Darren Randolph surprises young Irish fan ahead of Austria clash

The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper was on hand to make seven-year-old Cathal Byrne's day

Darren Randolph

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Darren Randolph may be busy with his preparation for the Republic of Ireland's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Austria on Sunday evening, but had time to make one young Ireland fan's day.

The West Ham goalkeeper was tasked with delivering "The Call Up" to seven-year-old Ireland supporter, Cathal Byrne.

Cathal, who lives with a co-ordination disorder known as dyspraxia, is a keen goalkeeper and striker - but says he prefers the former because he "doesn't like being kicked in the legs".

In association with Three Ireland, Cathal will lead the Irish team out at the Aviva Stadium this weekend and will walk out alongside his favourite player - Darren Randolph.