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He was dressed as Ian Rush on his stags weekend and is a big fan of Robin Thicke.

1. He was dressed as Ian Rush for his stags

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He went to west Clare dressed like this last weekend. “My brother is a Liverpool fan and I’m Everton,” he says. “When we were kids he be Ian Rush and I’d be Graeme Sharpe or one of the strikers.

(During the stags) Everytime we pulled in I had to walk in on my own and order a drink. We had a great weekend.”

2. He’s getting married in France on Saturday week

On proposing to his partner Emily, he said:  “We went for a picnic with our son Paddy and I had a knee injury at the time so I didn’t get down on one knee which I regret as that’s what people always ask.”

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When asked for his favourite songs, he gave these answers:

3. Scream and Shout – and Britney

“When I arrived home from the Lions Tour, Emily collected me and played this song. Paddy was singing along in the back.”

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4. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke featuring TI & Pharrell Williams

It reminds him the recent Lions Tour to Australia. “It’s probably a bit young for me but I like it. It’s a cool song. This would be the first song played when we got on the bus.”

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5. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears

“When we were celebrating winning the Heineken Cup I was in Nancy Blake’s Pub in Limerick and I remember Sky Sports were playing this montage with me and ROG at the end.”

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6. Elbow – One Day Like This

“It became the song of the Grandslam in 2009. I love this song. It sends me back to good time and good memories.”

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Listen to the full interview on RTE Radio 1

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