Saturday 20 January 2018

Rob lines out for wrap party

International rugby player Rob Kearney
International rugby player Rob Kearney
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

Industrious and super stylish sister and brother business team, Vanessa and Marcus Mac Innes, were this week marking the latest chapter of their partnership with one of the rugby world's most wanted men . . . Leinster's Rob Kearney.

The Carlingford man -- who made all our hearts beat faster with his incredible try in the ill-fated All Blacks game -- has joined the Mac Innes siblings as a business partner in Industry & Co, a home and lifestyle store on Dublin's Drury Street.

And tomorrow the store should turn into something of a Santa destination when Rob lines out to spend three hours on present wrapping duty between 2pm and 5pm.

"I'm really looking forward to it," said Rob, who admitted to being something of a Christmas traditionalist when I met up with him this week at the Druid's Glen Resort in Co Wicklow.

Rob is one of the new ambassadors for the resort, along with his little brother Dave and Leinster colleagues Ian Madigan, Leo Cullen and Fergus McFadden, but instead of talking golf, I hounded the boys for clues about what they were buying for Christmas.

The Leinster squad have a Secret Santa where they each draw a name from a hat and one small token to leave under the club's Christmas tree.

Meanwhile, back in Drury Street, the Industry team were this week toasting their plans to expand in the 5,000 sq ft premises with an exciting healthy food offer.

The Mac Innes's very dapper photographer dad Justin will be well known to lots of socialites and politicians alike, as he has snapped most of them -- always dressed in a sharp pinstripe suit. Fashion will be part of the forthcoming offer at the store, so watch out Tommy Bowe, Rob Kearney could be a sartorial rival for men's backs in 2014.

-- LB

Irish Independent

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