Jamie Heaslip and fiancée Sheena O’Buachalla

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Jamie Heaslip to wed Sheena O’Buachalla this weekend after eight month engagement

Irish rugby star Jamie Heaslip and long-term girlfriend Sheena O’Buachalla will marry in an intimate ceremony this weekend.

The British and Irish Lion popped the question to the former model at Christmas and the pair wasted no time in planning their trip up the aisle.

Heaslip, the vice-captain for Ireland, has been dating Sheena for six years and they bought their first home together in Donnybrook in 2014.

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They are set to exchange vows on Saturday and will be celebrating their reception at the Powerscourt Hotel in Co Wicklow and is set to attract a host of famous sportsmen.

Brian O'Driscoll and wife Amy Huberman, Paul O'Connell, Luke Fitzgerald, Cian Healy, Rob Kearney are all expected to attend the exclusive event.

Sheena, a marketing executive, is the daughter of millionaires Oisín and Sharon O'Buachalla, major figures in the car industry.

They are notoriously private, with the No.8 previously telling the Irish Independent he liked keeping his private life out of the public eye.

"I'm fine talking about rugby, but my private life I like to keep private," he said in 2014. "I don't believe anybody involved in my personal life asked to be talked about, so they don't deserve it," he added.

Meanwhile, he said his other half has never been overly keen on the celebrity side of being a WAG.

 “She loves rugby but has never got caught up in that scene,” Heaslip said of O’Buachalla’s social profile.