Former rugby star Jerry Flannery marries long-term love


Former Irish Rugby and Munster star Jerry Flannery has married his longtime partner just six months after welcoming their third child together.

Jerry and his wife Katy May Barwell pulled out all the stops for their ceremony which would have taken place last Friday at a lavish venue in the UK.

Katy looked absolutely stunning as she wore an off the shoulder wedding dress adorned with a bohemian-style head chain, while Jerry opted for an elegant combination of jacket, trousers, shirt and tie.

Jerry Flannery married longtime partner Katy just six months after welcoming their third child together Pic:: Instagram

The gorgeous snaps were shared on Jerry’s Instagram page with the simple tag “22.07.22” and a love heart.

The Irish international’s former teammates Brian O’Driscoll, Billy Holland and Ian Keatley all offered their congratulations.

The 43-year-old has lived in the UK since joining English champions Harlequins as a manager.

Jerry Flannery's wedding
Designer Katy looked stunning on her big day Pic: Instagram

Flannery, who earned 41 caps for Ireland and two Heineken Cup victories with Munster, has had a successful career in the game since retiring as a player. He was part of the behind-the-scenes team that led Quins to a Premiership title last season.

Flannery played 93 times for Munster before taking over as provincial manager. He won Heineken Cup medals with Munster in 2006 and 2008.

Flannery has just signed a permanent deal with the English club which does not contain a definitive end.

As well as being a coach, he is a regular TG4 rugby pundit and owns the popular Jerry Flannery’s Bar on Catherine Street in Limerick.

Jerry Flannery's wedding
The couple have three children together Pic: Instagram

New wife Katy, who gave birth to the couple’s third child Rua in January, is also versatile.

She works as a designer with skills in illustration, video, animation, photography, marketing, brand design, design analysis, typography.

The couple have three young boys – Eli, Ezra and Rua.


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