Video: Remember Domhnall from the Late Late Toy Show? Last night was his big night at the Aviva 8 years ago

Video: Remember Domhnall from the Late Late Toy Show? Last night was his big night at the Aviva

Spot the big beaming smile amongst the sea of serious faces in the Ireland team photo before kick-off against Serbia last night.

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The result could have gone a bit better, but we’re sure that regardless of the defeat to Serbia, Domhnall Ó Confhaola had one of the most memorable nights of his life as he was given the role of official mascot for the Irish team at the Aviva Stadium.

If you don’t remember Domhnall – and we’re sure you probably do – he is the eight-year old from Connemara who stole the show during the Late Late Show just before Christmas thanks to his endearing personality and his awestruck reaction upon meeting Irish captain Robbie Keane.

During his appearance on the Late Late, Domhnall was told that he would be given the honour of acting as mascot for last night’s game against Serbia and along with captain for the night Glenn Whelan, he led the team out onto the pitch, met President Michael D Higgins and posed for the Irish team photo before kick-off.

It must have been an unbelievable experience for young Domhnall but we can’t help but wonder if Robbie Keane’s absence for last night’s game and Domhnall's appearance as mascot was more than just a coincidence after what happened when the pair last met a few months back…

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Video via YouTube/RTE