Hayley devastated after she splits from footballer St Ledger
MODEL Hayley Ryan is back on the market after a shock split with her footballer beau Sean St Ledger.
The Diary can reveal how the brunette beauty, who dated the Preston defender for six months, is single once more after the two went their separate ways.
St Ledger (25), who will join his teammates on the pitch at the RDS for the Republic of Ireland's friendly tonight against Paraguay, insisted he was now single.
"I'm definitely not with Hayley," he said. "That's been over for a while. I'm 100pc single and enjoying it. I've been on dates but nothing serious.
But Hayley (22) is said to have been left devastated by the split, which insiders claim ended on bad terms.
"Sean is based in the UK and didn't really see their relationship as being too serious," said a source close to the footballer.
"They were just having fun as far as he was concerned and he wasn't in the least impressed when stories about them began to appear in the papers.
"He really values his privacy and likes to keep himself to himself when it comes to his personal life.
"He told Hayley they were finished a couple of months ago and has been making the most of his single life since then.
"They definitely haven't stayed in touch. It wasn't that type of break-up."
The Republic of Ireland defender was spotted letting his hair down at Krystle nightclub on Saturday night, where he joined fellow player Liam Lawrence in the club's VIP area, where guests of the Walkers TVNow Awards enjoyed an exclusive afterparty.
The players were determined not to party too hard, however, given that they were due on the pitch the following day for training at the Ireland squad's seaside training base in Malahide.
The pair admitted they were stunned to hear of their colleague Shane Duffy's near- death experience and described their relief that he looks set to make a full recovery.
And while a host of her Assets modelling pals including Nadia Forde, Rosanna Davison and Suzanne McCabe were all spotted enjoying the festivities in the club, Sean's ex Hayley was nowhere to be seen.
The leggy brunette, who will be familiar to many as the model who appears on the opening credits of TV3's Xpose is said to be among those hightailing it to Marbella this week for the much anticipated Opening Night White Party at Nikki Beach on Thursday night.
Other beauties who have quit Irish shores this week in favour of some fun in the sun include Louise Kavanagh, Miriam O'Callaghan's daughter Allanah McGurk, fellow model Karina Graham and Virginia Macari.