WWE Irish wrestling star makes battling Monaghan toddler’s day

Young Monaghan toddler, Dáire Gorman, had the best day ever yesterday as he got to meet his hero, Irish wrestling superstar Seamus from the WWE.

WWE Irish wrestling star makes battling Monaghan toddler’s day

Little Dáire has Crommelin Syndrome - an extremely rare condition that affects only four people in the entire world.

The condition means that Dáire, who is two and a half, was born with no upper limbs and without a femur in both legs. Crommelin Syndrome is so unusual that not much is known about it and the family have received very little medical support.

Dáire adores wrestling, in particular the world’s biggest wrestling company World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and they happened to be in Dublin’s O2 Arena on the Irish date of their European tour.

The little man loves to watch his favourite stars like John Cena, Roman Reigns and Ireland’s own Seamus smash it up in the ring with his Dad Kenny and his cousin Jamie.

Hearing about Dáire's amazing story last year, RTÉ’s Ryan Tubridy organised tickets for him to see his WWE heroes last night, it was then that mum Shelly turned detective!

Super-sleuth Shelly managed to figure out that the wrestlers would be staying in Dublin’s Spencer Hotel and contacted Meeting and Events manager Emma Horan in the hope of making Dáire’s dream of meeting his heroes come through.

Emma kicked into gear and used her contacts to get the WWE to organise a get-together between current United States champion Seamus and Dáire during the intermission of last night’s show through the Irish arm of the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Stephen Farrelly, who plays Seamus, hails from Dublin and is a former three-time WWE and World Heavyweight champion, the highest position a wrestler can achieve within the WWE.

Shelly told breakingnews.ie that Seamus was just brilliant with Dáire: “He was fantastic! He was so sweet to Dáire, asking how he was and posing for pictures.

If you wish to donate to the Make-A-Wish Ireland you can contact them on 01-2052007.

Hat tip: The brilliant O’Gormans Kenny and Shelly, Emma Horan from the Spencer Hotel, the Make-A-Wish foundation in Ireland and of course the WWE.

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