Monday 16 September 2019

Meet the next generation of Irish rugby WAGs

(L to R) Laura Finnegan and Jordi Murphy; Jess Redden and Rob Kearney; Robbie Henshaw and Sophie Marron
Leinster's Jack McGrath and Sinead Corcoran in attendance at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Rugby Player Peter O Mahoney and Jessica Moloney at The Ronan O Gara Testimonial Dinner at City Hall Cork Pictures:Brian mcEvoy
Pictured is Irish International Ian Madigan and his girlfriend Anna Kirwan at the Fairyhouse Easter Racing Festival featuring the Boyle Sports Grand National.Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2015
Model Elvira Fernandez with Simon Zebo
Sean O'Brien and girlfriend Denise Smyth
Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy after their wedding ceremony at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co Limerick, yesterday
Jessica Moloney and Peter O'Mahoney
Mary Scott and Devin Toner at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball 2014 at The Mansion House
Robbie Henshaw and girlfriend Sophie Marron
Model Elvira Fernandez with Simon Zebo
Ulster and Ireland rugby player Tommy Bowe and his fiance Lucy Whitehouse
Rob Kearney & his new girlfriend, Jess Redden pictured leaving the Shelbourne Hotel earlier today Pic: Mark Doyle
Caitlin McBride

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Behind every great man, there's a great woman.

As Ireland's World Cup campaign kicks off, we look at some of the other halves of the most talked about names in Irish rugby. In spite of what the tag might suggest, there's an awful lot more to these women than who they're dating.

Jessica Redden

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Rob Kearney & his new girlfriend, Jess Redden pictured leaving the Shelbourne Hotel earlier today Pic: Mark Doyle
 

Other Half: Rob Kearney

Occupation: Student

What to know: She and Rob managed to keep their budding romance a secret for more than a year, which is virtually unheard of in Irish showbiz circles.

Laura Finnegan

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Laura Finnegan and Jordi Murphy
 

Other Half: Jordi Murphy

Occupation: Chemical Engineering Student at UCD

What to know: Laura and Jordi first dated as teenagers and rekindled their romance last year. They're both in their third year of their respective degrees.

Lucy Whitehouse

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Ulster and Ireland rugby player Tommy Bowe and his fiance Lucy Whitehouse
 

Other Half: Tommy Bowe

Occupation: Nurse

What to know: Lucy was Miss Wales in 2010, but has stayed firmly out of the limelight since her pageant days.

Jessica Moloney

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Jessica Moloney and Peter O'Mahoney

Other Half: Peter O'Mahony

Occupation: Trainee Solicitor

What to know: Half-Belgian Jessica has been dating the promising player for nearly five years.

Sophie Marron

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Robbie Henshaw and girlfriend Sophie Marron
 

Other Half: Robbie Henshaw

Occupation: Student

What to know: The two have been dating for nearly two years, but made their red carpet debut at last year's Pride of Ireland Awards.

Sinead Corcoran

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Leinster's Jack McGrath and Sinead Corcoran in attendance at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Other Half: Jack McGrath

Occupation: Radiographer

What to know: Brains and beauty: Sinead has a degree in Diagnostic Radiography from St George's, University of London.

 

Elvira Fernandez

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Model Elvira Fernandez with Simon Zebo

Other Half: Simon Zebo

Occupation: Model

What to know: Elvira, who hails from Spain, recently gave birth to her first child with the Cork native - a little boy named Jacob.

 

Claire Mulcahy

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Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy after their wedding ceremony at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co Limerick, yesterday
 

Other Half: Sean Cronin

Occupation: Marketing Executive

The couple have been dating for 10 years and wed in June in their native Limerick.

 

Anna Kirwan

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Pictured is Irish International Ian Madigan and his girlfriend Anna Kirwan at the Fairyhouse Easter Racing Festival featuring the Boyle Sports Grand National.Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2015
 

Other Half: Ian Madigan

Occupation: Makeup Artist

What to know: Ian described his girlfriend of nearly one year as his unofficial "stylist" and the couple are said to be "absolutely smitten" with each other.

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