Pupils from a Donegal primary school have been given a wonderful surprise - they're going to play at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin tonight in front of thousands of people.

A number of pupils from St. Oran's National School in Buncrana will play at half-time during the Republic of Ireland - Moldova World Cup Qualifying game.

And it's all thanks to a wonderful initiative by the FAI and Bank of Ireland who wanted to give the school a lift after two of the pitches that the school uses were badly damaged during the the unprecedented flooding in Inishowen in August.

Former Republic of Ireland international Stephen Hunt, who is a brand ambassador for the FAI, paid a trip to the school to and was the bearer of good news.

See the wonderful reaction at the school in this clip below.

The video will be also shown on the big screens at the Aviva Stadium.

Now, a number of pupils will get the chance to play on the wonderful Aviva surface.

Head of Youth Banking at Bank of Ireland, Rory Carty, said it was all about "giving back to the community."

It's a wonderful day for all  involved and one that the lucky pupils involved will never forget.

Hunt, who played in midfield and defence, played 39 times for the Republic of Ireland between 2007 and 2012.

At club level he played with Brentford, Crystal Palace, Reading, Hull City, Wolves and Coventry City.

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