McAteers the knot in Limerick

As Munster rugby celebrated their victory over Leinster in Limerick, at the weekend, a Red of a different stripe was also celebrating after walking down the aisle in the Treaty City.

McAteers the knot in Limerick

Republic of Ireland and Liverpool soccer hero Jason McAteer played a blinder when he said ‘I do’ on Saturday.

St Mary’s Cathedral, on Athlunkard St, was the venue for the match-up of the ex-midfielder and his bride Lucy Edwards.

Famous faces from the world of football flew in including fellow former Ireland players Ronnie Whelan, John Aldridge and Kevin Kilbane. Past Liverpool FC heroes John Barnes and former Anfield manager Roy Evans were also guests.

Ex-Liverpool FC, Real Madrid, and Manchester City FC sensation Steve McMananman, appeared as chief usher along, with Zahid Djani and Lucy’s brother, James Edwards.

McMananman’s daughters Ella and Lara and son Lucas, acted as flower girls and page boy, while his wife Victoria, a barrister, was matron of honour.

Lucy’s bridesmaids Carly Edwards, Lucinda Braithwaite, Jennifer Walsh, and Clare Omar, all wore navy dresses, while McAteer’s best man was longlife friend, Paul O’Donnell.

On Saturday morning the former player tweeted: “Showtime.!”

The newlyweds partied the night away at a lavish reception at Dromoland Castle in Co Clare.

Prior to his big day, McAteer confirmed he wouldn’t waste his time by inviting former Irish teammate Roy Keane. The pair fell out when McAteer criticised Keane’s infamous exit from the 2002 World Cup.

Asked if he had sent an invite to Keano, he laughed: “No I didn’t, I don’t think I’d waste the paper.”

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