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In pictures: Donegal's All-Ireland heroes visit Crumlin Children's Hospital

Ahead of a long night in the hills later, it was first stop Crumlin for the Sam Maguire and the All-Ireland football champions this afternoon.

YESTREDAY, THEY SEALED the county’s second-ever All-Ireland victory with defeat of Mayo in the championship decider at Croke Park.

And after a night of celebrations, Donegal’s footballers dropped in on some of the patients in Crumlin’s Children Hospital. Here’s how it looked:

In pictures: Donegal's All-Ireland heroes visit Crumlin Children's Hospital
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  • Leo McLoone and Jim McGuinness arrive at the hospital

  • Jamie Murphy from Kilkenny meets the Donegal boss

  • McGuinness and 7-year-old Hazel Pakenham

  • Nephew of Donegal player Marty Boyle, 7-week-old Oisin from the Glenties meets Dermot Molloy and Leo McLoone

  • Katie Morris from Monaghan and some of the players

  • Mary-Louise Collins from Mayo

  • Matthew Murray meets Jim McGuinness

  • Matthew Murray in the Sam Maguire, with Karl Lacey and Jim McGuinness

  • Matthew Murray from Letterkenny meets Karl Lacey, goalkeeping coach Pat Shovlin, Frank McGlynn 24/9/2012

  • Matthew Murray isn't happy with Karl Lacey

  • 9-year-old Finn Geraghty from Ranelagh with the man of the hour

Pics: INPHO/James Crombie

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