged himself top model Aoife Cogan.

The Herald can exclusively reveal that the dashing 30-yearold has enjoyed a sting of intimate dates with stunning Dubliner Aoife.

The former Miss Ireland (26) and her swashbuckling rugby hero met through mutual friends.

Aoife, who has been consoling the centre through the heartache of last weekend’s Six Nations defeat in Paris, has been dating D’Arcy for more than a month now and sources close to the couple say they are “getting on like a house on fire”.

Hunky Gordon and the wellknown model first set tongues wagging after they were spotted enjoying a night out with another couple in the Exchequer bar recently, where they made no secret of the fact that they were dating.

“They’re going out a good few weeks now but are trying to keep it under the radar,” said a source.


“It’s a real cliche, the way that our rugby players always go out with models. But he seems quite smitten with Aoife, who’s very down-to-earth like him and is genuinely one of the nicest girls on the scene. She has already met a few of his mates and they all gave her the thumbs up. They’re very relaxed in each other’s company and it’s all going really well.

“They have loads in common as they both love travelling to long-haul places and Aoife used to be very into sports when she was at school and has competed in loads of mini-marathons and likes to keep fit.”

Like most of his fellow teammates, Gordon prefers to keep his personal life to himself and would rather feature on the sports pages than the social pages.

However, given that he has publicly stepped out with Castleknock native Aoife several times over the past few weeks, he is obviously quite taken with the statuesque model, who won the Miss Ireland title in 2005.

As well as being one of our busiest models, the six foot tall beauty is also a qualified photographer and artist, with one of her paintings even exhibited in the National Gallery of Ireland.