Friday 31 October 2014

Rugby stars line out for Leamy's big day

David Raleigh

Published 16/09/2013 | 05:00

Ex-Munster and Ireland rugby star Denis Leamy and Grainne Brosnan at Rockwell College Church, Co Tipperary
Dougie Howlett and his New Zealand wife Monique

MUNSTER and Ireland stalwart Denis Leamy may have closed the book on his stellar rugby career, but he opened a new chapter in life with his marriage to Grainne Brosnan.

The former back rower returned to the grounds of his old school Rockwell College at the weekend, where he walked down the aisle with Limerick native Grainne.

The pair looked a picture in the afternoon sun as they posed for photographs along with family and friends. Stars from the rugby world attended the ceremony, including winger Dougie Howlett and his New Zealand wife Monique (right).

Famous faces from Munster's first Heineken European Cup-winning side, including Jerry Flannery, Frankie Sheahan, Mick O'Driscoll, and Marcus Horan, were also on the guest list.

Ulster, Irish, and Lions hooker Rory Best was one of four groomsmen, along with Munster and Leinster's Stephen Keogh, the groom's brother Kevin and the groom's best man, brother Ed.

Former Irish rugby manager, Declan Kidney was also a guest.

Denis, from Cashel, wore a grey suit with dickie bow from Esquire in Limerick.

He waited three-quarters of an hour for his bride to arrive. And she looked stunning in a Mikaella '50s-style one-piece lace dress with a veil.

Her bridesmaids, including sister Anne Marie, Lissie Hickey, Bridget Ryan and Laurie Hickey, wore vintage pink and sage green dresses from Ivory Lane, Limerick.

Love blossomed three years ago when the couple met in Limerick.

The happy couple are now leaving the wet spell here behind them for a few days in the Costa del Sol, before a trip to Chicago next spring.

Irish Independent

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