After it was revealed Luke Fitzgerald has found love with UCD student Sadbh Mc Mahon, Independent Style can reveal Irish rugby star Sean O'Brien has been dating Miriam O'Callaghan's daughter Georgia Mc Gurk for more than four months.
The Carlow native (28) is in the early stages of a romance with the DIT student (22) after first hooking up in October and the pair are said to be smitten with one another.
O'Brien, who enjoyed an on/off romance with law student Denise Smyth for two years before ending it for good last summer, is said to be so taken with the blonde beauty she even flew to Paris to support him during Ireland's Six Nations campaign.
The 'Tullow Tank', who is battling a hamstring injury after the Ireland v France clash in February, invited his new girlfriend to join them in the City of Light to meet the other rugby WAGs on the scene.
Former NFL lineman Ryan O' Callaghan, who recently came out as gay, explains why he thinks the NFL is ready for an openly gay player in the locker room, and what it would mean for a superstar to come out.He started with his best friend, then flew back to home to tell his family and after that told Scott Pioli, then-general manager of the Chiefs.“Dude, it’s OK,” O’Callaghan recalled Pioli saying befor the GM jokingly added, “Just don’t grab my butt.”O’Callaghan said he was stunned by the acceptance and, soon after retiring from the NFL after the 2011 season, had to work on an unexpected plan — how to live.“Wow, Ryan,’’ Wilson said then, “you’re story could help other people.’’A year later, he started dating for the first time.In 2014, when he was inducted to the Shasta County Sports Hall of Fame in Redding, he brought his then-boyfriend to the event.But O’Callaghan did not decide to tell his story until he spoke to for a story that published June 20.Since then, he said, he’s been overwhelmed with the positive response that included many emails, one which started out, “Ryan, you saved my life today.’’“I know I’ve made a difference,’’ O’Callaghan said.“I heard from a father who’s teenage son came out and he’d disowned him.(The father) emailed me saying how the article opened his eyes.“I was hoping people would reach out.That’s why I did it, to help people.’’The affinity for Fox News, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh?O’Callaghan said he was using that the same way he used football — as a cover.With training camps underway and the 2017 NFL season approaching, O’Callaghan expresses no interest in the sport. He has been unable to work since 2012 and is on permanent disability as a result of injuries sustained in the NFL.Most of his memorabilia, including a commemorative ball from the Super Bowl, stays in a back room.“I’ll never love it,’’ he said. I’m not going to act like it was the worst thing in the world. They looked at it as a job and I looked at it as a job, and a beard.’’Wilson said O’Callaghan is one of a handful of gay players she had treated between the early 1990s and 2014, when she stopped working with the NFL to focus on her job as Vice Chancellor of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.