We bring you some distressing news.
You may remember, at the very end of 2014, Sean St Ledger - the man who gave us that brief, flickering moment of hope and glory at Euro 2012 - was kind enough to take a moment out of his evening to pose for a picture with a fan. The fan, in this case, was Taylor Swift.
— Sean St Ledger (@seanstledger12) January 1, 2015
Such a photo set speculation that the two were together running wild. These rumours gained further traction a few months later, when St Ledger remained very coy on RTE, when he was quizzed about it on Soccer Republic. Tony O'Donoghue approached the subject straight on: 'So are you two an item then?'. Here's the reply:
Ehh...that would be an exclusive for RTE, wouldn't it? I'm sitting on the fence, just like you do Tony!
Well, we finally have confirmation that they were never, in fact, going out, courtesy of his Colorado Rapids teammate Kevin Doyle.
Doyle spoke to us on our Football Show, and he broke the bad news: it's not true.
Well, I can confirm Sean's girlfriend took the picture.
I suppose that says it all, doesn't it?
Disappointing. Doyle did remedy this disappointment with a cracking yarn about his French teammate Sebastian Le Toux. The first time Doyle met the Frenchman, Le Toux greeted him with the phrase 'morning horse':
We signed him from Philadelphia a few months ago, and on his first morning he came in and said 'Oh, morning horse'. In a French accent, it sounds so weird. I wasn't sure what he was saying, I thought he was saying something in French.
But the next morning he said it again, so I quizzed him on it. It turns out his best friend is from Mayo, and he had spent some time in Ireland. Obviously, in Mayo, morning horse is a standard greeting.
Doyle also spoke of life in the MLS,how he watched Euro 2016 and how fondly he remembers life at Cork City. There's lots more in the podcast also.
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