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Newly crowned All-Ireland champions Limerick receive heroes' welcome home

Thousands of fans have turned up today at the Gaelic Grounds and elsewhere to greet the team.

THE LIMERICK HURLERS were given a heroes’ welcome home after ending a 45-year wait for an All-Ireland title on Sunday.

John Kiely’s side earned a dramatic 3-16 to 2-18 victory over Galway, prompting jubilant scenes in the county.

Thousands of fans consequently have turned up today at the Gaelic Grounds and elsewhere to greet the team.

It’s been a busy day for the Limerick players and staff, who earlier visited Dublin’s children’s hospitals to continue a fine GAA tradition.

The homecoming party is set to include musical acts Beoga – fronted by Limerick woman Niamh Dunne – as well as The Blizzards and DJ Mark McCabe.

William O’Donoghue boards the train to Limerick Limerick's William O’Donoghue boards the train to Limerick. Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Declan Hannon with John Hanrahan Limerick's Declan Hannon with driver John Hanrahan. Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

John Kiely arrives at Heuston Station Limerick manager John Kiely arrives at Heuston Station. Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Crowds gather outside Limerick Colbert railway station to welcome home the Limerick team Crowds gather outside Limerick Colbert railway station to welcome home the Limerick team. Source: TommyDickson/INPHO

Gearoid Hegarty and Kyle Hayes lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup Limerick's Gearoid Hegarty and Kyle Hayes lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup. Source: TommyDickson/INPHO

Declan Hannon lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup Declan Hannon lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup outside Limerick Colbert railway station. Source: TommyDickson/INPHO

John Kiely lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup Manager John Kiely lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup outside Limerick Colbert railway station. Source: TommyDickson/INPHO

John Kiely Manager John Kiely as the Limerick bus makes its way to the reception at the Gaelic Grounds. Source: TommyDickson/INPHO

Declan Hannon and James Collins with the Liam MacCarthy Cup Cup Declan Hannon and Mayor of Limerick James Collins with the Liam MacCarthy Cup. Source: TommyDickson/INPHO

The Limerick bus makes it's way through Limerick City The Limerick bus makes its way through Limerick City to the reception at the Gaelic Grounds. Source: TommyDickson/INPHO

John Kiely with former Limerick player Paddy Kelly and his wife Tina Manager John Kiely with former Limerick player Paddy Kelly and his wife Tina. Source: TommyDickson/INPHO

John Kiely salutes the crowds Manager John Kiely salutes the crowds. Source: TommyDickson/INPHO

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