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.
Thanks to everyone who attended the homecoming! A brilliant occasion pic.twitter.com/eP3a1PKKGb— Cork City Women's FC (@CorkCityWFC) November 6, 2017
What a reception for the girls pic.twitter.com/qtyxczf4lg— Cork City Women's FC (@CorkCityWFC) November 6, 2017
Cork City's soccer teams arrive home to a heroes welcome after Cup glory. pic.twitter.com/uk9RM9rJHu— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) November 6, 2017
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