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Monday 11 December 2017

Sandwich and day at cattlemart... is this most unromantic husband?

HE proposed over a sausage sambo and brought his wife to a cattlemart on Valentine's Day -- Niall Dillon is officially Ireland's most unromantic man.

Irish men rank pretty low when it comes to romantic gestures.

But spare a thought for Christa (31), the wife of Niall Dillon (30).

Roses and chocolates may be the standards for a lot of men on February 14, but Niall's idea of romance really takes the biscuit.

"On our very first Valentine's Day together we shared a packed of Maryland biscuits," Christa said.

"Last Valentine's Day he brought me to a cattlemart."

The farming couple who live in Kilbeggan, Westmeath first fell in love over a bale of hay.

"He sold me hay for my horses," Christa told the Herald. "I went to his farm and that's where we met."

And Niall's idea of a marriage proposal was unconventional

"He proposed to me over a sausage sandwich," Christa said. "He was making the sandwich and turned around to me and said 'So do you fancy it? Will we get married?"

"He just isn't romantic, it's just not his way," Christa said. "He's great in so many other ways, so I don't mind."

Niall got a surprise when his other half had nominated him for the first competition to find Ireland's Most Unromantic Man -- which he won.

"I'm not romantic at all -- but I have my moments," he said.

The couple won a week at the five-star Le Meridien Spa and Resort near Limassol, Cyprus.

To nominate your partner, log onto www.mostunromanticman.ie with a description and photos.

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