Limerick football star pops the question

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

COUNTY Limerick’s most eligible bachelor, footballer John Galvin, is officially off the market after getting down on bended knee and popping the question to the love of his life, Liane Cherry.

COUNTY Limerick’s most eligible bachelor, footballer John Galvin, is officially off the market after getting down on bended knee and popping the question to the love of his life, Liane Cherry.

The star midfielder whose brooding good looks have earned him many female admirers, is to say ‘I do’ to the lovely Liane from Cratloe next year.

The Croom farmer said he left the city hairdresser “shocked and dumbfounded” when he caught her off-guard with his romantic proposal.

“She had no idea it was coming,” he said.

“She was upstairs and I called her down. I was in the sitting room on my knees with a bunch of flowers and a ring. I didn’t get a yes out of her for about a minute and a half. She can never take me seriously – she thought I was only messing with her at the time,” he joked.

Liane, who works as a hairdresser in Le Chocolat salon in Limerick city, picked up her ring from Matthew Stephens jewellers in Limerick city at the end of last week.

“I had a ring for the occasion but she only actually got ‘the’ ring last Thursday in Matthew Stephens in Limerick,” he said.

The 31-year-old had known Liane for some years but only starting dating the 28-year-old, a year and a half ago after building up a close friendship through the on-line social network site, Facebook.

“I have known her for a long time through a friend but I suppose we started flirting on Facebook,” he explained.

The marriage proposal he said was “just the right time”.