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Going glam with the Dub WAGS

BEHIND every good man stands a strong woman -- and the Dublin GAA WAGs are no different.

The women behind Dublin's All-Ireland winning team have spoken of their joy at seeing their other halves win the Sam Maguire.

In an interview with glossy magazine VIP, five of the women reveal that their husbands and partners still know how to romance them despite their hectic training schedules.



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Dublin stars Alan and Bernard Brogan, inset above, were eager to see how their partners looked -- and their beaming smiles hint they might just be happy with the results.

Lydia Brogan, the wife of Alan Brogan, describes her husband as a "romantic" who adores their two-year-old son Jamie, who was brought onto the pitch at Croke Park minutes after Dublin won the All-Ireland.

"I brought him to the Leinster Final and Alan lifted him up at the end when they won the cup. That was amazing."

Lydia is now returning to college to study for a Masters in Education Psychology but says Dublin's celebrations will "continue a long time".

Leslie Walsh, the 25-year-old advertising executive dating Alan's younger brother Bernard, told how she first met the Dublin player in a spa bath in DCU. And she had no idea who he was.

"I was never into GAA. When I first met Bernard, I didn't have a clue who he was. Since then, I've started to get into it and I go to all the matches now," she said.

"The commitment and dedication he gives to football is unbelievable. I can't tell you how much I admire him. Someone so passionate deserves to win at least 10 Sam Maguires -- but we'll start with this one."

Barrister Jody Hannon (32) spoke of looking forward to her wedding to Denis Bastick.

The South African native said: "I am delighted and thrilled that all his hard work and sacrifices have paid off.

"It was supreme for him and all of the team to have reached their ultimate sporting goal."

Jean Cooney, who is with Philly McMahon, and Fiona Hudson, who is in a relationship with Paul Flynn, also feature in the spread.

Check out the full interview in this week's VIP magazine, out now.

jlast@herald.ie