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In pics: Smithfield turns blue as thousands celebrate Dublin's three-in-a-row

Jim Gavin and his players continued their celebrations in the capital this evening.

THOUSANDS OF FANS turned out at Smithfield Square this evening to celebrate Dublin’s third successive All-Ireland senior football championship title.

Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha and Dublin City Council welcomed the players, management and county board to the Mansion House for a civic reception, before an open-top bus took the team across the Liffey.

Dublin fans at the reception Crowds gathered from early evening. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Dublin fans at the reception The team arrived on stage just after 7pm. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Denis Bastick and Cormac Costello with the Sam Maguire Denis Bastick and Cormac Costello with the Sam Maguire. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Stephen Cluxton with Marty Morrissey Captain Stephen Cluxton welcomed on stage by Marty Morrissey. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Kevin McManamon sings a song for the crowd Kevin McManamon took the microphone for a few sing-songs. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A general view of the crowds in Smithfield Thousands gathered in Smithfield for the event. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Jonny Cooper addresses the crowd Jonny Cooper addressed the crowd. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Jim Gavin with Stephen Cluxton and Marty Morrissey Cluxton and manager Jim Gavin received a big welcome. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Dean Rock addresses the crowd And of course the matchwinner, Dean Rock! Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

We spoke to some of the fans out to see the team.

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We also caught up with yesterday’s man-of-the-match, James McCarthy, who admitted that the team were a bit tired after the match yesterday to celebrate properly, but assured us that they were making up for it now.

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