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Sean lives it up at club in last night at Cheltenham

IRISH rugby star Sean O'Brien has been receiving the VIP treatment at the Cheltenham Festival.

The Leinster and Irish flanker splashed the cash in 21 Club (inset) on Wednesday night and seemed to impress bar management, who made sure O'Brien was taken care of.

The 'Tullow Tank', who will miss tomorrow's championship-deciding Six Nations match against France in Paris because of an injury, treated pals to a bottle of champagne and shots of vodka at the club.

He stayed there drinking there until late in the night.

The 27-year-old has been letting his hair down at the racecourse this week and has had a great time, despite disappointment that he will miss the important France game.


Sean was ruled out of playing until next year following surgery on a shoulder injury.

He turned heads in the club and bar staff were impressed as they chatted to him about the Six Nations.

While most of the punters were worn out towards the end of the night in the jam-packed club following a long day's racing, Sean was served a bottle of expensive Moet & Chandon champagne and also paid for vodka drinks for his group of friends.

"Sean was in great form and wanted to stay on at the club so they agreed to give him more drinks and gave him an area in the club for his friends," a source told the Herald.

"It was his last night at Cheltenham so he wanted to make the most of it. He paid for the champagne and drinks for his friends and some admirers."