James McClean and his beautiful wife Erin as they leave the church in Derry.

The Vow

Match of the day for Ireland star James McClean as he weds sweetheart Erin

One of the biggest occasions in his career is just around the corner, but football star James McClean had other things on his mind yesterday - his own wedding.

The Irish winger was all smiles as he tied the knot with his long-term partner Erin Connor.

West Brom player James and bride Erin said 'I do' in St Columb's Church, Derry, in front of their delighted families and friends, followed by a reception at the plush Drenagh Estate.


The couple have two children together, Allie Mae (2) and eight-month-old James Jnr, who were both on hand to witness their parents' special day.

James and Erin met six years ago and have been engaged for the past three years.

While her famous partner is used to the limelight, it was all about blushing bride Erin, who turned heads in a figure-hugging, off-the-shoulder satin full-length gown.

The slender blonde complimented her look with a long flowing veil, a softly styled up-do and a pink bouquet of flowers.

The beaming groom steered away from tradition and dressed entirely in black for the occasion, with a vintage velvet jacket trimmed in satin.

The vintage theme was also seen in the couple's choice of transport - a 1920s style Bentley.

The honeymoon has been put on the back burner as the groom concentrates on Ireland's friendly match against Holland, before lining out at the Euros.