Chris and Catriona.

Athlone couple who met thanks to Dermot & Dave wed today

Today FM’s resident cupid’s Dermot & Dave got a surprise on-air this morning as Chris Coleman and Catriona Keane from Athlone rang in to let the radio duo know they were getting married, all thanks to them.

Chris rang into the show four years ago to ask Dermot & Dave for some help. Chris had met a “very beautiful” girl on a night out in Athlone and didn’t get a chance to exchange details with her but was eager for them to be re-united. As Chris put it; “If you don’t go, you’ll never know”.

Through the magic of the Today FM listeners, Dermot & Dave were able to track Catriona down after two weeks of searching and they set herself and Chris up on a long awaited first date live on-air.

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It’s been four years since that first date, and this morning Dave Moore got a pleasant surprise as Chris and Catriona rang in to Today FM to tell him that they were getting married today in Catriona’s home county of Mayo!

Commenting on the marriage, Dave Moore said:

It's such an amazing story, all of us on the Dermot & Dave team are absolutely delighted we were able to re-unite Chris and Catriona all those years ago and set them on their way to eventually walk down the aisle together. We have to thank the Today FM listeners and their amazing efforts to find Catriona for us four years ago. It just goes to show the power of the Today FM audience. We're all so happy for them and we wish Chris and Catriona the very best of luck for the future.

On Chris’s efforts to track her down four years ago, Catriona Keane said:

“I thought it was a bit weird at the beginning but I didn’t pass much heed to it. So I thought I’d just give it a go and see how it goes!”

She said: “I’m here with the beauticians, the hairdressers, the family and friends. It’s all happening here in my home house in Ballycroy (Mayo), we’re getting married in Ballycroy church and then we’re making our way to Castlebar to party the night away.”

Chris Coleman said: “Well unfortunately the dreaded C-Word (Covid-19) kicked in and spoiled a lot of our plans, but we got there."

“I can’t believe it, it’s a little over three and a half hours away and I’m still on cloud nine about it and it’s all thanks to Dermot & Dave. I love you to bits Catriona, and see you in a couple of hours!”

Chris and Catriona.