Sealed with a kiss: Philly McMahon ties the knot

Tender: Sarah kisses new husband Philly McMahon after their wedding. Photo: Fergal Phillips

Melanie Finn

Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon was a winner in love at the weekend when he walked down the aisle with partner Sarah Lacey.

The All-Ireland winner got married in SS Mary and Laurence Church in Crookstown, Athy, Co Kildare, before he and Sarah celebrated their big day at nearby Kilkea Castle.

The reception venue was the same one chosen by RTÉ presenter Kathryn Thomas for her wedding last August.

The couple were joined by a host of well-known faces from the Irish sporting world including Bernard Brogan, Jason Sherlock, Bernard Dunne and Dean Rock.

Other attendees included many of McMahon's Ballymun Kickham team-mates alongside Dublin team captain Stephen Cluxton, Eoghan O'Gara, Paddy Andrews and Paul Flynn.

Sarah, who works as a manager at property development company Hammerson, looked chic in a full-length lace creation with long sleeves for the winter weather, which she teamed with a full-length cathedral veil.

The groom opted for a modern ensemble of cropped trousers with black loafers, a navy velvet dinner jacket and a black bow-tie.

McMahon paid tribute to his late brother John, who died in 2012, and his father Phil, who died last year from cancer, by adding a picture of them to his cuff-links.

The Ballymun footballer (32) went down on bended knee and asked Sarah to marry him under the Northern Lights back in December of last year during a romantic getaway in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The couple first met in DCU where he studied sports science.

They bought their first house together in Dublin's Ashtown last year.