'It's a brilliant day for the kids' - All-Ireland winning Galway team pay a visit to Crumlin Children's Hospital
There were smiles and happy faces as the all-Ireland winning Galway hurling team paid a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin with the Liam MacCarthy trophy in tow.
Both the senior and minor teams were present, with the captain of the minors, Darren Morrissey taking the time to talk about the courage of the children in the hospital.
"It really puts things in perspective, we’re lucky to be able to get up in the morning and go hurling," Darren told Independent.ie.
"Seeing all these sick kids, it really puts things into perspective, it’s nice to be able to give something back," he said.
Darren took the time to take some photos with the children, including one young fan, four-year-old Cian Byrne.
Cian’s father Andy spoke about the team coming in.
"He’s delighted to meet the team, he was watching the game on the TV in A&E yesterday.
"It’s great the teams came out to see the kids, brilliant day, and great for the kids," he said.
The whole team took time to meet the children and take some photos before heading back to Galway this afternoon.
Celebrations are expected to be emotional as the All-Ireland cup returns to Galway for the first time in 29 years.