Dean Rock – the man who put the ball in the net scoring a Dubs goal in a record 13 seconds – surprised a young fan ahead of last Saturday’s final.
Dean put a smile on the face of Isabelle Johns, 11, from Walkinstown who thought she was having a Zoom call with her granny only to find it was her hero on screen.
The surprise meeting, organised by Specsavers in Crumlin, saw the pair chat about their love of sport and how Isabelle would love to play for the ladies Dublin GAA team some day.
Isabelle said: “It made my year seeing Dean after not being able to go to any matches this year. It was the best surprise ever.”
Her aunt Karen added: “I would like to thank Specsavers for the opportunity of a lifetime and for making this surprise possible.”
The surprise was made possible through Specsavers sponsorship of the GAA Hawk-Eye.