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Spurs star Keane weds in Dublin

Robbie Keane and Claudine Palmer
The couple grew up in Dublin and have been together for six years

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane had an alternative big match as Euro 2008 kicked off - he married his long-term girlfriend in Dublin.

The Tottenham striker wed former Miss Ireland contestant Claudine Palmer at a Roman Catholic church in Ballybrack.

Guests included Spurs players Jonathan Woodgate and Jermaine Jenas, Manchester United's Michael Carrick amd Irish team-mates Damien Duff and Shay Given.

Keane missed out on Euro 2008 after the Irish team failed to qualify.

A small crowd turned out to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds as they emerged from the St Alphonsus and Columba's Church into the afternoon sunshine.

Miss Palmer, 25, a model and University College Dublin graduate, wore a white silk satin dress embroidered with crystals and an early 19th century tiara in the form of a wild rose.

The hour-long wedding Mass included music from Irish folk singer Mary Black and the Dublin Gospel Choir.

Miss Palmer and the 27-year-old Keane both grew up at opposite ends of Dublin and have been together for six years.





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