DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness promised fans tonight that every child in the county will get a chance to see the Sam Maguire over the next few weeks.
And the whole nation will see it on TV tomorrow night as Jim and the team are the special guests of the Late Late Show.
The manager was speaking in Burt where hundreds of fans turned out on the final day of Sam’s World Tour of Donegal.
The team have been forced to cut short visits to many areas today, not wanting to disappoint the Glenswilly club – home of captain Michael Murphy.
The team was forced to postpone a visit there on Tuesday and will instead go there tonight (Thursday) once a tour of Inishowen is complete.
Manager Jim once again mingled with fans in Burt before addressing the crowd.
He thanked the supporters for their tremendous support and apologised for the short visit.
“We were forced to postpone a visit to Glenswilly on Tuesday and it’s only fair that we get there this evening,” he told the crowd.
“But I want to tell you that every child in the county will get a chance to see the Sam Maguire over the next few weeks. The cup will be going into every school,” he said to cheers from the fans.
Despite their clear tiredness, the players smiled broadly for pictures and signed as many autographs as possible.
Karl Lacey, Rory Kavanagh, Colm McFadden and the rest of the players played their part in another wonderful day for the county.
They will need some rest in the morning – before heading back up to Dublin to appear on the Late Late Show.
Jim and the team are special guests for the night.
UPDATE: The team left Carn at 8.30pm.
Buncrana is looking like 9.45pm – after stop-off at Malin.
Glenswilly could be around 11pm to midnight.