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Love match for Leah and her footballer beau

SHE may be in a long-distance relationship with a footballer -- but Irish WAG Leah O'Reilly (left) says it's getting serious.

Model Leah, who previously dated Shamrock Rovers' Stephen Rice, told the Diary she and Sheffield United footballer Danny Jones (24) are going strong.

"It is serious, it's definitely getting there. We have been together nearly a year now, it's going great. The distance is fine, it's working grand. We just communicate a lot," she explained.

And the co-owner of jewellery store Crystals & Co has recently been spending every weekend with her partner. Leah told the Diary that he is injured and has had an operation on his ankle.

The Dublin beauty says she and Danny will spend next weekend with her model pals Jodie Wood and Kerri Ingram.