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Dean 'makes year' for young Dub


Dean Rock and Isabelle Johns

Dean Rock and Isabelle Johns

Dean Rock and Isabelle Johns

Dublin GAA star Dean Rock "made the year" of a young football fan by surprising her with a Zoom call this week ahead of the All-Ireland final.

Isabelle Johns (11) from Walkinstown thought that she was having a Zoom call with her granny, but little did she know she would meet her favourite Dublin player on the other side of the screen.

Rock and Isabelle chatted about their love of the sport and how some day she would love to play for the ladies Dublin GAA team.

"It made my year seeing Dean after not being able to go to any matches this year. It was the best surprise ever," said Isabelle.


The meeting was part of the Specsavers 'Something to Smile About' campaign which aims to celebrate the positivity and joy that a simple smile can bring.

Isabelle's aunt Karen thanked Specsavers for granting the Isabelle "opportunity of a lifetime" to chat with Rock.

"We were delighted to be able to bring some joy to people's lives by surprising Isabelle with a Zoom call from Dean Rock," Specsavers' Edwina McKinney said.

The Zoom surprise was made possible through Specsavers sponsorship of the GAA Hawk-Eye.