Dublin GAA stars set to honour tragic Batman Ben in today’s semi-final

There won't be a dry eye in the stadium.

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The Dublin GAA team will honour Batman Ben with a minute’s applause during the All-Ireland semi-final with Kerry today.

Batman Ben passed away nearly two weeks ago after loosing his battle with cancer. The 5-year-old was a major GAA fan so it has been decided that a fitting tribute to their number one fan would be a minute’s applause.

The applause will take place in the fifth minute of the match in honour of the brave Finglas native.

Richie Larkin of All Dublin GAA Fans told Dublin Live, the applause also aims to raise awareness for children’s cancer.

He said, “We’re having a minutes applause in the fifth minute of the match for Batman Ben. Even though Ben has passed, we still need to raise awareness for children’s cancer.”

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Richie went on to empathise with Ben’s family and commend his bravery and positivity thorough out his battle with the disease.

He said, “It’s shocking for the family to be told that there was nothing else that could be done for their child.It’s absolutely soul destroying. I hope they find comfort in what a hero their son was.

“He was always smiling. He brought so much joy to everyone. He was amazing.

“When something like that happens it brings you back to reality. It makes you realise that the problems you might have aren’t even problems at all.”

We extend our deepest condolences to Ben’s family.

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