The marriage has taken place in Adare, Co Limerick of Ireland out-half Jonathon Sexton and his longtime girlfriend, Limerick native Laura Priestly - the day he also celebrates his 28th birthday.

The wedding took place at the Holy Trinity Church in Adare in front of family and friends, including some of Sexton's Leinster and Ireland rugby colleagues. The former Leinster and Ireland Captain Brian O'Driscoll attended, as did former Munster player Ronan O'Gara.

The wedding celebration takes place at Adare Manor in front of 200 guests.

However, there will be little time for a honeymoon as Sexton takes up his new job with the French rugby club Racing Metro in Paris next week.