Saturday 17 March 2018

A fun scrum as rugby ace Zebo packs in family for sister's wedding selfie

Simon Zebo with his sister Jessika.
Simon Zebo with his sister Jessika.
A family wedding day ‘selfie'.
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

It was a race down the aisle for former sprinter Jessika Zebo, who married long-term partner and musician Darragh Graham in Dingle at the weekend.

Jessika's brother, rugby player Simon Zebo, was among the guests and posed with his sister and brother-in-law for photos before heading to the reception.

"What a day in Dingle," Zebo wrote on Twitter following the ceremony.

"Too proud of my big sis and my new bro."

Musician Graham plays with folk rock group Hermitage Green and proposed to Jessika in the middle of one of their concerts last year.

The guitarist and drummer took to the microphone and sang a self-penned love song called 'Ma Lady' before making a beeline across the stage and asking Jessika, who used to manage the band, to marry him.

The happy couple, who lived in Limerick for several years before settling in Killaloe, Co Clare, have been together for more than a decade.

The pair met on an athletics trip overseas.

Yesterday the band congratulated the happy couple and shared a photograph of them on their website.

A champion hurdler and sprinter, Jessika now works as a project co-ordinator.

Jessika and her brother inherited their speed genes from their father Arthur, a Martinique-born French 800-metre runner who qualified for the French team for the 1976 Olympics.

Irish Independent

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