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Late Late Toy Show star Stevie Mulrooney praised for ‘amazing’ performance of Ireland’s Call

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There was a special rendition of the national anthem before Ireland played Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday.

Stevie Mulrooney, who previously appeared on The Late Late Toy Show has won praise for his performance of Ireland’s Call during Sunday’s Six Nations game.

The eight-year-old who from Co. Kilkenny came to national prominence when he sang the song on The Late Late Toy Show back in November.

Stevie sand in front of the 52,700 capacity crowd ahead of Ireland’s match against Italy in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

He had been invited to sing by Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier and performed after Jennifer Dalton had sung the Italian anthem and Amhran na bhFiann.

Viewers took to social media to praise Stevie’s heartwarming performance.

One said “That gorgeous boy belting out Ireland’s Call with so much passion is up their with the greatest rendition of a national anthem I’ve ever heard.”

Another joked: “The kid singing the Irish national anthem has just unleashed the ancestry of my great great Irish grandparents. C’mon Ireland.” @AndyBarrow2012 added: “Kid singing the Irish anthem is a boss!”

Along with his singing, the youngster is also a rugby fanatic himself. He previously explained: “I can’t wait to meet more of the players because I am a big rugby fan.

“I play with Kilkenny RFC U8s, and even though we don’t really play with a Number 10, that’s where I’d like to play. Johnny Sexton is my all-time favourite player.”

 

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