Saturday 20 April 2019

'She said yes under the Northern Lights' - Philly McMahon's engagement looks incredible

Dublin ace Philly McMahon is engaged to his long-term partner Sarah Lacey
Dublin ace Philly McMahon is engaged to his long-term partner Sarah Lacey
Philly McMahon and Sarah Lacey at The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 at The Clayton Hotel, Dublin
Dublin footballer Philly McMahon and Sarah Lacey arrive at the GAA GPA All-Star Awards 2015 Sponsored by Opel. Convention Centre, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Philly McMahon and Sarah Lacey at Dublin's All Ireland Football celebration dinner at the gibson Hotel. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Dublin player Philly McMahon and Sarah Lacey at the Gibson Hotel All Ireland Post Match Banquet at the Gibson Hotel ,Dublin Picture Brian mcEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Philly in action for Dublin. Photo: Brendan Moran
Philly McMahon and his partner Sarah Lacey
2 September 2018; Philly McMahon of Dublin during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Tyrone at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Keynote speaker: Dublin football star Philly McMahon talked of how ‘suffering makes you stronger’ at the Zeminar youth forum at the RDS yesterday. Photo: David Gannon Photography
Dublin star Philly McMahon outside Mountjoy Prison. Picture by Frank Mc Grath
Sorcha O'Connor

Sorcha O'Connor

Dublin ace Philly McMahon is known for his toughness on the football pitch but how he popped the question to girlfriend Sarah Lacey this weekend has shown his more romantic side.

The Ballymun footballer couldn’t have timed it better, going down on one knee as the Northern Lights shone in the Icelandic sky.

The loved-up pair are currently enjoying a romantic getaway to Reykjavik,and today Philly shared a cute photo of them beaming and bundled up in hats and scarves after he proposed under a phenomenal green sky.

He captioned it: "She said yes under the Northern Lights!"

Philly (31) has been dating PR guru Sarah for the last four years and the couple now live together, buying their first home together earlier this year in Ashtown, Dublin 15. 

Many of Philly's Dublin teammates were quick off the mark to wish him well.

"Congrats guys," wrote Bernard Brogan, while another Ballymun man, Dean Rock, also sent his well-wishes to the happy couple.

Philly McMahon and Sarah Lacey at The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 at The Clayton Hotel, Dublin
Philly McMahon and Sarah Lacey at The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 at The Clayton Hotel, Dublin
Dublin footballer Philly McMahon and Sarah Lacey arrive at the GAA GPA All-Star Awards 2015 Sponsored by Opel. Convention Centre, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Philly McMahon and Sarah Lacey at Dublin's All Ireland Football celebration dinner at the gibson Hotel. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Dublin player Philly McMahon and Sarah Lacey at the Gibson Hotel All Ireland Post Match Banquet at the Gibson Hotel ,Dublin Picture Brian mcEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Philly in action for Dublin. Photo: Brendan Moran
Philly McMahon and his partner Sarah Lacey
2 September 2018; Philly McMahon of Dublin during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Tyrone at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Keynote speaker: Dublin football star Philly McMahon talked of how ‘suffering makes you stronger’ at the Zeminar youth forum at the RDS yesterday. Photo: David Gannon Photography
Dublin star Philly McMahon outside Mountjoy Prison. Picture by Frank Mc Grath

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