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Peter O’Mahony gifts winner’s medal to young Ireland supporter

Ireland flanker O’Mahony makes kind gesture to young supporter.

Peter O’Mahony has given away his NatWest 6 Nations winner’s medal – to young Ireland fan Jennifer Malone.

Ireland overwhelmed England 24-15 at Twickenham on Saturday, to sweep to just their third Grand Slam in history.

And afterwards Munster flanker O’Mahony met up with Ireland supporter Malone, well-liked by Joe Schmidt’s squad, and gave her his medal marking the 2018 triumph.

“Yes my sister got to lift the Six Nations trophy today in Twickenham and got Peter O’Mahony’s medal and yes I am extremely jealous,” Jennifer’s sister Rachel posted on Twitter.

Ireland star O’Mahony captained the British and Irish Lions in their first Test on last summer’s tour of New Zealand, and with 47 caps remains central to head coach Schmidt’s line-up.

The 28-year-old back-rower is often seen chatting to Jennifer Malone and posing for pictures with her at Ireland’s Carton House training base.

O’Mahony’s kind gesture to give away his winner’s medal serves to underscore the depth of appreciation Schmidt’s players and staff have for the support they have received throughout their successful Six Nations campaign.

Ireland leapfrogged England into second place in the world rankings during their third Six Nations triumph in five years.

Rob Kearney and Rory Best became the first men in Irish history to win two Grand Slams, while Ireland are now on a record run of 12 consecutive Test victories.

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