PICS: Irish rugby stars turn out for Jack McGrath’s wedding to Sinead Corcoran in Portugal

The rugby star tied the knot in the Algarve


A host of Irish rugby stars took over the Algarve in Portugal over the weekend to celebrate the wedding of teammate Jack McGrath.

The sports star married his long-term girlfriend Sinead Corcoran on Saturday at the Tivoli Hotel in the seaside town of Carvoeiro.

According to, the couple tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony, which was following by a stunning four-course meal.

Of course, plenty of Jack’s teammates jetted over for the lavish bash, including Jordi Murphy, Sean O’Brien, Rob and Dave Kearney, Jonny Sexton, Rory Best, Robbie Henshaw, Ian Madigan, Conor Murray and Cian Healy.

The sports stars have been staying in the exclusive Quinta do Lago resort for the past week, and they’ve of course been joined by their wives and girlfriends.

Sean Cronin and his wife Claire shared a sweet snap of themselves at the wedding reception, while Rob Kearney and Jess Redden looked very loved-up in a series of snaps she shared over the week.

Model Joanna Cooper also shared some pictures from the wedding, including a snap with her rugby star beau Conor Murray – which raised a lot of eyebrows.

Rumours were rife that the couple were engaged, after Joanna’s followers thought they spotted her wearing a diamond ring in the pic – but she’s since cleared up speculation, and subsequently deleted the post.

Also spotted at the bash was Jonny Sexton and his pregnant wife Laura, as well as Devin and Mary Toner – who brought their eight-year-old son Max with them.

Ian Madigan, who is currently playing for the Bristol Bears, attended the wedding with his long-term girlfriend Anna Kirwan – who acted as one of Sinead’s bridesmaids.


The festivities continued over the weekend, with Ian sharing snaps of a group of the wedding party snorkelling in a cave.