Jennifer Malone and her family were some of the lucky individuals to be at Twickenham on Saturday as Ireland won the Grand Slam for only the third time ever.
As if the day was not special enough for Jennifer, Peter O'Mahony made it even more so as Ireland celebrated victory on the pitch after the game.
O'Mahony handed over his winner's medal to the young fan. Considering how few players in the history of Irish rugby have won a Grand Slam, it was a gesture of true class from O'Mahony.
After today's game @peterom6 gave his @SixNationsRugby winner's medal to young fan Jennier Malone! @IrishRugby #TeamOfUs pic.twitter.com/T6dGnqes2d
— Inpho Photography (@Inphosports) March 17, 2018
Jennifer's sister Rachel captured the moment of delight on her sibling's face.
BUT look how happy she is 💕 pic.twitter.com/Yazh9iyoCI
— Rachel ✨ (@RachelMalone976) March 17, 2018
Initially, according to Donna Malone, Jennifer's mother, Peter O'Mahony gave her daughter the medal "on loan". However, on Sunday morning, that was changed to 'for keeps'.
Jennifer thanked Peter before he headed to the airport pic.twitter.com/1tdg2ruTbr
— Donna Malone (@donnamalone21) March 18, 2018
Jennifer is someone well-known to members of the Irish rugby team. During the week, she was present at Carton House to get her picture taken with the Irish team. It was far from her first time to meet the Ireland team in Maynooth.
From Clane, Co. Kildare, Jennifer is no stranger to big moments in Irish sport. She got to walk the steps of the Hogan Stand in September 2016 to lift the All-Ireland trophy with members of the victorious Kildare ladies intermediate football team.
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