Des Cahill said meeting his newborn niece was “the best birthday present ever” in a sweet tribute on Instagram.
He, the former Sunday Game pundit revealed he became a grandfather for the second time on Monday as he showed off the newest member of the family, a baby girl named Ellie.
Des and his wife Caroline posed for photos with their new grandchild in front of the Christmas tree as they congratulated their son Paul and their partner Aine in complete joy.
The Dubliner confided that getting to hug Ellie for the first time was “the best birthday present ever” – although his birthday isn’t until March – and added that he is very weird. hopes for her granddaughter’s future sports career.
“I just received the best birthday present EVER..!! To hold our new granddaughter, Ellie,” Des captioned the post.
“Can’t get better than this! Congratulations Aine & Paul. I had no doubt she would be a sports-loving young lady, so I talked to her about the female Athlete of the Year contenders.”
Fans and friends flocked to the comments section to congratulate the happy new grandfather.
Fellow sports broadcaster Jacqui Hurley said: “Stop it, cuteness!! Congratulations to all Cahills! (sic)”
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Model Thalia Heffernan commented with a series of heart emojis, while Big Brother star Hughie Maughan added: “Awww I love that.”
One fan said: “Congratulations to all of you. Great news. Enjoy your Christmas.”
And another wrote: “Congratulations to you and Caroline on your new niece Ellie”.
Ellie is Des’ second grandchild after her daughter Amy welcomed a baby boy named Bobby last year.
The 63-year-old was delighted to become a grandfather for the first time, telling his followers of Bobby’s arrival in a social media announcement.
“So today I became the PRESIDENT!!” he wrote at the time.
“I can’t visit him or his amazing mother, but I’ve decided that my ambition for him is that when he comes to Coppers Nightclub in 18 or 19 years, the boys in The door will say ‘Go on’ – your grandfather is already inside!’ Well done, Amy, and a big thank you to the staff at @_TheNMH in Holles St.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/rtes-des-cahill-says-holding-newborn-granddaughter-is-best-present-ever-42216998.html RTÉ’s Des Cahill says holding newborn granddaughter is ‘the greatest gift ever’