Saturday 29 April 2017

Dublin's Philly McMahon in touching tribute to the late 'Batman' Ben Farrell after Kerry win

'Batman' Ben Farrell lost his brave battle with cancer
'Batman' Ben Farrell lost his brave battle with cancer
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Dublin star Philly McMahon paid tribute to five-year-old cancer victim ‘Batman’ Ben Farrell after today's narrow win over Kerry.

Ben Farrell, aged just 5, passed away over a week ago after a lengthy battle with kidney cancer.

Affectionately known as ‘Batman’ Ben, the youngster captured the heart of the nation as he battled for life.

A minute's applause was observed by tens of thousands of fans in the fifth minute of today's game at Croke Park after a Twitter campaign during the week.

Corner-back Philly McMahon tweeted: 'The little batman was watching over us! #batmanben'

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