Wednesday 16 October 2019

Sean O'Brien lines out with GAA star girlfriend Sarah Rowe at star-studded Leinster Awards Ball: all the pictures

Robbie Henshaw and Sophie Marren at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Sean O'Brien and Sarah Rowe at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Ashley Doyle and James Tracy at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Dave Kearney and Becca Mehigan at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Elaine Sutton and Andrew Porter at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Claire Brock and Trevor Hogan at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Olivia Best and Rhys Ruddock at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Max Deegan and Jess Bagnall at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Devin Toner and his wife Mary Scott at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Jack Conan and Ali Cunningham at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Josh van der Flier and Sophie De Patoul at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Ed Byrne and Rebecca Long at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Luke McGrath and Rebecca Tarrant at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Jack McGrath and Sinéad Corcoran at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
James Ryan and Sarah Cannon at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Garry Ringrose and Ellen Beirne at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Ellen Gallagher and Caelan Doris at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Jordan Larmour and Lucy Byrne at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Ross Byrne and India Healy O'Connor at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Vakh Abdaladze and Rachel Hoff at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Joe and Anastasia Tomane at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Scott and Penelope Fardy at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Jamison Gibson-Park and Patti Grogan at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Killian Mullen and Alex Carlix at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Fergus and Rebecca McFadden at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
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Irish rugby star Sean O'Brien celebrated his last Leinster Awards Ball in suitable style, with girlfriend Sarah Rowe by his side.

The 32-year-old, who is moving to London Irish after this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan, beamed at Dublin's InterContinental Hotel on Sunday night alongside his partner of one year, a Mayo footballer and rising star athlete in her own right. Since going public with their relationship last summer, the couple haven't exactly been shy about showcasing their affection for one another on social media, but last night marked their first official appearance together on the red carpet.

Rowe made a splash in asymmetric rust coloured gown alongside her tuxedo clad boyfriend. Rowe comes from strong GAA roots - her grandfather Paddy Jordan was a member of the 1951 Mayo All-Ireland winning team, stories of which inspired her own love of the game.

Dave Kearney also publicly debuted a new romance, with advertising executive Becca Mehigan, while long-term couples like Robbie Henshaw and Sophie Marren, who opted for a colourful cut-out mini-dress, arrived arm-in-arm as did Garry Ringrose and Ellen Beirne.

Devin Toner and wife Mary, in a strapless printed midi dress, also added some star power to the event, alongside Fergus and Rebecca McFadden, Rhys Ruddock and girlfriend Olivia Best, and rising star Jack Conan with girlfriend Ali Cunningham

For all the pictures from the Leinster Awards Ball, see our gallery below:

Robbie Henshaw and Sophie Marren at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Robbie Henshaw and Sophie Marren at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Sean O'Brien and Sarah Rowe at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Ashley Doyle and James Tracy at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Dave Kearney and Becca Mehigan at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Elaine Sutton and Andrew Porter at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Claire Brock and Trevor Hogan at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Olivia Best and Rhys Ruddock at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Max Deegan and Jess Bagnall at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Devin Toner and his wife Mary Scott at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Jack Conan and Ali Cunningham at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Josh van der Flier and Sophie De Patoul at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Ed Byrne and Rebecca Long at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Luke McGrath and Rebecca Tarrant at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Jack McGrath and Sinéad Corcoran at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
James Ryan and Sarah Cannon at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Garry Ringrose and Ellen Beirne at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Ellen Gallagher and Caelan Doris at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Jordan Larmour and Lucy Byrne at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Ross Byrne and India Healy O'Connor at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Vakh Abdaladze and Rachel Hoff at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Joe and Anastasia Tomane at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Scott and Penelope Fardy at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Jamison Gibson-Park and Patti Grogan at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Killian Mullen and Alex Carlix at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Fergus and Rebecca McFadden at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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