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Limerick's All-Ireland champions visit children's hospitals with Liam MacCarthy

A fine GAA tradition.

FRESH FROM ENDING their 45-year wait for All-Ireland hurling glory, Limerick’s newly-crowned champions continued a fine GAA tradition by visiting Dublin’s children’s hospitals ahead of their journey home from the capital.

Members of the Limerick team with parents and patients of Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Limerick’s heroic winners brought along the Liam MacCarthy Cup to visit the kids and spirits were high in both Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Temple Street as players, management, members and staff alike enjoyed the celebrations.

Here’s a look at the heart-warming scenes from Crumlin first.

10-year-old Jake Clarke from Wexford lifts the silver alongside John Kiely and Declan Hannon

John Kiely with Jake Cloke and Declan Hannon Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Nathan and Alan Flynn were all smiles with Barry Hennessy

Nathan and Alan Flynn with Barry Hennessy Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Limerick captain Declan Hannon with seven-month-old Harley Kenny and Alannah Dawson from Dublin

Declan Hannon with Harley Kenny and Alannah Dawson Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Nathan Flynn meets Limerick All-Ireland winners Barry Hennessy and Paul Browne

Nathan Flynn with Barry Hennessy and Paul Browne Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Declan Hannon with Phillip and Alan Dunne

Declan Hannon with Phillip and Alan Dunne Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Limerick’s Seamus Hickey smiles with Niamh Collins and three-and-a-half week-old Liam Tomney

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Niamh Collins with Seamus Hickey and Liam Tomney, three and a half weeks, Dublin Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

10-year-old Jessica Whelan from Kildare gets her hands on the cup and meets Barry Hennessy

Barry Hennessy with Jessica Whelan Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Limerick manager John Kiely with Lisa, Phillip and Alan Dunne

John Kiely with Lisa, Phillip and Alan Dunne Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

And from there, they headed to Temple Street to share the celebrations with children and staff…

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Nine-year-old CJ Murphy from Kildare was delighted to get a go at lifting the cup

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Kiely and Hannon were among those to meet three-year-old Allie Sheridan and her mum Jackie


John Kiely has a chat with three-year-old John Paul and five-year-old Nora McDonagh from Dundalk


And RTÉ had their cameras there to capture some special moments too….

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