Irish rugby captain O'Driscoll marries

Fri, Jul 2, 2010, 01:00

The Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll married actress and writer Amy Huberman in Co Leitrim this afternoon.

The service took place at St Joseph's Church in the village of Aughavas and was followed by a champagne reception on the lawn of the 300-acre Lough Rynn Castle near Mohill.

Guests will be treated to a six-course meal this evening with the Camembert Quartet providing entertainment.

A large number of rugby players and celebrities are among the 250 guests.

Before the ceremony startedO'Driscoll and some of his international team-mates players signed autographs and spoke with locals who turned out to watch the wedding.

The service began shortly after 2pm and it included a Jewish glass-breaking ceremony and the Take That song, Rule the World, sung in Italian by a soprano.

Fr Vincent Twomey celebrated the Mass. He is the uncle of Barry Twomey, one of O’Discoll’s closest friends, who died in May 2008.

Huberman had four bridesmaids and was wearing a dress from the shop Myrtle Ivory. O'Driscoll had two best men and one groomsman.

Among the guests were rugby players, Paul O’Connell, Ronan O’Gara, Jamie Heaslip, Luke Fitzgerald, Rob Kearney, Guy Easterby, Shane Horgan, Leo Cullen, Paddy Wallace, Jonathan Sexton, Denis Hickie and Shane Jennings.

Also in attendance were actresses Pauline McGlynn, Dawn Bradfield and actor Chris O'Dowd. Victoria Smurfit and her husband Doug Baxter were also among the guests.

The couple announced their engagement in March 2009.

Traffic restrictions were in place on the R201 between Mohill and Aughavas and around Aughavas this afternoon because of the wedding. The road surrounding Lough Rynn Castle Hotel is closed until 6am tomorrow.