Paul O’Connell to wed girlfriend Emily in France

Tieing the knot: Paul O'Connell and long-time partner Emily O'Leary will marry in France
ONE of Limerick’s favourite sons, rugby star Paul O’Connell, will marry his long-term girlfriend Emily O’Leary in the south of France this weekend.

ONE of Limerick’s favourite sons, rugby star Paul O’Connell, will marry his long-term girlfriend Emily O’Leary in the south of France this weekend.

Playing a starring role as page boy will be the couple’s three-year-old son, Paddy.

Paul is the youngest son of Michael and Shelagh O’Connell, of Drombanna. Emily is the daughter of Pat and Keave O’Leary, who live in Clarina. Emily’s brother Paul and sisters Stephanie and Danielle, will join Paul’s two brothers Justin and Marcus, along with other family members and close friends at the ceremony.

The couple have been together for 13 years and met when Paul still playing his rugby with local club Young Munster.