Children meet their sporting heroes on the Late Late Toy Show

Their Christmas wish has already been sorted

BY Sinéad Farrell 12:26 Saturday 3 December 2016, 12:26 3 Dec 2016

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It's a Christmas miracle. 

Getting a slot on the Late Late Toy Show is the pinnacle for any child growing up in Ireland. The toys, the responsibility of testing a toy, the applause - it was everything a pre-teen could dream of.

And down through the years, the show has afforded children the chance to meet their heroes. Robbie Keane made a surprise appearance one year while one little boy who idolised Evelyn Cusack, was treated to a meeting with the woman herself on the show.

Last night, Tubs delivered again and invited Jamie Heaslip and Rory McIlroy on to the show to make someone's day.

Charlie Smyth from Cavan was assigned the task of playing with a golf game and he was pouring out the Rory McIlroy facts like it was nobody's business.

Smyth then inquires if Tubridy can 'loan' McIlroy to him and the Golf pro appears.

The pair discovered that they both excel at chipping at putting, although McIlroy said his skills in that department have waned in the passing years. McIlroy then gave Smyth two video games and tickets for him and his family to the Irish Open next year.

Meanwhile, Evan Hoban from Salthill in Galway was rendered speechless when he turned around to see Irish rugby star Jamie Heaslip emerge from back stage to give him the jersey he wore during Ireland's superb victory over Australia last weekend.


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