Homecoming date for victorious Dublin footballers announced

Homecoming date for victorious Dublin footballers announced
Dublin's victorious captains: Stephen Cluxton and Sinéad Aherne. Pictures: Sportsfile

The date for the Dublin footballers homecoming has been announced.

Dublin enjoyed huge success this weekend with the senior men's team claiming a historic five-in-a-row when they beat Kerry yesterday.

That win was backed up by the Dublin ladies team, who overcame Galway in front of a record crowd to win their third consecutive All-Ireland title.

Following Dublin's victory over Galway today, Dublin City Council announced that a homecoming for both teams will take place on Sunday, September 29.

The council consulted with the Dublin County Board and the Dublin Ladies Gaelic Association and announced that the Lord Mayor "will celebrate these historic victories" by staging the "special, free family-friendly homecoming."

The event will take place from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Merrion Square.

Dublin Lord Mayor Paul Mc Auliffe: "It has been a phenomenal weekend for the women and men of Dublin Gaelic Football with this three-in-a-row victory today and the historic five-in-a-row-win yesterday.

"Congratulations to the Dublin Ladies team of players, Mick Bohan and his management team, the background staff and the fans for their support over the campaign."

Mural artist Ruairi O Byrne who created a Jim Gavin mural in Ballybough. Picture: Collins
Mural artist Ruairi O Byrne who created a Jim Gavin mural in Ballybough. Picture: Collins

Earlier today, Dublin's five-in-a-row winning boss Jim Gavin brought the Same Maguire cup to the unveiling of a victory mural in Ballybough.

The mural features Gavin's image with the words 'Jim Gavin's Mighty Dubs' alongside him and five Sam Maguire cups above him.

More on this topic

Thousands turn out for historic Dublin homecomingThousands turn out for historic Dublin homecoming

1,000 extra tickets to be released for Dublin footballer's homecoming1,000 extra tickets to be released for Dublin footballer's homecoming

Jim Gavin to be awarded freedom of the city of Dublin Jim Gavin to be awarded freedom of the city of Dublin

Councillor calls for planned Dublin homecoming to be abandoned after ticketing 'fiasco'Councillor calls for planned Dublin homecoming to be abandoned after ticketing 'fiasco'


More in this Section

Man charged over ATM thefts in Co AntrimMan charged over ATM thefts in Co Antrim

589 people are waiting on trolleys589 people are waiting on trolleys

Sports minister open to 'constructive suggestions' over possible FAI splitSports minister open to 'constructive suggestions' over possible FAI split

Three arrested in connection with Lucan murderThree arrested in connection with Lucan murder


Lifestyle

Ciara McDonnell talks to four high-profile people about their festive traditions and favourite tracksHere's what has these famous faces rockin’ around the Christmas tree

More From The Irish Examiner