Monday 10 December 2018

Joanna Cooper debuts chic new look as she and Conor Murray support Rory Best in Belfast

Conor Murray and Joanna Cooper at the Archbishop's Palace in Armagh to see Rory Best's conferment with the Freedom of the Borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon. Picture: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Conor Murray and Joanna Cooper at the Archbishop's Palace in Armagh to see Rory Best's conferment with the Freedom of the Borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon. Picture: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Conor Murray and Joanna Cooper at the Archbishop's Palace in Armagh to see Rory Best's conferment with the Freedom of the Borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon. Picture: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Joanna Cooper and boyfriend Conor Murray. Picture: Instagram
Joanna Cooper and boyfriend Conor Murray in Portugal. Picture: Instagram
Conor Murray with girlfriend Joanna Cooper on holidays in Barcelona. Picture: Instagram
Conor Murray and girlfriend Joanna Cooper. Picture: Instagram
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Irish rugby star Conor Murray and girlfriend Joanna Cooper were the picture of happiness as they stepped out to support Rory Best in Belfast.

Cooper, a former Miss Universe Ireland who hails from Derry, and Murray, who is currently out of action with Munster due to a neck injury, made their first official public appearance together over the weekend as they were among the esteemed guests to witness Murray's Ireland teammate Best being honoured with the Freedom of the Borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon.

And Joanna, who is now based in London working full-time as a model, debuted a sleek new bob she as she posed to perfection in a  green dress with thigh high slit and black heels emblazoned with spikes, while her other half opted for a more casual look with black chinos, a grey blazer and loafers.

After their relationship was made public earlier this year, Joanna revealed that the two divide their time between London, Limerick and Dublin for their respective jobs. "I do come home a good bit, it's like an hour flight so it's fine. But I don't know if I see myself moving back. Definitely not to Derry anyway," she said in May.

Conor Murray and Joanna Cooper at the Archbishop's Palace in Armagh to see Rory Best's conferment with the Freedom of the Borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon. Picture: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Conor Murray and Joanna Cooper at the Archbishop's Palace in Armagh to see Rory Best's conferment with the Freedom of the Borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon. Picture: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

"I see him. We come over and back."

Paddy Wallace and girlfriend Sarah Moore were also among the guests in attendance, as was Chris Henry and Andrew and Anna Trimble. It was a family affair for Best as his wife Jodie sat centre stage for the ceremony, with their three children - Ben, Penny and Richie.

Joanna Cooper and boyfriend Conor Murray. Picture: Instagram
Joanna Cooper and boyfriend Conor Murray. Picture: Instagram

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