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I'll be backing Leinster from my sofa - Bressie

BRESSIE has voiced his support for his former Leinster team-mates ahead of their Heineken Cup match tomorrow.

The former rugby player will be cheering on the European champs from his native Mullingar tomorrow and is hoping that Leo Cullen's men land another victory at the Aviva Stadium.

While he won't be sitting in the stands due to work commitments, Voice coach Bressie -- aka Niall Breslin -- who lined out for Leinster for three years, is looking forward to a father and son afternoon and hopefully a win against Cardiff.

"I can't go because I have a gig that night ... I'd just get carried away if I went. Last year I was at the final in Cardiff and it was one of the best events ever.

"Myself and my dad Enda are going to watch it on TV at home. I'm a massive fan since my retirement and he's a big supporter too," the 30-year-old told the Herald.

"I prefer watching it on telly anyway, it can be very emotional, especially as someone who played before, going and actually being there."

Bressie was one of the many well-known faces to turn out to the VVIP awards in Dublin's Andrews Lane theatre last night.

The ex-Blizzards frontman is hoping to round off the weekend seeing Co Down golfer Rory McIlroy lift the US Masters trophy on Sunday, weather permitting.

"Rory just blows me away, I remember seeing him at the Mullingar Scratch Cup when he was only 13 and he was just phenomenal. I've a hell of a lot of respect for him -- if he wins it'll really finish off the weekend nicely," he said.

labutler@herald.ie


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