Thursday 19 January 2017

Looks like you can't win 'em all, Jamie

Published 05/12/2015 | 02:30

amie Heaslip's Charm didn't work on Caragh Smyth (7mths) from Newbridge at the Temple Street Christmas Light-up at Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Picture Andres Poveda
amie Heaslip's Charm didn't work on Caragh Smyth (7mths) from Newbridge at the Temple Street Christmas Light-up at Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Picture Andres Poveda

It's safe to say this little girl is no fan of Ireland and Leinster rugby hero Jamie Heaslip.

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Just minutes earlier, Heaslip helped Carragh Smyth's big brother Cian (6) switch on the Christmas lights at the Temple Street Children's Hospital tree lighting ceremony.

However, that didn't impress six-month-old Carragh, who promptly burst into tears when she was placed in Jamie's arms.

Cian, who is from Newbridge in Kildare, had the honour of switching on the lights with fellow patient Ali Byrne, and with some assistance from Jamie and Santa Claus.

Cian and Carragh's mum Sinead said her son was delighted to meet the number eight, even if her daughter was making strange with him.

Cian, who has cerebral palsy, suffered renal failure in 2013 and has undergone two kidney transplants.

Following his second transplant, Cian has fully recovered and has now started school.

Collections in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital will take place at Tesco stores nationwide this weekend.

Irish Independent

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