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Incredibly emotional scenes as victorious Galway bring Liam MacCarthy home

There were huge celebrations and plenty of tender moments shared as the Tribesmen returned as champions.

THE VICTORIOUS GALWAY hurlers returned home as All-Ireland senior and minor champions and there were some inevitably emotional scenes as players and coaches from both teams met with friends and family.

Galway senior manager Micheal Donoghue shares a tender moment with his father, Miko, and Liam as the team arrives in Ballinasloe.

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‘Dad, we did it.’ Miko, his wife Margaret and Micheal take a longing look at Liam.

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Timmy O Flatharta from Spiddal salutes the team in Athlone as their bus moves across the River Shannon

The Galway team bus with the Liam McCarthy Cup pass over the River Shannon as Timmy O Flatharta salutes the team Source: James Crombie; ©INPHO/James Crombie/INPHO

One for the WhatsApp group. Garda Michael Hehir and an unidentified fan (senior captain David Burke) pose for a selfie.

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Lonely no more. Aodhan Kelly ponders an amendment to the famous lyrics.

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The shadow of greatness. Galway captain David Burke shows Liam to the crowd.

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Best seat in the house. Eileen Lyons from Ballinasloe shows her true colours.

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Smart move. 11-week-old Sarah Coughlan from Killimer paces herself and gets some shut eye before the real party kicks off.

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It’s good to be back.

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