Monday 21 October 2019

Limerick camogie star Aine O'Reilly ties the knot - 24 hours before being crowned county champion

Sports star 'still on a high' after winning weekend

Karen Birney, THEVOW.ie

Camogie star Aine O'Reilly says she's still 'on a high' after a weekend that saw her win a medal for her county - just 24 hours after tying the knot.

The former Limerick player lined out for Ballyagran on Sunday as Mrs O'Dwyer, having exchanged vows with her fiancé - ex-Limerick hurler Paudie - the day before.

Aine and Paudie O'Dwyer bring the Liam McCarthy Cup to Paudie's mother Patricia in Limerick regional hospital on their wedding day | Image c/o Aine O'Reilly
Aine and Paudie O'Dwyer bring the Liam McCarthy Cup to Paudie's mother Patricia in Limerick regional hospital on their wedding day | Image c/o Aine O'Reilly
Aine and Paudie O'Dwyer with the Liam McCarthy cup on their wedding day | Image c/o Aine O'Reilly

"It was a busy weekend!" the camogie star told THEVOW.ie, "I didn’t have time to think about the match the day of the wedding as we were kept going - but the following morning was a different story, it was all about the match."

Aine and Paudie exchanged vows in Knocklong Church, Co. Limerick, before their wedding reception in Bunratty Castle Hotel, Co. Clare.

Their daughters - Mia, 4, and Faye, 1 - were their by their side for the day, with Mia doing a Prayer of the Faithful for the ceremony.

"Mia can’t read yet, so she learned the prayer off by heart!" says Aine, "they were so excited about the wedding."

Aine and Paudie O'Dwyer on their wedding day | Image c/o Aine O'Reilly
Aine and Paudie O'Dwyer on their wedding day | Image c/o Aine O'Reilly
Aine and Paudie O'Dwyer with the Liam McCarthy cup on their wedding day | Image c/o Aine O'Reilly
Aine lifts the cup after winning the Limerick intermediate camogie final over Crecora, 24 hours after tying the knot | Image c/o Aine O'Reilly

After the church the happy couple stopped off in Limerick regional hospital to visit Paudie's mother, and managed to get some gorgeous photos of the family with the Liam McCarthy Cup.

Several of Aine's teammates were there to celebrate the big day with the bride and groom, but left early to get some rest before their big match. Aine however managed to keep the party going until late - on the pints of water.

Ballyagran came out on top after the Limerick intermediate camogie final replay, beating the opposition with a score of 1-10 to Crecora's 2-6 in Croagh.

The happy couple will honeymoon in Las Vegas and Cancun.

"I’m a high after it all," says Aine, "but I can’t wait for sleep!"

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