Second baby for footballer
REPUBLIC of Ireland
star James McClean has revealed he's to become a dad
for the second time.
The 25-year old winger announced the happy news by
posting an adorable photo of his baby daughter Allie
Mae in a t-shirt adorned with the message: "I'm
going to be a big sister".
McClean and his fiancee of two years, Erin Connor,
are expecting the new arrival in the autumn.
The happy couple has been inundated with messages of
congratulations from fans and well-wishers since
announcing they’re getting a new addition to the
Republic of Ireland star James
McClean enlists the help of daughter Allie Mae to
reveal the young family's happy news. Photo: James
Derry-born Ms Connor
gave birth to Allie Mae fourteen months ago.
The couple’s second pregnancy will help ease
McClean's disappointment at being denied a move from
Wigan Athletic to Celtic on transfer deadline day.
Bolton-based McClean, a former player with his
native Derry City, has a huge following in his home
The Irish international was embroiled in controversy
when he refused to join his Wigan team-mates in
wearing a poppy-embroidered jersey last November.
He said his wearing a poppy would dishonour the
victims of the North’s Troubles including the
innocent people who died in his home city on Bloody
Sunday in January 1972. At the time, the young dad
said he wanted Allie Mae (and now of course his new
arrival) "to grow up in a peaceful world, like any