Shane O’Donnell (19) has become an overnight hero after his incredible performance for Clare, securing an All-Ireland Hurling win on Saturday.
And while he’s become the talk of the town - and the most eligible bachelor in Ireland - manager Davy Fitzgerald said that he won’t let fame ‘get to his head’.
“Shane is an extraordinary young fella,” Davy told Miriam O’Callaghan on RTE Radio One.
“He’s very unassuming. With his newfound fame, he’s finding it pretty interesting to cope.
“He said to me just last night, ‘This has gone fairly crazy Davy. I’ll be pushing it hard for a place again next year and I won’t let it get to my head.”
Before the crucial clash against Cork, Fitz avoided telling the star player he would be starting until just two hours before the game.
“I said to him during the week, ‘You are going to play at some stage. If you get a chance, you will bag one. You might even bag a second one’.”
And he responded: “If you give me enough time, I won’t let you down.”
Fitz played tribute to Cork, who put up an admirable defence over the weekend for the Liam McCarthy cup.
“I have to pay massive respect to Cork,” he said. “You know they’re going to throw the kitchen sink at you and they won’t give in no matter what.”
“During the week, we didn’t mention the words ‘All Ireland’ at any stage, we just said we had a game and 70 minutes to prepare for. “
When it comes to the fame game, Fitz said: "We won't get carried away. I'd like to think we're down to earth and we'll come back again and the year after and see what we can do."