perfect match  | 

Ireland Rugby's Eimear Considine celebrates 'best day of my life' as she marries GAA star Dean Ryan

Friends and fellow sports stars attended the couple’s big day
Eimear and Dean on their big day.

Eimear and Dean on their big day.

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

Ireland Rugby's Eimear Considine declared this day “the best day of my life” as she got married in Doolin to GAA Dean Ryan.

Sharing a beautiful picture of herself and Dean on Instagram, the new bride is seen in a stunning white gown from Ennis Bridal Boutique while the groom is wearing an eye-catching suit from Patrick Bourke's Menswear.

Eimear's maid of honour was her sister Ailish, who is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Adelaide Football Club.

And a number of other familiar faces including rugby stars Laura Conneely and Hannah O'Connor and Clare footballers Keelan Sexton, Jamie Malone and Podge Collins attended the couple’s big day.

The first dance was ‘You've Got the Love’ by Florence and the Machine and Ennis man John Burns conducted the beautiful ceremony.

Eimear told RSVP Live: "We are probably the only couple in the world that brought our date forward but it’s fine, it has worked out well.

"It only felt real this week because there were so many obstacles to jump through before the wedding because of Covid.

"We were engaged for two years and there was no sign of a pandemic at the time. We feel so lucky that we got to go ahead with the wedding.

"So many people had to change their plans because of Covid but we only had to change because of rugby."

Eimear will once again represent Ireland at the Rugby World Cup, which takes place in New Zealand this autumn.

Today's Headlines

More Celebrity

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices