Saturday 10 December 2016

Newlywed Ireland star James McClean puts honeymoon on hold to focus on Euros

Published 24/05/2016 | 07:27

James McClean and wife Erin as they leave the church in Derry. Picture: North West Newspix
James McClean and wife Erin as they leave the church in Derry. Picture: North West Newspix
James McClean and fiancée Erin Connor
James McClean, who scored Ireland’s second goal against Slovakia, celebrates with his biggest fan, daughter Allie-Mae (2), at the end of the game. Photo: David Maher, Sportsfile

Talk about dedication to the cause.

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Ireland winger James McClean has put his honeymoon on hold to prepare for the Euro 2016 campaign.

After tying the knot with his long-term partner Erin Connor in his native Derry last weekend, it was back to business for the West Brom footballer yesterday as he lined out for training in Dublin.

The couple, who have been together for six years, have two children, Allie Mae (2) and eight-month-old James Jnr.

James McClean and fiancée Erin Connor
James McClean and fiancée Erin Connor

They got engaged three years ago, but it will be some time before they get to celebrate being husband and wife with a honeymoon as McClean is preparing for Friday's friendly match against the Nether- lands.

Read more: Match of the day for Ireland star James McClean as he weds sweetheart Erin

He will then fly to France with the rest of the squad to get ready for the European Championships.

Ireland will begin their campaign against Sweden on June 13 in Paris' Stade de France before taking on Belgium in Bordeaux on June 18.

James McClean, who scored Ireland’s second goal against Slovakia, celebrates with his biggest fan, daughter Allie-Mae (2), at the end of the game. Photo: David Maher, Sportsfile
James McClean, who scored Ireland’s second goal against Slovakia, celebrates with his biggest fan, daughter Allie-Mae (2), at the end of the game. Photo: David Maher, Sportsfile

James and Erin enjoyed a low-key weekend at home with their families after their wedding in St Colum's Church in the Maiden City.

Erin turned heads in a fitted mermaid-style gown with a sweetheart neckline, while James went for an all-black velvet ensemble.

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