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Colm Hanley, of Murray Consultants, writes:

For Christmas, Andrew [Whelan, from Stradbally, Co Laois] got the present of a lifetime from Santa Claus; two tickets to see his football idol Robbie Brady line out for Norwich against Cardiff City. But just days before the game, Robbie completed a transfer to Premier League side Burnley.

Last week, at the team hotel, Robbie surprised Andrew with his own Ireland jersey and gave him #TheCallUp to be a mascot for Republic of Ireland vs Iceland on Tuesday [tomorrow] night.

A clearly shell-shocked Andrew was delighted to meet his hero and is looking forward to the game on Tuesday.

Robbie Brady named Ireland captain with Martin O’Neill set to blood new caps (RTE)