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Big news for Six One's Evanne as she has first baby

RTE's Six One presenter Evanne Ni Chuilinn has become a mother for the first time.

The sports reporter gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

And gaelgoir Evanne has called her son Séimi.

The 30-year-old announced the happy news online last night.

"Our baby boy Séimi arrived earlier today, and doing great... All on cloud nine, best job in the world so far," she told fans.

A host of well-known faces have sent the anchor well-wishing messages since the arrival of her baby.

All-Star footballer Bernard Brogan was one of the first to congratulate the happy parents Evanne and her partner Brian Fitzsimons.

Brian Ormond also extended his congratulations to the trio, while Montrose pal Lucy Kennedy told the Herald of her delight for the Kilkenny native.

Soon-to-be mum-of-two Lucy, who is counting the days until her due date, said: "It's fantastic news. I'm absolutely thrilled for her and hope she enjoys every minute of this special time."

Earlier this week the broadcaster took to her social networking page to swap tips with Evanne about ways to cope with the discomfort in the final stretch of pregnancy.


Evanne, a ladies senior camogie player at Portobello GAA club in Rathmines, revealed she took up reflexology and acupuncture on a daily basis for the past two weeks to bring on the labour process.

She told radio host Lucy: "Doctor said yesterday the baby was so big she'll be worried for me if I go over. Doing acupuncture to try avoid induction."

Evanne is the latest Irish personality to become a mum.

RTE reporter Vivienne Traynor gave birth to her fourth child, son Oscar, five months ago, while presenters at rival station TV3 have enjoyed a baby boom in the recent months.

The Morning Show's Sybil Mulcahy is due on April 12 and is currently on maternity leave.

At last week's VIP Style Awards which was laid-back Sybil's last red-carpet outing for the next few months, she told the Herald: "I'll retire to my bed until the birth. No matter how many times I do it, labour is still horrendous.

"Nothing is prepared yet, I'll have to get my act together and get in gear. I have all the stuff anyway, so it's more a case of rooting it out."