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Good ruck Irish rugby star Joey Carbery announces engagement to long-time love Robyn

The pair have been together for over 6 years

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Irish rugby star Joey Carbery has announced his engagement.

The 26-year-old popped the question to his longtime love Robyn Flanagan on November 23rd while holidaying in New York.

Taking to Instagram to share their happy news, the couple posed together showing off Robyn’s stunning diamond ring.

Friends of the couple shared their congratulations.

Influencer Niamh Cullen wrote: “Biggest congratulations.” With CJ Stander’s wife Jean Marie adding: “Oh wow. Congratulations guys! Fantastic news!

Rugby stars Dave Kearney, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip and Tommy Bowe all shared their congratulations with the couple.

“Incredible news. Buzzing for you two,” said former Love Island winner Greg O’Shea

Picture This singer Ryan Hennessy was also among well wishers.

The couple, who both hail from Athy, Co Kildare have been together for over six years.

In August, the couple moved in together with their adorable dogs Harry and Toby.

While Joey plays for Ireland’s national rugby team, and Munster, Robyn is a buyer for fashion giant Penneys.

Earlier this month Robyn shared an adorable snap of the pair after Ireland beat the All Blacks 29-20 at the Aviva stadium.

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Joey scored three crucial penalties against the New Zealand side when he came on as a substitute for injured Johnny Sexton.

The Ireland-born, New Zealand raised Joey was out of the international game for 23 months prior due to an injury, and only returned to duty in July 2021.

Ireland captain for the match, Peter O'Mahony, praised him amid his return.

“It’s great to have him back. He had a rough 18-month period and he’s an incredible professional. He kept his head down, stuck at it, and he’s gathered momentum now that he didn’t have for a long time just by putting games back-to-back.”

"He’s been around the environment and not just rehabbing. Once you’re back in the squad, it’s different.”

“It’s tough when you’re rehabbing, I’ve been there and it’s a tough old period but he’s come back and he’s added to the environment, added to the enjoyment, preparation and performance side of things.

"He’s driving that on and he’s growing in experience, which is important for him. He’s only young, so he’s getting there.”

Carbery went on to be part of the starting line-up against Argentina, helping Ireland to win three out of three Autumn International Series matches. During the match he scored six conversions and two penalties (18 points) helping the team to win 53-7.

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