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Pauric Mahony sends jersey to Kilkenny fan who consoled him after semi-final replay defeat

Jennifer Malone’s act of kindness at the final whistle made quite an impression on GAA fans across the country.

CLASSY ON THE field and just as classy off of it.

Waterford free-taker Pauric Mahony came so close to levelling the scores late on against Kilkenny from a long-range free in their All-Ireland semi-final replay last Saturday with only some exceptional goalkeeping from Eoin Murphy preventing the sliotar from going over the bar.

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan then sealed the result at the other end and Mahony, who scored nine points in the game (seven from frees), was understandably distraught at the final whistle as another promising Déise campaign came to an end short of All-Ireland glory.

One of the first people to console him after he had dropped to the ground was Jennifer Malone from Kildare, wearing a Kilkenny jersey, and the image of sportsmanship spread like wildfire online soon afterwards.

Jennifer’s sporting act after the final whistle warmed the hearts of many GAA fans and a Dublin GAA supporter’s group has already sent the 17-year-old a Kildare jersey with ’Jennifer, Kidare #1 Supporter’ on the back.

And Mahony has also thanked Jennifer, who has Down Syndrome, by sending her his jersey from the All-Ireland semi-final replay along with a framed photo of their heart-warming moment at Semple Stadium.

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