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I'm anything but a WAG, says Glen's 'so normal' wife Karen

Karen Byrne's wedding to midfield star Glenn Whelan on May 19 was one of the squad's last hurrahs before they headed out to Poland.

The gorgeous blonde couldn't have looked any happier as she posed for pics after tying the knot with her childhood sweetheart at a ceremony in St Philomena's Church, Palmerstown.

The Lucan native explained how she is very down-to-earth at heart and they are just like any other couple. A magazine had offered them a big-money deal, but they declined as they wanted to enjoy the day properly.

"We are very private people and we just like to live ordinary lives and keep out of the limelight," she said. "I'm anything but a WAG," she added. "I'm the one here scrubbing and cleaning while Glenn is away, it's a normal house."

Their wedding Mass was followed by a lavish ceremony at the five-star Ritz Carlton hotel in Powerscourt.