Pics: Best tackle of the day as Ireland's biggest rugby fan meets her heroes 4 years ago

Pics: Best tackle of the day as Ireland's biggest rugby fan meets her heroes

Great to see so many players taking the time out.

Jennifer Malone from Kildare dropped by the Irish rugby camp, at Carton House, today to wish Paul O'Connell and his teammates the best ahead of their Six Nations date with Wales.

Jennifer, who has Down's Syndrome, is also a massive Kildare GAA fan and often joins the players on the pitch, after matches, for their cool-down sessions.

The Irish players, including Paul O'Connell and Simon Zebo, were only too happy to stop for pictures, hugs and chats with Jennifer before their training session at the Maynooth venue.

Paul O'Connell says 'hello'

Jennifer Malone meets Paul O'Connell before training 10/3/2015

Simon Zebo stops by for a hug

Jennifer Malone meets Simon Zebo 10/3/2015

Engage! Jennifer meets Marty Moore and Tadhg Furlong

Jennifer Malone hugs Marty Moore and Tadhg Furlong before training 10/3/2015