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The face on this young Ireland fan when he got to meet his favourite player is just the best


SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Cathal Byrne is obsessed with the Irish soccer team.

Recently, he was brought into the Aviva stadium under the illusion that he was just getting a tour around the stadium and getting to see areas he wouldn’t as a regular fan.

But it turned out to be much better than that

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At the start of the video, we find out from Cathal’s mam that he lives with a co-ordination disorder known as dyspraxia

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When he’s brought into the press room by Three, he gets asked who his favourite player is

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And he had no hesitation in naming goalie Darren Randolph

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Who was waiting outside, listening to all this going on

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And then when he entered the room, Cathal caught a glimpse of the door opening on his right hand side

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And look at his face when he realised who it was

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And Randolph could see it on his face

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Yes, he certainly was

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For their whole chat you could see that Cathal was shook

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And then there was another surprise on top

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He’s going to be Ireland’s mascot at their next match, as well as getting to meet his hero.

Then they showed us a shot of Cathal watching the team train <3

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What a day for him.

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