Tuesday 24 January 2017

Irish rugby player Sean Cronin weds long-term love Claire Mulcahy

Published 12/06/2015 | 20:19

12/6/2015 Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy who today married at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.
Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy who today married at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of rish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Seans Parents, John and Noelle Cronin, Castletroy. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Rob Kearney and Jess Redden. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were (Seans Aunt, Uncle and Cousins) Christopher, Evelyn, Marianne and Chris Cuthill. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick was Paul O' Connell, having a quick word with (left) Pat Shortt. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 (centre) Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin with from left to right, brothers, Liam, Colm and Neill Cronin, With best man Fergus McFadden. Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy Wedding, St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Emily and Paul O' Connell. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Bridesmaids Fiona Quirke, Judith and Niamh Mulcahy and Claire O' Sullivan. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of rish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Mary Scotta nd Leinster Rugby player Devin Toner. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick was Sean O' Brien. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 (parents) Ger and Vera Mulcahy with Claire Mulcahy and Sean Cronin after the ceremony. St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Paul O' Connel and Wife Emily greet Claire Mulcahy and Sean Cronin after the ceremony. St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Johhny Sexton and Wife Laura greet Claire Mulcahy and Sean Cronin after the ceremony. St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Ger Mulcahy with Daughter and Bride Claire Mulcahy. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Bridesmaids Claire O' Sullivan, Niamh Mulcahy, Ger and Daughter Claire Mulcahy, Judith Mulcahy and Fiona Quirke. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 A general view of guest at the Wedding of Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy. St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Claire Mulcahy, Sean Cronin and best man Fergus McFadden. St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Rob Kearney, Paul O' Connell and Jamie Heaslip. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 A general view of guest at the Wedding of Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy. St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22

Irish rugby player Sean Cronin wed his long-term girlfriend today in an intimate ceremony in their native Limerick.

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The childhood sweethearts, who have been dating for 11 years, exchanged vows at St Joseph’s Church in Castleconnell, Co Limerick.

12/6/2015 Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy who today married at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.
Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy who today married at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22

Best Man Fergus McFadden led the groomsmen, comprising of Sean’s brothers Colm, Neil and Liam, while Claire’s sisters Judith and Niamh and childhood friends Fiona Quirke and Claire O’Sullivan joined her in the bridal party. 

Famous faces from the Leinster and Ireland squad, including Rob and Dave Kearney, Devin Toner and fiancee Mary Scott, Jonny Sexton and his wife Laura were all in attendance.

12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Ger Mulcahy with Daughter and Bride Claire Mulcahy.
Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Ger Mulcahy with Daughter and Bride Claire Mulcahy. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22

Claire, a communications executive at BMW, was walked up the aisle by her father Ger and as her mother Vera watched alongside Sean’s parents Noelle and John.

Sean proposed during a romantic holiday in New York last summer after 10 years together.

12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Ger Mulcahy with Daughter and Bride Claire Mulcahy.
Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Attending the Wedding of Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin and Claire Mulcahy at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick were Ger Mulcahy with Daughter and Bride Claire Mulcahy. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22

They celebrated their reception at the five-star Dromoland Castle Hotel in Co Clare.

12/6/2015 Claire Mulcahy, who today married Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.
Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22
12/6/2015 Claire Mulcahy, who today married Irish Rugby player Sean Cronin at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Pic: Gareth Williams / Press 22

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