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..I'm too old to be a Wag! SOCCER WIFE GILLIAN QUINN IS AS STRIKING AS EVER BUT ADMITS..

Byline: LEANNE SMYTH Smyth   , Dame Ethel Mary 1858-1944.

British composer and writer whose March of the Women (1911) served as an anthem for the suffrage movement in England.
 

SEXY soccer wife Gillian Gil´li`an

n. 1. A girl; esp., a wanton; a gill.
 Quinn yesterday said she's too old to be thought of as a Wag.

The Dublin-born model, 38, who has been married to former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Niall for almost 20 years ago, added it's up to players and their partners to behave themselves if they want to avoid so-called media intrusion.

But brunette Gillian insisted she is definitely not a typical Wag and explained that she is too old to hold that title.

She said: "I am way too old to be a Wag. I'm old enough now at this stage to be their mothers.

"I think that the only thing that has changed since Niall was playing football is the money. Everything else is really the same. They do get a bit more attention nowadays but if they behave themselves then they will be fine."

Gillian has branched out from her successful modelling career and is now on the other side of the camera to present a Kildare-based show.

She added: "I am really busy with Kildare TV. I have my own show on a Saturday night.

"We cover everything that's going on in Kildare and it's all internetbased.

"It has been keeping me really busy since June.

"Our viewers are increasing every month, we started off at 10,000 viewers every month but now we are almost up to 40,000." Speaking at the launch of the Kinect Experiential ex·pe·ri·en·tial  
adj.
Relating to or derived from experience.



ex·peri·en
 Centre on Dublin's Grafton Street, Gillian said coming home to Ireland was a good move for her family.

But the devoted mother of two admitted it is tough on Niall due to his commitments as Sunderland chairman.

She said: "It was good to move back to Ireland.

"We lived in the UK for 13 years but we always planned to come back. It's been great. It is hard for Niall though because he still works in England and he has to travel back and forth all the time. It's a lot tougher for him."

Gillian graced Dublin's most popular shopping street yesterday along with her children Mikey, 13, and 16-year-old Aisling to promote the latest Kinect for the Xbox 360, which is a controller-free games console.

And Gillian added she hopes kids and families will use it to help them get the exercise they need.

She said: "It's such an active type of game so we were delighted to get involved.

"We are all really sporty sport·y  
adj. sport·i·er, sport·i·est
1. Appropriate for sport or participation in sports.

2. Exhibiting sportsmanship; sporting.

3. Flashy; jazzy.
 and active. I would never promote something that would encourage kids to sit around all day.

"You are up jumping around when you are playing it."

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BUSY Niall Quinn
For the racing driver, see Niall Quinn (racing driver).


Niall John Quinn (Honorary) MBE (b. October 6, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland) is a former Irish international footballer, and the current chairman of Sunderland AFC.
 BALANCING ACT Gillian Quinn and her children Aisling and Mikey launch the Kinect Experiential Centre in Dublin yesterday
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Oct 12, 2010
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