Ten-year-old Dillon Cronin from Knockbridge became the latest internet sensation last week when a video of him pulling a masterful Jenga move went viral.
Dillon, who is a pupil at St Mary’s NS Knockbridge, was caught on camera by his mother Laura Cronin completing the move that would make the karate kid proud and the look on his face when he realises he’s pulled it off is priceless.
The Jenga legend, who is in Mr Clune’s fourth class in the Knockbridge primary school, manages to chop away the bottom layer of blocks without knocking the Jenga tower.
“He’s actually done the move three times,” said proud mother Laura.
“He was delighted he did it the first time and asked me to film it for his second attempt which was also a success.
“He did it for a third time afterward too so it’s his signature move now.
The video has appeared on Joe.ie where it has over 200,000 views and iRadio also picked it up for their Facebook page where it currently has over 100,000 views.
“Breaking News also took the video and Storyful media have contacted us about promoting it so we’ll see how that goes.”
Laura said that Dillon is delighted with his new found fame.
“He thinks he’s brilliant now and he’s the talk of the playground at school and his teacher Mr Clune is very impressed with his trick.
“Santy brought the Jenga game for him and he hasn’t put it down since he got it.
“He is usually flat out at the computer and Santy also brought him an iPad and a gaming chair for his Xbox but he hasn’t given them a second glance.
“He has been playing Jenga the entire time which is great.
“He is loving all the attention and will certainly be known as the ‘Jenga kid’ for the rest of his life now although I’m not sure how pleased he’ll be with that when he gets older!
“At least he will always have it as a party trick.”
You can view the video on YouTube by searching ‘Dundalk kid is The Jenga Master’.