Across the water in the Big Apple, RTE presenter Emma Oâ€™Driscoll said â€˜I doâ€™ to selector with the Ardscoil Ris Harty Cup team, Liam Cronin from Cappamore.
At the foot of the Ballyhouras meanwhile, Labour candidate in the General Election, James Heffernan got down on one knee at midnight on Saturday to ask Wexford woman Ciara Gahan for her hand in marriage.
â€œI proposed on the night of the count, on the street in Kilfinane. It was something I had thought about alright and I suppose I could have done with a bit of cheering up that night,â€ said school teacher James, who secured an impressive 7,910 first preferences in the Limerick constituency but lost out a Dail seat.
James and Ciara â€“ who is a first cousin of Irish international footballer Kevin Doyle- first clapped eyes on each other in the Connemara Gaeltacht when they were both doing their training to become primary school teachers.
They didnâ€™t start going out together however, until they returned to the Gaeltacht two and half years ago â€“ this time in Kerry. They waited until after they had purchased the engagement ring in Limerick to reveal their good news and the first person they told was Jamesâ€™s mother Kitty.
â€œCiara said that she had a thorn in her finger and asked her was she any good at taking them out,â€ he joked.
â€œShe had the ring on at that stage,â€ he added.
While there is much talk that James - who is a county councillor - is going for the Senate, he says he hasnâ€™t decided yet. And he revealed that a summer wedding could be on the cards -thatâ€™s summer, according to the 31-year-old.
Meanwhile, popular Limerick presenter Emma Oâ€™Driscoll is still on cloud nine after her boyfriend of six-years, Liam Cronin popped the question in Times Square, New York last week.
The break away was a Christmas present for the â€˜Hubbleâ€™ presenter, but little did she know that the bright lights of the Big Apple were going to bring such delight. â€œIt still hasnâ€™t sunk in,â€ said the Limerick city native. â€œ I wasnâ€™t expecting it at all. Itâ€™s an unbelievable experience.â€ Despite being in one of the busiest cities in the world, Emma, 28, excitedly described the special moment as like being in a â€œbubble.â€
â€œIt was in the middle of Time Square, late in the night. We were standing there taking it all in and next thing he handed me this gorgeous card and asked me to marry him. Itâ€™s one of the busiest places in the world but it felt like we were in our own little bubble. Fair play to him, he pulled it off.â€
Liam, a school teacher from Cappamore, was on the sideline at the Gaelic Grounds last Sunday to watch his side, Ardscoil Ris, overcome Charleville CBS in the Harty Cup final, Of course the next question on everyoneâ€™s lips is whenâ€™s the other big day? â€œEveryoneâ€™s asking me do we have a date, but to be honest Iâ€™m barely coping with whatâ€™s on my hand right now,â€ said Emma.
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