Dublin GAA star Cian O'Sullivan said he is looking forward to cocooning with his wife Danielle after the couple became first-time parents earlier this week.
The 32-year-old Kilmacud Crokes stalwart posted a touching photo of himself cradling his new-born daughter Bonnie May on Instagram yesterday.
He wrote: "Got to bring this little girl home yesterday. An indescribable feeling welcoming her into our world earlier this week.
"Couldn't be more thankful for the staff in Holles Street getting her here safely amidst all this chaos and taking such great care of Danielle."
"Unlike most, I can't wait for two weeks of lockdown with these two."
His wife also announced the couple's good news.
She wrote on social media: "Bonnie May O'Sullivan. 13/04/20. 8lbs 3oz of pure perfection. Welcome to the world tiny dancer."
The good news despite the lockdown and virus uncertainty drew a chorus of online tributes from friends and fellow GAA players.
The couple made headlines when Danielle Byrne, a public relations officer and the footballer's girlfriend of 11 years, tied the knot in front of a number of Dublin heroes at a glitzy ceremony in Athy, Co Kildare before Christmas 2018.
They got engaged the previous April during a romantic trip to Lake Garda in Italy.
O'Sullivan's Dublin teammates Stephen Cluxton and his wife Joanne O'Connor led the VIP guests in attendance, two years after their own wedding.
The couple chose a vintage theme for their big day, with the bride wearing a special bohemian-style wedding ensemble.