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Monday 11 December 2017

Holly takes her mum to see new man Cian playing

MISS Ireland Holly Carpenter is bringing along her "best friend" -- her mum -- to cheer on boyfriend Cian Healy as he lines up for Ireland at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

The 20-year-old told the Herald that she could not wait to see her new man in action on the field as Ireland take on Italy.

And it appears the rugby pro is keen to impress the potential in-laws after scoring match tickets for Holly and her mum Jane.

"I'm only getting into rugby -- my Dad has always been into it, but I never really was. Now I obviously have more of an interest," the Clontarf native revealed. "This weekend's match will be the first I go to and mum and I do everything together, so of course I wanted to go with her."

The leggy brunette met the Leinster and Ireland player last November, before the pair sparked up a romance in January.

Holly divulged that her choices depend hugely on her mum Jane's opinion and was delighted when 24-year-old Cian got the seal of approval.

"Mum gets on really well with him. If she didn't like someone I wouldn't either, to be honest. She's a great judge of character and I'd always listen to her, because I'd never like to hear her say 'I told you so'."

Although she knows a couple of the WAGs from the modelling circuit, Dubliner Holly has yet to officially meet her beau's rugby colleagues.

"It's still early days, I haven't met any of his team mates yet or anything."

labutler@herald.ie

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