Sexton and Kearney turn on the charm for Leinster's female fans
IT was the turn of the Leinster ladies to shine last night but still the boys couldn't resist getting in on the act.
None more so that Rob Kearney who was raising a few plucked eyebrows by revealing his alternative career path -- as a hairdresser.
The Irish fullback divulged that he probably would have gone down the beauty route if his dream of being a professional rugby player didn't work out.
"I might have had a career in hairdressing," he revealed.
However, his pal Johnny Sexton insisted that the Kildare native would have stepped out as one of Ireland's top models: "Rob would've been a model, definitely. As for me, I'd probably be a failed professional golfer."
Rob (25) also suggested that his girlfriend, actress Susie Amy, wouldn't have given him a look in if he was unknown.
When asked would he be dating the Hollyoaks star if he wasn't famous, the UCD graduate jokingly said: "Absolutely not. It's all because of the rugby, I'll be honest.
"To be fair to Johnny though, he's been with his girlfriend over seven years now, she stuck by him during the tough times."
The two sporting stars were speaking at the sixth annual Leinster Ladies Night at the RDS last night.
Over 300 female supporters turned out to bring some extra magic to the Blues match against the Scarlets and enjoyed an evening of pampering, mojitos and live entertainment before kick-off.
The bash, which was hosted in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness at the Serpentine Hall, saw hundreds arrive to get their make-up and hair done, as well as enjoy a free match programme and goodie bag, before taking to the stands to cheer on the Heineken Cup champs.
A number of WAGs attended the event, including Leo Cullen's wife Darina and Devin Toner's girlfriend, Headchef runner-up Mary Scott.
The brunette beauty, who put on a cookery demonstration for the guests, told the Herald that she'd love the opportunity to make Gordon Darcy and Aoife Cogan's wedding cake this summer.
"I will be offering to do something for them, definitely. If they asked me, I'd love to make something, I'd have to sit down and chat to them about what they wanted, but I'm sure there'd be a few rugby balls and high heels thrown in there."
Mother and daughter Liz and Ginine Power took home the prize for Leinster's Best Dressed Lady of the night.
"We figured that we had to have fascinators, it is Ladies Day after all," Liz said. "Our hats were from Penneys and we spent the day gluing ribbons, feathers, glitter and rugby balls to them."
They were delighted to bag themselves a gift voucher worth €500 for Brown Thomas.
Ian Murray, Marketing Manager of Leinster Rugby, was delighted with the success of the night: "We have 14 home games a year, so we feel it is important to have at least one ladies night. We're hopeful to get a bigger venue next year, too."