The big day has arrived for Mountrath native Michael Boyhan.
The Laois man will appear on First Dates Ireland tonight in the final episode of the current series.
Speaking to Will Faulkner on Midlands 103, Boyhan revealed he is bracing himself for a bit of a slagging when the show airs this evening.
He said: “I’ve been watching it for the last few years and I applied for the craic, never expected anything and it just spiraled from there.
“I ended up on the tele and I’m wide open for a bit of ferocious slagging tonight.
“I’ve already got it and they only saw seven seconds of it last week so what will it be like tonight?”
Michael can’t say too much about how his date went, but he did say it was a ‘great night’.
He said: “It turned out be a great night. We just got talking and chatting. We were talking about what she was doing with her life and what she would like to do and what I was doing.”
He also revealed how the First Dates Ireland experience has changed him.
He said: “My love life up to this point has been married to sport. For the last couple of years, I went back to college and did a degree in IT Carlow.
“I have a huge interest in fitness, coaching and development and unfortunately women weren’t part of it.
“But I think it is time to row back on the sports for a while because I am not getting any younger.”
After the success of Camross native Eoin Scully on last year’s show, we’re sure producers of the popular dating series were chomping at the bit to get another Laois man on the screen.
The Mountrath man is a familiar face to those on the Laois hurling and camogie scenes.
He has been involved in both hurling and camogie underage setups, and came into the Laois U-20 hurling backroom team in a strength and conditioning role alongside manager David Cuddy.
In 2017 he was strength and conditioning coach with the Laois minor hurling team and was also involved as a hurling coach in Mountrath Community School.
In 2018, he was an integral part of the management team for Slieve Bloom who won the Intermediate hurling title in Laois – defeating Camross in the final.
Boyhan and his family will be watching tonight’s episode in Sox’s Bar in Mountrath this evening.
Will Michael find love? Tune in tonight at 9.30pm on RTE 2 to find out.
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