It’s a nice gesture of the weekend. Joe McCarthy was voted home of the match for his first start in an Irish shirt and wanted to take the opportunity to present his medal to his little brother. A touching moment that, despite the defeat of the Blues, makes you smile…
If some people don’t already know Joe McCarthy, that’s it. AuthorXXL performance against the French on Friday night, the Irish second line revealed itself to all. The colossus of 1m98 and 119 kg still had a difficult task to make James Ryan forget. The 22-year-old, who was voted man of the match for his first start with XV du Trèfle, was up to the challenge. A reward that he hastened to celebrate with his family, who traveled to the Marseille Vélodrome.
After receiving his man of the match medal, Joe McCarthy joined his family to share the unique moment. And his loved ones weren’t the least bit proud. It was enough to see the expression in his little brother’s eyes full of emotion. For this occasion, the second row Leinster decided to offer his medal to his cadet. A touching moment that quickly went viral on social networks.
After exchanging a few words with the family and capturing this moment with photos that will live in the memories, the one we nicknamed “Big Joe” was able to enjoy the festive evening to the fullest! Because except win (17-38)this match will undoubtedly be one of those to mark the career of the second row.