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Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas takes break from Euro 2016 training for his wedding to Juneve Lamont

Northern Ireland footballer Stuart Dallas has taken a break from his Euro 2016 preparations to get married.

The midfielder left training camp to get married on Friday to Juneve Lamont - just nine days before his opening Euro 2016 game.

It was held at the beautiful Castle Leslie Estate in Co Monaghan - where Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills in 2002.

Ahead of the wedding Juneve tweeted saying she couldn't wait to marry her best friend.

 

Stuart and Juneve got together when they were 16-year-old pupils at Cookstown High School, and have been a love match ever since. They got engaged during a romantic break in Paris in 2013.

They have a daughter, Pixie, who turns five in October.

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And the couple had the blessing of manager Michael O'Neill. Speaking previously Stuart said the date had been fixed for more than two years.

"A couple of years ago I was in Paris and got engaged, so I have fond memories about France for sure. It was in November 2013," Dallas told the Belfast Telegraph.

"It'll be a bit different in Paris this time obviously with Northern Ireland.

"I'm sure it will be a great experience. It's something that will live with me for the rest of my life."

But the honeymoon will have to wait until after the Euros as Dallas will be flying off to join the Northern Ireland team on an early morning chartered flight on Sunday.

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PROFILE

Dallas plays club football for Leeds United.

He previously played in the Irish League for Coagh United and Crusaders.

The 25-year-old made his Northern Ireland debut in a 2-0 defeat against Wales in May 2011.

He has made 13 international appearances, scoring one goal for his country.

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