Monday 10 December 2018

Nice day for a blue wedding as Dubs Fiona and Paul tie the knot

Dublin stars Paul Flynn and Fiona Hudson after their wedding
Dublin stars Paul Flynn and Fiona Hudson after their wedding

The snow fell before the wedding of Dublin GAA stars Fiona Hudson and Paul Flynn at the weekend, but the skies were still well and truly blue for the football heroes.

It was the cherry on top of a perfect year for the couple, who both won All-Ireland medals for their county in the Ladies' and Men's football championships.

The pair said "I do" in a romantic ceremony in Virginia, Co Cavan, with a reception in Virginia Park Lodge in front of their family and friends.

The bride wore a classic white wedding gown, while her bridesmaids were pretty in pink.

The bridal party included Fiona's sisters Karen and Sarah, and friends Grace Gibson, Lauren Carroll and Catherine Keaney.

Fellow Dublin GAA star Darren Daly, who is Paul's brother-in-law, served as best man, while groomsmen were Paul's brother Fergus, friend David Killeen, nephew Cian Daly and Fiona's brother Liam. CELEBRATING Several legendary Dubs players were in attendance at the bash, including Bernard Brogan, Cian O'Sullivan, Philly McMahon, Paddy Andrews, Eoghan O'Gara, Stephen Cluxton, Cormac Costello, Con O'Callaghan, James McCarthy and Dean Rock.

Dublin Ladies stars Niamh McEvoy, who is dating Dean Rock, and Aoife Kane, girlfriend of Con O'Callaghan, were also celebrating with the happy couple.

Dublin manager Jim Gavin and former boss Pat Gilroy were also in attendance at the ceremony.

Paul and Fiona have been together for more than a decade.

Speaking recently about their plans for the ceremony, Paul admitted he let his bride lead the way with looking after their special day.

"Fiona is definitely more prepared," he told VIP Magazine.

"There's no question, anything that has been lacklustre in the preparation has been because I was supposed to do it.

"She has been brilliant, and I'm just kind of taking her guidance."

Prior to the wedding, the couple admitted they were having trouble getting enough time to see each other, with the demands of training getting in the way.

"Sometimes the training nights can clash, or sometimes we might be training opposite nights so won't see much of each other," said Paul.

"We're passionate about the sport and we want to be the best we can."

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