Dublin mascot (10) shows off Irish charm on World Cup stage
Published 18/06/2014 | 21:08
Ten year-old Irish mascot Ciaran Duffy showed all his Irish charm in his role as mascot during the World Cup clash of Spain and Chile tonight.
The Dublin youngster, dubbed the Irish mini-Messi because of his freestyling skills, lined up at the Maracana tonight, walking out with Spanish captain Iker Casillas prior to kick-off in the famous stadium in Rio.
Any nerves the youngster may have been feeling were not evident as Ciaran even managed a wink for the cameras before the game began.
The talented 10-year-old has become an online hit for his freestyling skills after featuring in an ad for McDonalds for the World Cup Finals.
Ciaran, who plays for the Shamrock Rovers under-11s is already a member of the Manchester United Academy, centre of excellence.
It may have been a difficult night for the Spanish, but one the young Irishman is unlikely to ever forget.