Dubs hunk Eamon scores model role with top agency
Dublin GAA hunk Eamon Fennell has just scored himself a contract with a top model agency.
The Diary can reveal how the strapping 6ft 4ins midfielder, who appeared on TV3's Take Me Out last week, has been snapped up by John Compton, who has taken him on to his agency's books.
And the 26-year-old DCU student, who's out of action for at least another five weeks after suffering a hip injury, explained how he's hoping to carve out a lucrative sideline in modelling while he completes his studies.
"I'm not familiar with the industry but I know a few people involved in modelling and they all recommended John's agency. He's a lovely fella and I trust his judgment, so we'll just see how things go," he said.
The midfielder appears to be following in the footsteps of fellow GAA star Paul Galvin in seeking the limelight. Eamon caused a huge stir after his stint on TV3's Take Me Out, when he left a big impression on the single ladies. But even though he was seen walking off with the the girl at the end of his successful stint on the show, he still spent Valentine's Day alone. The Dubliner scored himself a date with Tipperary beauty Emma Russell after saying how he was "really into her from the start", with the two heading off for a date in Shifters.
Yet the hunky Dub has confirmed that he is still young, free and single.
"I didn't do anything major for Valentine's Day, I just took it easy," he explained. "Myself and Emma are just friends now. She's a sound girl and everything but there's no romance there. I'm still single," he continued.
There has been some criticism of the 30 single women who appear on the show, with claims that they are far too critical of the bachelors who put themselves up for the programme.
And he admits that appearing on the show certainly left its mark on him.
"I'm still jumping every time I hear a buzzer, even it it's only the doorbell! When you're straight into the lion's den, it's a bit daunting all right, but I wouldn't have a bad word to say about any of the girls on the show.
"It was a good bit of craic, lots of banter all right but I didn't get too much of a slagging from my mates," he added.
During his stint on the show, he said he was looking for a "GAA WAG".
"I have been single for about four or five years. I've done the single life and I am looking to settle down now and hopefully get a nice girl on the arm to go to these award shows and all the nights out," he said.
"I'd love someone to have the craic with."