St. Patrick’s player lifts up tiny pitch invader after scoring

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Normally footballers not named Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi have little problem brushing off or ignoring pitch invaders, but when it's a little kid tugging at your shirt after you've just sealed your club's first league title in over a decade, the joy of the moment takes over.

St. Patrick's Athletic won the Irish Premier Division for the first time since 2002 by beating Sligo 2-0 at home on Sunday. Anthony Flood scored the second goal and by the time he reached the touchline to celebrate in front of the fans Richmond Park, there was already a young boy in a St. Patrick's away shirt dancing around on the pitch. When the kid went up to congratulate Flood, the goal scorer lifted him up as more fans piled on.

As great as that moment was, the first goal from Greg Bolger might have been even better. Have a look...

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