Nine-year-old Lucy Beth Duffy from Dublin has been named the winner of a design a shirt competition that was launched by Manchester City back in May.

More than 1,000 entries were received, which was then cut down to a shortlist of four, with Lucy's design chosen as the overall winner.

Indeed, Lucy is from a family of City fans, who travel over from Ireland for games at the Etihad and have a City-themed 'cave' in their house decorated in memorabilia. 

Her first ever game at the Etihad was for City's win over Watford in January 2018, and she was back for their New Year's Day victory over Everton in 2020.

To celebrate, Puma produced a limited edition of the shirt with her name on the back and Sergio Aguero was on hand to reveal the winner.

The Dublin girl has said she is still in shock that she won the competition.

Speaking to RTÉ News, she said she chose to enter the international competition when it was announced in May as she loves drawing and is a Manchester City fan.

She explained her idea for the winning design.

"I thought they already had stripes so I thought the stripes coming in would be cool and I did blue and pink for a pop of colour."

She was revealed as the winner earlier by Manchester City player Sergio Aguero in a video message, beating off around one thousand other entrants.

"I couldn't think of any words to say. I was just so shocked."

She said her classmates have already celebrated with a four or five minute clap for her, adding that the school principal is also a Man City fan.

Her family too have been celebrating her win and her framed winning design takes pride of place in their home in Dublin.

"They love Man City so this is such a great thing to happen," she said.