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Different emotions one year later as Waterford's Pauric Mahony met up with his biggest fan

Jennifer Malone famously consoled the Deise player after the Cats’ victory last summer but tables were turned this weekend.

LAST SUMMER WHEN Waterford suffered defeat to Kilkenny in their All-Ireland semi-final replay clash, the Deise’s Pauric Mahony dropped to the ground in despair.

One of the first people to console him and offer words of support was Kildare native Jennifer Malone, who was sporting a black and amber shirt and cheering for the Cats on the day.

The powerful image inevitably went viral and Mahony subsequently sent Jennifer a signed jersey from the game and also personalised a framed photo of their embrace at the full-time whistle at Semple Stadium.

But, almost twelve months later, the roles were reversed as Mahony chipped in with six points as his county managed a first championship victory over Kilkenny since 1959 after an absorbing extra-time triumph on Saturday.

Still, despite the different result, the pair met up again after the game and shared yet another lovely moment.

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Jennifer sported her Kilkenny shirt again but couldn’t help but subtly cheer for Mahony too and wore a blue and white ribbon around her wrist.

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