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... but loyal Andrea stands firmly behind Tipperary

SHE's a fixture on the Dublin social scene and has lived in the capital for years.

But model agency boss Andrea Roche will be shouting for the other team in the hurling semi-final.

Tipp girl Andrea isn't troubled by divided loyalties -- there was never any question of her supporting anyone but her beloved Tipperary.

The former Miss Ireland has told the Herald that she will be breaking out a blue jersey tomorrow...but it will be the blue and gold of Tipperary.

"I'm very proud of my county and I'll definitely be supporting them this weekend," she says.

Since her stint on RTE's hit reality show Celebrity Bainisteoir, Andrea has become a keen follower of the Gaelic games.

Andrea took on the challenging role of football manager when she starred in the hit programme in 2009 and has an interest in GAA since coaching Tipperary club the Rockwell Rovers.

And while the Dublin team will have the entire force of the capital behind them, Andrea will be in good company.

The Saturdays singer and Thurles local Una Healy will also be shouting for her county team tomorrow.

A source close to the star revealed that the popstar is a huge fan of hurling.

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