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Thousands of fans turn O'Connell Street blue for Dublin's Sam Maguire celebrations

The crowds braved the elements to give the All-Ireland winners a hero’s reception.
Sep 21st 2015, 9:18 PM 27,743 59

DUBLIN’S ALL-IRELAND winning celebrations continued in the capital this evening as thousands of fans gathered for the official homecoming parade.

Jim Gavin’s side edged past Kerry at Croke Park yesterday to win their 25th All-Ireland title and were honoured by Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh at a reception in the Mansion House earlier.

They then headed across town to greet the large crowds on O’Connell Street.

Stephen Cluxton arrives with the Sam Maguire Trophy Captain Stephen Cluxton arrives with the Sam Maguire trophy. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Alan Brogan signs autographs for fans Alan Brogan signs autographs for fans. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Dublin fans on O'Connell Street Thousands of fans gathered on O'Connell Street from early evening. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Kevin McManamon sings with Ann Grimes famous for Òah here, leave it outÓ Kevin McManamon sings with Ann Grimes from Sherriff Street. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Dublin players celebrate Dublin players on stage. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Dublin fans on O'Connell Street The rain didn't prevent Dubs fans coming out in force. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Bernard Brogan and Alan Brogan are introduced to the crowd The Brogan brothers, Bernard and Alan, are introduced to the crowd. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Dublin fans look down onto O'Connell Street Every vantage point was taken. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Alan Brogan with the Sam Maguire Trophy speaks to Des Cahill Des Cahill interviews Alan Brogan. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

James Kennedy Dublin fan James Kennedy enjoying the homecoming. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

 

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