Davy Fitz and Clare made one Baghdad-born hurling fan's dream come true

Bonner Ó'Loingsigh met his heroes in Thurles

BY Raf Diallo 17:24 Monday 18 April 2016, 17:24 18 Apr 2016

Clare appear to be reestablishing themselves as one of the forces to be reckoned with in this year's All-Ireland hurling championship after reaching the Allianz League final.

The Banner beat Kilkenny yesterday to set up a clash with Waterford on May 1st.

But what many didn't see behind the scenes was a kind act from manager Davy Fitzgerald and his team, who invited a young hurling fan into the dressing room.

Abdul Al Jumaili AKA Bonner Ó'Loingsigh from Baghdad, Iraq recently released a video detailing how hurling helped him overcome bullying after moving to Ireland with his family in 2008.

Davy, who has spoken about his own past experiences of being bullied, saw the video and invited the avid Clare fan down to Thurles for the league semi-final:

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