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Stampede of women fails to stop Daithi from tying knot with gorgeous Rita

NEWLY weds Daithi and Rita O Se will continue their wedding celebrations this evening with a party for friends and family.

The couple, who tied the knot in Dingle, Co Kerry, were today heading back to west Kerry where the celebrations will continue.

The pair met at the Rose of Tralee in 2008, when he was a judge and she was an entrant in the pageant representing New Jersey.

They returned to the Carlton Hotel in Tralee for their wedding reception, a venue close to the hearts of the couple as it was where they first met.

On his arrival at the church, Daithi was greeted by loud cheers before a stampede of women rushed to hug him.

"There's no pulling out now, I suppose," joked Daithi, who had arrived on foot with his brother and best man, Caoimhin.

"Now, if it's all right, I have to get married," he said.

The bride didn't keep anyone waiting, arriving at 2pm with her dad Mike, in a white Chrysler, just after her matron of honour and six bridesmaids.

She was greeted by equally loud cheers while her visibly emotional father wiped tears from his face.

hnews@herald.ie