Saturday 20 January 2018

Boyfriend lines out to propose to Zebo's sister

The proposal at the Academy in Dublin during Hermitage Green’s sold-out gig.
The proposal at the Academy in Dublin during Hermitage Green’s sold-out gig.
Bride-to-be - Jessika Zebo, former Ireland sprinter and sister of rugby star Simon Zebo.
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

HER rugby star brother Simon Zebo is one of the hottest properties in sport at the moment, following his dazzling debut at Ireland's Six Nations clash with Wales last month.

But former Ireland sprinter Jessika Zebo is now reluctantly in the spotlight – as her sportsman and musician boyfriend's proposal during a live gig in front of hundreds of people became a YouTube hit.

The 28-year-old Cork native broke down in tears when her long-term boyfriend Darragh Graham (28, pictured), of Limerick band Hermitage Green, got down on bended knee and proposed to her in front of a sell-out audience at Dublin's Academy venue last Saturday.

The guitarist and drummer for the five-piece folk rock band took to the microphone and sang a self-penned love song called 'Ma' Lady' before making a beeline across the stage and popping the question.

The 850-strong audience was thrilled. "I sang the song and at the end I said to Jessika 'I must ask you a question' and there was a big roar from the crowd," he told the Irish Independent.

"Jessika was in shock. She hates any attention and she was pretty emotional when she figured out it was a proposal," he said.

"Well, she didn't say anything initially," he added.

"She said afterward that she meant to say yes, but couldn't really speak at the time."

Irish Independent

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