Monday 16 September 2019

Exclusive: Irish rugby star Sean Cronin engaged to long-term girlfriend

Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at this year's Leinster Ball
Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at this year's Leinster Ball

Irish rugby star Sean Cronin has proposed to his long-term girlfriend Claire Mulcahy.

The Leinster player went down on one knee in New York - just days after the team won their second consecutive RaboDirect PRO12 title on Saturday.

The couple have been dating for nearly ten years having met in their native Limerick when they were both secondary school students and are living together in Dublin.

Sean posted a photo on Twitter of him on Sunday morning arriving in New York, where he is enjoying a romantic holiday with his new fiancee.

Claire (27), a marketing executive with BMW, is a regular in the stands at Sean's games.

Despite Sean's rising star, the couple keep a determinedly low profile, preferring life out of the spotlight and are rarely photographed together.

The couple just announced the news today on their social media accounts after first telling the news to family and close friends.

While they have yet to set a date, they are expected to wed in their native Limerick.

Online Editors

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