Baby girl joy for Derry soccer star James McClean

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Former Derry City star James McClean has spoken of his delight after becoming a father for the first time.

The Wigan Athletic and Republic of Ireland star’s fiancée Erin Connor gave birth to a baby girl - who they have named Allie - Mae - in the early hours of this morning.

McClean tweeted: “Wee baby girl allie-mae mcclean born 6.9 at 1.15 both mammy @Erineyy and baby are good proudest day of my life #daddysgirl #overwhelmed”

The Creggan man scored his first goal for Wigan last night - only to have it chalked off when the weather put paid to the game against Sheffield Wednesday.