The younger lady who ran onto the pitch to get Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal shirt after his match with the Republic of Eire on Thursday was fined over £2,500 for coming into the enjoying surfaces. 

Ronaldo made 11-year-old Addison Whelan’s evening by giving her his shirt and a hug after she ran onto the pitch to satisfy the striker after the 0-0 attract Dublin.

The adoring fan was so overcome with emotion she ignored the safety guards and wrapped her arms across the Manchester United star for a second time after he gave her the jersey.

The young Ireland fan who ran onto the pitch to get Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt has been fined over £2,500 for entering the field of play

The younger Eire fan who ran onto the pitch to get Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt has been fined over £2,500 for coming into the sphere of play 

Addison Whelan, 11, got a shirt and a hug during Ireland's 0-0 draw with Portugal in Dublin

Addison Whelan, 11, bought a shirt and a hug throughout Eire’s 0-0 draw with Portugal in Dublin 

However now Miss Whelan has revealed that she was handed a hefty superb for coming into the pitch, however revealed her father goes to cowl the prices.  

Talking to Irish radio station FM104, the 11-year-old stated: ‘I used to be fined for working onto the pitch. My dad’s going to pay it.

She additionally instructed RTE Radio 1’s Morning Eire present: ‘I jumped over the barrier as a result of I used to be within the second row. I jumped over the primary row and over the barrier.

‘Then I sprinted onto the pitch, however there was safety guards working behind me and there was one other two coming from the opposite nook so I simply saved sprinting.

‘Then I used to be simply screaming Ronaldo’s title. He rotated and he noticed me and he was telling them to depart me.

Miss Whelan (front) has confirmed that her father will pay the fine for entering the pitch

Miss Whelan (entrance) has confirmed that her father can pay the superb for coming into the pitch 

‘So then I used to be calling him over. He came to visit to me. I used to be simply in shock and crying and I used to be like “can I’ve your jersey? Please, please. I am an enormous, enormous fan.”‘

Ronaldo, 36, who was accosted by one other fanatical supporter throughout the match itself, took all of it in his stride, patting the lady on the pinnacle and saying one thing to try to calm her down. 

Miss Whelan was escorted again to the stands the place she stood proudly holding the shirt for the cameras. It got here after a irritating evening for the talisman after Portugal have been held to a 0-0 draw by a dogged Irish defence on the Aviva Stadium. 

Late within the second half he discovered uncommon area from defenders – and followers – to make headed contact with an Andre Silva’s cross, solely to look his effort narrowly broad throughout aim.

The United star then had one other probability with the ultimate assault of the match in stoppage time, seeking to rating from an acute angle as a substitute of passing the ball again for team-mate Joao Felix to transform.

Rep of Ireland players sensing a lack of threat also guided security to let the fan meet Ronaldo

Rep of Eire gamers sensing a scarcity of risk additionally guided safety to let the fan meet Ronaldo

The fan was close to tears when Ronaldo gave her his match shirt following the 0-0 draw

The fan was near tears when Ronaldo gave her his match shirt following the 0-0 draw

Regardless of failing to win in Dublin, the draw was sufficient to take Portugal again on prime of Group A on aim distinction forward of Serbia, who they’ll host in Lisbon on Sunday needing solely a draw to safe qualification for subsequent winter’s World Cup finals in Qatar.   

Brighton defender Shane Duffy gave a ringing endorsement of Eire gaffer Stephen Kenny after the match regardless of failing to qualify for Qatar after a disastrous begin to their Group A fixtures.  

Kenny, who changed Mick McCarthy on the helm in April final yr, shall be out of contract subsequent summer time, however it’s understood the Soccer Affiliation of Eire will make a judgement on his reign thus far after they assess a World Cup qualifying marketing campaign which attracts to an in depth in Luxembourg on Sunday.

As Ronaldo then went to depart the field, the supporter was escorted off the field of play

As Ronaldo then went to depart the sphere, the supporter was escorted off the sphere of play

Thursday evening’s 0-0 draw with Portugal in Dublin cemented a perception throughout the camp {that a} new-look crew is making important progress. 

Duffy, who gained his fiftieth cap on the evening, stated: ‘I feel Stephen’s good.

‘He had a tricky begin with the entire Covid [situation] and gamers dropping out, and that resulted in outcomes not going our method.

‘However when you do not suppose we’re moving into a optimistic method, you are writing the improper stuff. We’re all moving into the proper course. There is a distinction within the soccer we’re enjoying. Followers are enthusiastic about it.

‘For me, I feel it is apparent we love enjoying underneath him. We’re all combating for him. Even throughout the laborious state of affairs there initially, we have been nonetheless combating for him. That is an indication that the gamers wish to play for a supervisor.

‘Each single one in there and the backroom employees as properly, they’re all wonderful. Should you went in that dressing room, everybody’s completely satisfied and that is the best way it’s.’ 

Earlier in the match, Ronaldo had to dodge another supporter who had invaded the pitch

Earlier within the match, Ronaldo needed to dodge one other supporter who had invaded the pitch

The forward endured a frustrating night in front of goal missing the best chance with a header

The ahead endured a irritating evening in entrance of aim lacking the very best probability with a header

Such is the advance Kenny’s crew has made – their heart-breaking defeat in Portugal in September is their solely reverse in 9 video games – that the temper after a creditable draw on the Aviva Stadium by which Cristiano Ronaldo missed one gilt-edge probability and was denied on the demise by teenage keeper Gavin Bazunu was considered one of disappointment reasonably than elation. 

Requested concerning the ambiance within the dressing room afterwards, Duffy, 29, stated: ‘It wasn’t ecstatic, the music wasn’t blaring and that reveals how far we’ve got come.’

Eire already knew they may not qualify for the World Cup after they met up with Portugal and Serbia battling it out for prime spot and computerized development from the group.

Despite a poor display, Portugal still got the point they needed to go to the top of the group

Regardless of a poor show, Portugal nonetheless bought the purpose they wanted to go to the highest of the group

However the level they added to their tally means they will end third in the event that they win in Luxembourg, who beat Azerbaijan 3-1 in Baku of their penultimate qualifier, on Sunday.

Duffy stated: ‘That is the very first thing the supervisor stated after. Everyone knows the disappointments initially of the group, we did not carry out properly sufficient however we wish to end the group as robust as we are able to. Going to Luxembourg to win is the purpose and that is what we wish to do.

‘Within the final 4, 5 video games, we’ve got taken a step ahead, the crew has grown in confidence. Towards among the best groups on the planet, we did not concern them – that is an indication of the arrogance in the best way we’re enjoying, and it is disappointing we did not get the ball into the again of the online.’