Greg O’Shea has opened up about the highs and lows of life, by writing a poem to mark one year since he entered the Love Island villa.
The rugby star, who went on to win the reality show alongside Amber Gill, described the past year as “beautifully hectic”.
Taking to Instagram, the Limerick native wrote: “Exactly 1 year since I entered Love Island! It’s difficult to express in a caption how the experience has been.”
“I do however want to thank you for following me on my journey so far, your support means more to me than you’ll ever know. In return for your kindness, I wrote a short poem for you. I hope enjoy it!”
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Exactly 1 year since I entered Love Island! It’s difficult to express in a caption how the experience has been. I do however want to thank you for following me on my journey so far, your support means more to me than you’ll ever know. In return for your kindness, I wrote a short poem for you. I hope enjoy it! 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐛 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐞, 𝐎𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬. 𝐈 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐥𝐥-𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝, 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐎𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝. 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭, 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐜𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭. 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐍𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐌𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭. 𝐀𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐬𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬, 𝐊𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐛𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐒𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜, 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝. 𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐭, 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐈’𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐢𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭. 𝐆𝐎𝐒.
The 25-year-old shared a photo posing in Dublin’s Temple Bar, alongside the following poem:
“Peaceful pint at the pub
I begin to reminisce,
On this day and this month
But one year amiss.
I arrived on a shore
Final entry to the home
Of which many is shared.
Perfectly imperfect people
Plenty of laughs and tears
Even the occasional bout.”
“Distant memories now
My short journey on the Island
Although shunned and abused
For pursuing my dreams,
Known only to few
The truth behind the scenes.”
“The past year of my life
So beautifully hectic,
Not a thing I would change
Though very unexpected.
Let’s hope the future is kind
Loving and pleasant,
For now I’ll sit here happy
With where I am present.”
The news comes after Greg recently opened up about the online hate he received after splitting from Amber Gill.
In an exclusive interview with Goss.ie, Greg revealed he “lost 400,000 followers” after Amber claimed the rugby star had “dumped her by text”.
Speaking on an episode of Goss Chats, Greg said: “Hashtag #unfollow Greg was trending on Twitter.”
“I remember someone screenshot and sent it to me, I was like ‘oh my God’. Like I think it was 400,000 people unfollowed me in the space of a couple of weeks.”
“People kind of got the wrong story, they just saw ‘Greg breaks up with Amber of text’. There was so much more to it,” he explained.
“We were in person, we were FaceTiming, there was phone calls, back and forth, and then just one thing comes out.”
“There’s no point in even fighting it because you’re just fighting a losing battle,” he admitted.
Greg, 25, then revealed the pair have since been in touch and are on good terms.
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