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Wednesday 19 December 2018

Double delight for dad-to-be Bernard as twins on the way

Bernard and Keira reveal their news
Bernard and Keira reveal their news

GAA star Bernard Brogan and his wife Keira will soon be parents.

Not only that, they're expecting twins, the Herald can reveal.

Announcing news of the pregnancy, Dublin ace Bernard shared a photo of him and his heavily pregnant wife soaking up the sun.

He captioned the photo "Here's to summer 2018".

Bernard (34) and Keira are due to welcome their first child in the coming weeks.

They were inundated with congratulations after announcing the news.

Fellow Dublin footballer Paul Flynn was one of the first to send his best wishes.

Bernard's fans already have high hopes for his children.

One said he will have "a future Dublin player in the making". Another said it would be "an All-Ireland baby".

The couple's announcement is similar to that of former Kerry footballer Paul Galvin and his wife, Today FM host Louise Duffy.

The broadcaster kept her baby news secret for months, announcing it with a picture of her bump only in recent weeks.

Speculation

Bernard and Keira are starting their family a year-and-a-half after they tied the knot , when the church in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, was packed with members of the All-Ireland- winning Dublin team.

Bernard's brothers, Alan and Paul, served as groomsmen, while his former teammate Ross McConnell was best man.

Guests included Dubs goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton, Philly McMahon, Paul Flynn, Jason Sherlock, Paddy Andrews and Eamonn Fennell.

Following the ceremony, the couple enjoyed a plush reception at the Mount Juliet Hotel.

It wasn't long before there was speculation as to when Bernard and Keira would start a family, but he insisted at the time that they were both just enjoying being newlyweds.

"It's the natural course of things," said Bernard. "When you're going out with someone, they're pressuring you to get married, then they're pressuring you to have kids.

"No one's ever happy to stay in the moment and enjoy it. We just moved into a new house and stuff, so we'd a lovely marriage, a lovely couple of weeks away.

"It seems like a million years ago because I was straight back into training, so it seems like a long time ago, but it's really positive."

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