Look out, Ibiza, It's the Invasion of the Rooneys; (1) Here We Go: The Rooney Party Including Wayne Snr, Third Left; Graham, Right; and John, Fourth Right Holding Ticket (2) the Turreted Hillside Villa Has a Pool, Outdoor Bar and Games Room & & Not to Mention a White Grand Piano Should Anyone Fancy a Tune (3) Host with the Most: Rooney Leaves Manchester

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Look out, Ibiza, It's the Invasion of the Rooneys; (1) Here We Go: The Rooney Party Including Wayne Snr, Third Left; Graham, Right; and John, Fourth Right Holding Ticket (2) the Turreted Hillside Villa Has a Pool, Outdoor Bar and Games Room & & Not to Mention a White Grand Piano Should Anyone Fancy a Tune (3) Host with the Most: Rooney Leaves Manchester


Byline: Liz Hull, Laura Roberts

HEADING for their budget airline flight, they were just another band ofmates looking forward to a rowdy all-male booze-up in the sun.

But any similarity between this and the average stag party disappeared when theplane touched down in Ibiza.

For this is Wayne Rooney's farewell to bachelorhood. And during the next fewdays of revelry on the Spanish party island, the Manchester United star and hisguests are expected to run up a bill of at least [pounds sterling]250,000.

Despite economising on the flight from Manchester Airport, 22-year-old Rooneyis sparing no other expense on his celebrations before marrying live-ingirlfriend Coleen McLoughlin.

On landing, the 13-strong group of friends and family headed straight to asumptuous turreted villa he is renting on a hillside six miles from Ibiza Town.

His father, Wayne senior, 44, and younger brothers, Graham, 20, and John, 17,were among the party, as was Coleen's father, Tony McLoughlin, 49, who willpresumably be keeping an eye on his future son-in-law's antics.

Also present were Coleen's brother, Stephen, and uncle, Sean McLoughlin, who isbelieved to be Rooney's best man for the ceremony on Saturday week at apalatial villa in the Italian resort of Santa Margherita Ligure.

Further guests due to arrive in Ibiza soon include Rooney's United and Englandteam-mate Rio Ferdinand, who is known for his hard partying and love ofpractical jokes.

Also expected are their Manchester United colleagues Wes Brown and John O'Shea,plus Liverpool footballers Steven Gerrard, Peter Crouch and Jamie Carragher. Incase there are any brawls, boxer Ricky Hatton is also expected to be there tosort things out. …

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Look out, Ibiza, It's the Invasion of the Rooneys; (1) Here We Go: The Rooney Party Including Wayne Snr, Third Left; Graham, Right; and John, Fourth Right Holding Ticket (2) the Turreted Hillside Villa Has a Pool, Outdoor Bar and Games Room & & Not to Mention a White Grand Piano Should Anyone Fancy a Tune (3) Host with the Most: Rooney Leaves Manchester
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