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Rugby legend Gordan D'Arcy insists there is NO rivalry with teammates' new pub


Rugby star Gordan D’Arcy has insisted that there is no rivalry between his fellow rugby pals when it comes to the pub business.

The rugby legend said there is no competition between his pub The Exchequer and the Bridge 1859 as he wish the lads all the best with the venture.

The Bridge 1859 which is owned by Rob and Dave Kearney, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien opened its doors for business last week.

But when asked if there was any rivalry between the lads, Gordan told Goss.ie: “Absolutely not.”

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He added: “Hopefully I’m going to get in for breakfast there tomorrow morning. It looks fantastic, it really does.

“They’re four great guys, I met there other business partner who is a lovely guy. I think they’ve got some great ideas and I am wishing them all the best.

“They’ve got a brilliant business man with them, he runs a pub and that’s all you need.

“You need someone to know the industry and they have that so they are going to do very well and they are four very smart individuals so they’ll do fine.”

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Speaking at the Barretstown Ball this weekend, Gordan also told Goss.ie that is so supportive of his pals new pub – he is even eyeing up the menu.

“I saw the lobster on Instagram this morning so I am looking forward to trying that shortly,” he said.

He was joined at the charity event – one of the biggest to take place in Ireland this year – by Jonathan Rhys Meyers.