JIM’S PROMISE TO DONEGAL CHILDREN: ‘WE’LL TAKE SAM INTO EVERY SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY’

RORY KAVANAGH MEETS YOUNG FANS IN NEWTOWN

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 September 27, 2012
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JIM TAKES TIME TO MEET FANS IN BURT THIS EVENING

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.

RORY KAVANAGH MEETS YOUNG FANS IN NEWTOWN

 

 

 

 


15 thoughts on “JIM’S PROMISE TO DONEGAL CHILDREN: ‘WE’LL TAKE SAM INTO EVERY SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY’

  1. Kids not Disappointed – you want to tell that to the HUNDREDS of kids that were left disappointed in Lifford this evening.
    I KNOW its not Jim’s Call, but, its the county boards fault.
    In their infinate wisdom, they decided that they were going to just drive through Donegals Capital and wave out at the 1,000 or so people that lined the route.
    DIDNT HAPPEN – people power won the day – they were FORCED to stop by sheer numbers of people in front of the bus.
    There were a lot of kids (and parents) left very heartbroken at this sudden change to the planned schedule !!

    1. Im sure it is dissapointing, but give Jim and the lads a break …. they are putting the county and children before themselves. Just see the recent days posts … after the hard training all year and absense from their own kids and families, they are doing the best they can. Its not easy keeping all happy all the time.

  2. If ever a team and management gave the impression that they did what they did for the entire county and not just for themselves, this is that team. What great ambassadors! I’m a Donegal man living in Cork (was in Croke Park last Sunday)and I’ve enjoyed following the ‘world tour’ on ‘donegaldaily.’ Well done to all.

  3. Fair play to Jim and all the lads, they have brought great happiness and confidence back to Donegal. But also a special mention to the team at donegaldaily.com whose unwavering coverage of not only the final, but all the matches in the lead up to it. They have kept all of us up to date with everything from match reports to the reaction of fans from all over the world. Well done lads. Keep up the good work.

  4. Could all moaning faced people stay away. Well done to Jim and county board for making that promise. Jim can’t do that on his own. Now all good people of Donegal. Keep enjoying. We won’t see this for another year. Well done everyone.

  5. paul please stop moaning we won the all ireland,give the lads a break tough few months.wat about all the children in letterkenny that had to go home on tuesday nite.up the lads jimmy winning fans

  6. we would love a visit form the TEAM AND SAM at BALLAGHDERG SPECIAL NEEDS PRESCHOLL, MOUNTAIN TOP GREAT TO HAVE SAM BACK IN THE HILLS

  7. As Paul has said it’s not fault of the team or Jim but Lifford very disappointed but not blaming players, it was on schedule (Raphoe was not),people there from 1.30,told to go into Community Centre as boys on their way, then told in Centre they weren’t stopping & to get back to road side, not easy to move out that quick when you have children & massive numbers heading 1 direction. Think players need their rest so maybe we’ll get a shout at not so later date! We won’t all get to see Sam at schools with younger kids & I’m sure Civic Reception in County House will only be “Hob Nobs” not “wee people” of town! Boys done great & should be allowed time with their families & rest/celebrate as they please!

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