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Dubs fans set to welcome heroes home


Dublin fans will get their chance to celebrate with The Boys in Blue and Sam Maguire in town tonight.

A special event hosted by Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Dublin City Council for the team, backroom staff and the Dublin County Board will take place tonight at 7.15pm in O’Connell Street on a stage erected to the south of the Spire.

Public access to the event on O’Connell will be strictly confined to three access points only:
• Via O’ Connell Street Lower (from O’Connell Bridge);
• From the west via Middle Abbey;
• From the east via Lower Abbey Street.

There will be no public access to the event from O’Connell Street Upper or from any other side streets off O’Connell Street from 6.00pm on the 20th September.

For further details: http://www.dublincity.ie/sites/default/files/content/Documents/GAA%20dublin%20event.pdf

This is a family-friendly alcohol-free event. Dublin City Council is encouraging people to use public transport when travelling to and from the event and to be prepared for changeable weather.

An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh says “Congratulations to the Dublin Senior Football Team on their great win in Croke Park today.  It was an honour to be there and witness this great occasion.  I would like to pay tribute to the players, management, backroom staff and sponsors, for all their work through the year to bring us to this great day, and to Dublin fans who brought such great passion to the ground.  I’d also like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution that the Kerry team and supporters made to what was truly a great spectacle today, where football was the ultimate winner. I look forward to welcoming the Dublin team to O’Connell Street tomorrow night where we can let them know how much we appreciate their great efforts.   Bua iontach é seo do fhoireann Baile Átha Cliath agus tá Sam ag fanact sa chathair i mbliana.”

Dublin lifted their 25th All-Ireland with a 0-12 to 0-09 victory over Kerry at Croke Park.