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Thousands gather to welcome victorious Cork City teams back to Leeside

Cork City’s cup-winning sides have arrived back on the banks.

Image: Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench)

YOU’D KNOW IF you spotted Cork City’s double-winning squad while traveling the M50 earlier this evening, because their Kearneys bus had ‘DOUBLE WINNERS 2017′ plastered across the side of it.

City completed the first double in their history, and the county of Cork’s first since 1951, as they captured the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup art the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, edging rivals Dundalk on penalties.

The women’s team ensured it became a double-double of sorts by completing their own personal treble, Clare Shine’s goal enough to see off UCD waves before both Cups were hauled back to Cork.

Thousands gathered on the city’s Grand Parade to pay tribute to their heroes at tonight’s homecoming reception, with U17 captain Mitch Byrne also raising his sides’ league silverware alongside his more senior counterparts.

Here’s a collection of tweets and photographs from a celebratory evening on the banks of the Lee.

The Cork City FC WFC celebrate on stage The Cork City women's team celebrate cup success Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Ciara McNamara with the Continental Tyres Women's FAI Senior Cup Captain Ciara McNamara with the Women's FAI Cup Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Alan Bennett and John Dunleavy with The Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup and SSE Airtricity League Trophy John Dunleavy and Alan Bennett with the league and cup trophies Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

The Cork City team pictured on the Nano Nagle bridge Cork squad celebrates on Nano Nagle Footbridge Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

John Caulfield Cork City manager John Caulfield Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Mayor of Cork Tony Fitzgerald congratulates Alan Bennett with The Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Lord Mayor of Cork, Tony Fitzgerald, congratulates Alan Bennett Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Alan Bennett lifts The Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Alan Bennett lifts the FAI Cup Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Achille Campion on the DJ decks Cup final goalscorer Achille Campion blares the tunes Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Achille Campion lifts the trophy Achille Campion lifts the FAI Cup Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Cork City captains Mitch Byrne U17, Alan Bennett, John Dunleavy and Ciara McNamara Cork City captains Mitch Byrne (U17), Alan Bennett, John Dunleavy and Ciara McNamara raise their respective silverware Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

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