Evanne Ní Chuilinn announces third pregnancy, pulls out from Olympics coverage 2 months ago

Evanne Ní Chuilinn announces third pregnancy, pulls out from Olympics coverage

"We're delighted."

Evanne Ní Chuilinn has announced that she will not be travelling to Tokyo to cover the Olympics this year as she is expecting her third child.

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The RTÉ Sport presenter shared the happy news yesterday, saying that she had undergone IVF to help her and husband Brian Fitzsimons conceive.

She told the RTÉ Guide that they had been trying for another baby for the past three years.

"We're delighted," she said. "It's been a long road. People are shocked when I tell them because I think they make assumptions when you have a nine and a six-year-old, that you're done. Thankfully IVF worked first time.”

“It's disheartening each month when it doesn't happen for you and people don't really talk about it. Everyone has a journey with that stuff and this has been ours."

Ní Chuilinn and Fitzsimons already share two children, nine-year-old son Séimí and six-year-old daughter Péigí. The couple tied the knot in 2013.

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The sports journalist said that this year she will cover the Paralympics from RTÉ, rather than travelling to Tokyo unvaccinated.

“I love the Olympics and I was meant to go to out there,” she said. "But I'm pulling out for the best possible reason and for the only reason I would pull out; for my family and my health.

"Even pre-Covid, I probably wouldn't have travelled as I get so sick with hyperemesis, I wouldn't be able for it.

“I feel so grateful to be where I am, even though I'm so sick."