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Rugby star Cian enjoys muffin for sweet birthday treat

Even sporting stars can have a day off. Leinster and Irish rugby player Cian Healy took time out from training to enjoy a special birthday treat.

The Dubliner, who is dating top model Holly Carpenter (right), turned 26.

While protein shakes and healthy eating may be usual practice for the Leinster players, Ireland skipper and good pal Jamie Heaslip was on hand to ensure that Cian would have a day off from the strict diet. After a morning training session, Cian's team-mates proved that they hadn't forgotten his big day as they treated him to a birthday muffin.


Given their usually strict fitness and healthy regimes, Cian was more than happy to splurge on the calorie-laden muffin.

Cian was joined by his fellow players, including Jamie, Sean Cronin and Mike McCarthy for the tasty treat. He also allowed himself a chocolate dessert and coffee as his team-mates laughed and took snaps.

Cian was all smiles and gave the thumbs-up sign as he posed for a picture.

He was also bombarded with birthday wishes from some of his 92,000 followers on twitter, including girlfriend Holly.