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Donegal Soccer star marries his childhood sweetheart

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Seamus & Rachel tie the knot

Republic of Ireland & Everton star Seamus Coleman married his childhood sweetheart Rachel Cunningham surrounded by family and friends in Killybegs on Saturday afternoon. Photo by North West Newspix

Republic of Ireland & Everton star Seamus Coleman with his wife Rachel Cunningham. Photo by North West Newspix

REPUBLIC of Ireland and Everton defender Seamus Coleman married his childhood sweetheart Rachel Cunningham surrounded by family and friends in Killybegs on Saturday afternoon.

Coleman (26), flanked by Irish and Everton team-mate James McCarthy and his bothers Francis and Stephen, exchanged vows with Rachel at the St Mary the Visitation Church in their native Killybegs.

Afterwards, three hundred guests travelled to Harvey’s Point Hotel, outside Donegal Town for the reception.

Many of them gathered once more yesterday in the Bayview Hotel, Killybegs, where Henry, Seamus’ father, works as manager, for a post-wedding reception.

Fellow Irish internationals Aidan McGeady, David Meyler and James McClean were also in attendance as was Everton teammate Steven Naismith and former colleagues during his early playing days with St Catherine’s.

Henry and Marie Coleman, with their son Seamus Coleman on his wedding day.

Henry and Marie Coleman, with their son Seamus Coleman on his wedding day.

Bride to Be. A radient Rachael Cunningham waves to the crowd awaiting her arrival at St Mary's Church in Killybegs.  (North West Newspix)

Bride to Be. A radiant Rachael Cunningham waves to the crowd awaiting her arrival at St Mary’s Church in Killybegs. Photo: North West Newspix.

Seamie Coleman and hus new bride Rachael celebrate tehir maraige with a kiss.  (North West Newspix)

Seamie Coleman and his new bride Rachael celebrate their marriage with a kiss. Photo: North West Newspix

Irish International James McClean and partner Erin O'Connor.  (North West Newspix)

Irish International James McClean and partner Erin O’Connor. Photo: North West Newspix

TV3 personality Noel Cunnimgham as flambuoyant as ever when he attended Seamus and Rachael Colemans wedding.  (North West Newspix)

TV3 personality Noel Cunningham as flamboyant as ever when he attended Seamus and Rachael Coleman’s wedding. Photo: North West Newspix