GetSetGo Sits Down WIth Ambassador Rob Kearney

GetSetGo Sits Down WIth Ambassador Rob Kearney

May 10, 2024

GetSetGo were thrilled to have the opportunity to sit down and chat with our new brand ambassador and Irish Rugby legend, Rob Kearney.

What have you been doing since you officially retired?

Lots of different things really! I am operationally involved in a number of my businesses. I do rugby punditry on Virgin Media, collaborate with both new and existing sponsors and also work part-time with Elkstone, a Dublin-based wealth management business.

What has been the highlight of your sporting career?

I think I will always consider the Grand Slam 2009 in Cardiff as the one career highlight!

How would you sum up Ireland's rugby performance at the Six Nations?

I think it was good without being great. It’s strange to say that given we were the eventual winners but the upcoming summer tour against South Africa will be the real test.

Is the current Ireland rugby team the best?

I believe it's certainly among the top three best of all time. However, to truly earn the title of the best Irish team, they would need to progress beyond the quarterfinals at the World Cup. Ireland has performed extremely well in many domains; sports, arts and more in recent months, what are your views on the talent coming out of Ireland?

I think we have always batted so far above our weight as a small country. We now consider ourselves as being world leaders in so many different walks of life and rightfully so, we have earned the right.

Was it hard to adjust to a new routine after retiring?

It definitely took some time. I was mindful to be patient and give myself time to make the transition.

How has your life changed since becoming a father?

Massive change and for the better, I love being a dad even if it means less free time and lots of sleepless nights.

What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

What goes around comes around.

What advice would you give to any aspiring future sport stars?

Talent is worth nothing without hard work - everyone at the top has talent, you have to want it more than those you’re competing against.

Who has been the biggest influence on your life?

My dad has been incredibly supportive throughout my journey. He's never been pushy, but rather kept me grounded while encouraging continuous improvement.

Who was your toughest opponent?

Julian Savea - New Zealand.

You can have four dinner party guests. Who would they be?

Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali.