Irish Hero Peter O'Mahony Gives Six Nations Medal To Superfan Jennifer Malone
Peter O'Mahony was part of history on Saturday when he helped Ireland win just the country's third ever Six Nations Grand Slam by beating England. However the flanker was the day's real winner giving his medal to one incredibly happy fan.
Under Joe Schmidt Ireland have been ever improving. Last season they beat New Zealand in the autumn internationals before stopping England from winning the Grand Slam in the Six Nations.
However this year they have been even better and were well worth their title win, picking up the trophy with one round to go. They travelled to Twickenham yesterday with history to be made.
They were much the better side as they ran out 24-15 winners, leaving Eddie Jones' side finishing fifth place in the table whilst making their own history.
However if the scenes on the field were incredible then Peter O'Mahony took it to another level when he handed his winners medal over to delighted young fan Jennifer Malone, with Jennifer's sister Rachel posting the amazing photos to Twitter. You'd struggle to not smile at her delight:
Yes my sister got to lift the six nations trophy today in Twickenham and got Peter O'Mahoney's medal and yes I am extremelyyyyy jealous pic.twitter.com/NVU3L4suUp- Rachel Malone (@RachelMalone976) March 17, 2018
BUT look how happy she is :two_hearts: pic.twitter.com/Yazh9iyoCI- Rachel Malone (@RachelMalone976) March 17, 2018
Fantastic gesture.That man oozes class on + off the field.- Paudie Mul (@PMul73) March 18, 2018
As a proud Englishman that takes so much sting out of our loss. We'll done POM, you legend- BenC (@Fatty_Gets_Fit) March 18, 2018
Unreal gesture chief. You are such an inspiration on and off the field. Thank you for being a true sporting hero :smile::thumbsup::clap::flag_ie:- Frank Diamond (@FrankDiamond17) March 18, 2018
@peterom6 what a wonderful gesture.. you totally capped of this young girls day :raised_hands::heart::four_leaf_clover::flag_ie: congratulations on a fantastic game today xx- Tricia Toohey (@TriciaToohey1) March 18, 2018
And it's not the first time that one of Jennifer's interactions with a player has gone viral, although last time it was because of her own classy as anything gesture.
In 2016 her team Kilkenny faced Waterford in the All Ireland hurling semi-final when Waterford kicker Pauric Mahony missed a late kick leading to a Kilkenny victory.
Mahony sunk to his knees at the final whistle and Jennifer consoled him after the match despite her side winning: