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Former GAA official Ryan Feeney weds

Former GAA Ulster Council official Ryan Feeney and his new bride pictured outside St Patrick's Church in Belfast yesterday

THE head of the PSNI, high ranking GAA figures and a past president yesterday celebrated the wedding of a former Ulster Council official.

High profile priests Fr Gary Donegan and Fr Brian Darcy officiated as Ryan Feeney married former SDLP adviser Caroline McNeill at St Patrick's Church in Belfast.

Mr Feeney is a former head of community and public affairs at the GAA's Ulster Council and currently works at Queen’s University. He is also a member of the Policing Board.

Guests included PSNI chief Constable George Hamilton and former British ambassador to the Vatican Francis Campbell.

Former president Mary McAleese and high profile GAA personalities including current Tyrone boss Mickey Harte and former association president Peter Quinn were also in attendance.

 Ryan Feeney with his new wife Caroline

Co Down man John McAreavey, who took part in the prayers of the faithful, and his wife Tara were also guests.

The new Mrs Feeney is a barrister by profession who once worked as an intern in the office of former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

She is also a former public relations executive and senior adviser to ex-SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell who is now an executive director at the The Goliath Trust.

After the wedding the couple and guests travelled to the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, Co Down.

Guests at the wedding of Ryan Feeney and Caroline McNeill included PSNI chief constable George Hamilton

John McAreavey

Mickey Harte with his son Mark

Francis Campbell, former ambassador to the Vatican

 

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