27 Sept 2022

WATCH: 'I still do a bit of welding on the side' - Offaly models make brilliant TV appearance

A set of model Offaly brothers made their live TV debut on Saturday night's Ray D'Arcy Show.

Birr hurling brothers, Oisin and Ronan Murphy talked to Ray about hurling, appearing in Vogue magazine and walking the catwalks in Milan and Paris.

Oisin hit headlines last summer when he featured in the August issue of Vogue magazine in Paris having caught the eye of editors around the world.

He is relatively new on the modelling scene and was in fact spotted by an agency through his Instagram photos, with U Magazine describing him as, "the hottest homegrown talent we've seen in a while." He followed in the footsteps of older brother Ronan who also models internationally.

Both brothers are signed to the same agency as Haley Bieber, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid. 

Oisin captured the public imagination with his joint hurling and modelling ventures in July when he captained the winning Birr 7-a-side team to the GAA Battle of Champions crown, a tournament that pits All-Ireland club champions from the past against one another. 

He told Ray that his mother was more worried about him getting an injury on the pitch where he still hurls for his native Birr. Despite his meteoric rise to fame, the down-to-earth Offaly man said he still does a bit of welding on the side in the hilarious clip. 

You can watch the clip at the head of this article or catch up on the full interview on the RTÉ Player here.

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