One of Kildare’s most dedicated fans got the opportunity to walk up the steps of the Hogan Stand with the winning team today, writes Stephen Barry.
Jennifer Malone, from Clane, is a loyal supporter of the Kildare footballers and Kilkenny hurlers, even making headlines last month for her sporting gesture towards defeated Waterford star Pauric Mahony.
Mahony, who saw his late free saved by Eoin Murphy before being comforted by Malone, sent a signed jersey, hurley and framed photo of the moment to her as thanks for the support.
Malone is also a loyal follower of the Irish rugby team, even getting to hang out with the squad at a training session in Carton House.
Her latest sporting highlight came as the Kildare ladies footballers won the Intermediate All-Ireland with a one-point win over Clare.
Malone was given the honour of collecting the cup with captain Aisling Holton.
kildares ashling Holton and no 1 supporter Jennifer malone lifting the all ireland womens intermediate cup in croke park . mon the lilies!! pic.twitter.com/9QTYqMUVK8— tomdonovan (@tomdonovan15) September 25, 2016
It made a brilliant moment all the better!