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Addison Whelan’s cousin also took home jersey from Aviva Stadium on Thursday

Addison Whelan wasn’t the only lucky youngster to nab a jersey after Thursday’s Ireland V Portugal game.

Her cousin, Halle Harcourt (11) managed to get her hands on Conor Hourihane’s number 8 jersey after the match.

Both girls are young football stars from Dublin’s north inner city.

Addison plays for Shelbourne’s U13s while Halle plays for Belvedere FC.

Halle was also selected for the FAI’s emerging talent programme earlier this year.

Coincidentally, Halle and Addison wear the numbers 7 and 8 on the football pitch.

The girls sported the jerseys for a photo shoot in Corinthians Boxing Club.

Addison caught the nation’s attention last Thursday when she was seen sprinting onto the pitch to get Cristiano Ronaldo’s attention.

She told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland: “I jumped over the barrier because I was in the second row. I jumped over the first row and over the barrier.



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The girls wear the numbers 7 and 8 on the football pitch

“Then I sprinted onto the pitch, but there was security guards running behind me and there was another two coming from the other corner so I just kept sprinting.

“Then I was just screaming Ronaldo’s name. He turned around and he saw me and he was telling them to leave me.

“I was calling him over. He came over to me. I was just in shock and crying and I was like ‘can I have your jersey? Please, please. I’m a big, huge fan’. He was saying are you okay?”

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