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Monday Morning Blues as Dublin continues to party

Published 23/09/2013 | 08:20

Bernard Brogan with former All-Ireland winning Dublin manager Pat Gilroy at The Boar's Head
Bernard Brogan with former All-Ireland winning Dublin manager Pat Gilroy at The Boar's Head
Stephen Cluxton at The Boars Head
Michael Darragh McAuley pictured with fans at the Boar's Head
Paul Flynn at The Boars Head
Paddy Andrews arrives at The Boar's Head
Bernard Dunne and Dublin player Paul Flynn celebrating this morning in Dublin pub
Anna Fayne, George Von Jeinsen, Sarah Kate Nolan, Rachael Cleary, Rosa Fayne, Jack Redmond from Dun Laoire pictured outside Mulligans Pub
Dublin’s Alan Brogan, his son Jamie, and goal hero Bernard Brogan with the Sam Maguire after the game
Suzanne & Aoife Hand both from Swords at the All Ireland Senior Football Final
Shane Peoard from Clondalkin became an honorary Boy in Blue for the day
Dublin fans at the All Ireland Senior Football Final
Caolan Hillen and Hayden Campbell Shaw both from Clonsilla at the All Ireland Senior Football Final
Sean and John Boland from Blanchardstown at the All Ireland Senior Football Final
Raymond OShea, Anthony Nelson and Eric Nelson all from Crumlin at the All Ireland Senior Football Final
Colleen Barrett, Katie Murphy, Miriam Lowry, Deirdre Murphy Siobhan Cahill all from Castleknock
Fans at the free screening event of the All-Ireland Football Championship final between Dublin and Mayo at the Smithfield Plaza
Stephen O'Shea from Raheny at the All Ireland Senior Football Final
Dublin fans at the free screening event of the All-Ireland Football final at the Smithfield Plaza
Dublin supporter Ciara McComish, from Clontarf, cheers on her team
Aisling Woodgate and Fiona Casey both from Castleknock at the All Ireland Senior Football Final
Danielle Halton, Anthony Brennan and Amy Brennan
Dublin supporters Keith McCarthy and Jason Weldy celebrate Dublin's win at Croke Park
Anthony Brennan and Amy Brennan from Portmarnock
Aisling Fitzpatrick, Laura Tallon both from Foxrock
Dublin fans Amy, Mary and Christine Lynch
Dublin supporters celebrating their sides victory on Hill 16
Bernard Brogan celebrates with his nephew, Jamie, son of Alan Brogan, after the game.
Dublin player, Philly McMahon, (29), celebrates with Bernard Dunne, right, after victory in the All Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park.
Dublin supporters pictured during the All Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park.
Ger Brennan, left, and Diarmuid Connolly, Dublin, celebrate with the Sam Maguire cup at the end of the game.
Dublin player Ger Brennan celebrates with the Sam Maguire Cup and Dublin supporters after victory over Mayo in the All Ireland Football Final Croke Park.
Dublin player Kevin McManamon celebrates with the Sam Maguire Cup after victory over Mayo in the All Ireland Football Final Croke Park.
Emma Garrett & Rachel Feeney both from Santry
Dublin's Paddy Andrews celebrates with Bernard Dunne, a member of the Dublin backroom staff
Clodagh O'Mahony, Leah Hughes, and Fiona Waters from Castleknock
Jim Gavin celebrates with Philip McMahon after the match.
Dublin and Mayo supporters watch the final minutes from Hill 16.
Jim Gavin with Michael Darragh MacAuley after the match.
Philip McMahon and Paul Flynn celebrate their side's victory at the final whistle.
Bernard Brogan, Dublin, celebrates with Jonny Cooper at the end of the game.
Bernard Brogan celebrates goal.
Jonny Cooper, Dublin, celebrates at the end of the game.
Colin Brogan, Dublin, celebrates with his son Jamie after the game.
Keith McCarthy and Jason Weldy celebrate after the final whistle blows
Paul Flynn, Dublin, celebrates after the game.
Dubs stars celebrate after getting their hands on Sam Maguire.
Dubs stars celebrate after getting their hands on Sam Maguire.
Dubs stars celebrate after getting their hands on Sam Maguire. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Dubs stars celebrate after getting their hands on Sam Maguire. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Dubs stars celebrate after getting their hands on Sam Maguire. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Dubs stars celebrate after getting their hands on Sam Maguire. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Karen Koster and John McGuire
Mick Wallace
Tom Dunne & his wife
Dr James Reilly and his wife
Mickey Harte
Grainne and Sile Seoige
Karen Woods
Dr Martin McAleese, Mary McAleese
Fans on Hill16. All Ireland Senior Football Championship final, Mayo v Dublin. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Bernard Brogan celebrates goal.
Ryan Tubridy and Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain
Lenister's Lote Tuqiri ahead of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Final
Senator Eamonn Coghlan with T-Rex Ó Saurus
Dublin supporters John Boland, and his son Sen, aged 13, from Hartstown, Co. Dublin
Sean Quinn junior and his wife Karen Woods
Comedian Dara Ó Briain
Michael Flatley
Newstalk's Pat Kenny
Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP MLA, left, and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams
Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen in conversation with a Mayo supporter
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. is greeted by a Dublin supporter
Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

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The party continued throughout the night for Dublin following their All-Ireland win over Mayo yesterday at Croke Park.

The city literally painted itself blue due to all night celebrations.

And the players themselves were up early this morning to play catch up.

Not surprisingly, they returned to renowned Dublin pub ‘The Boar’s Head’, the same spot they were at two years ago when they won the All-Ireland then.

Backroom team member and former World champion boxer Bernard Dunne joined double All-Ireland winner Paul Flynn at the pub this morning.

Lizzy O'Callighan, aged 12, and Zoe Duff, aged 13, both from Clontarf, on the Dublin team bus with Dublin's Dean Rock after the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin.
Lizzy O'Callighan, aged 12, and Zoe Duff, aged 13, both from Clontarf, on the Dublin team bus with Dublin's Dean Rock after the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin.
23 September 2013; Dublin manager Jim Gavin, right, with playes left to right, Denis Bastick, Stephen Cluxton and Rory O'Carroll during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Bernard Brogan during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin trophies, the Football League Division 1, the Leinster trophy and the Sam Maguire Cup, on the team bus after the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Ger Brennan, left, and James McCarthy during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara, right, and Paul Flynn during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin trophies, the Football League Division 1, the Leinster trophy and the Sam Maguire Cup, on the team bus after the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Jonny Cooper during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Dean Rock during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions
23 September 2013; Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin players during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara and Paddy Andrews, left, during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly, left, and Eoghan O'Gara with the Sam Maguire cup during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Dublin's Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire cup during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions
23 September 2013; Dublin's Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire cup with manager Jim Gavin, right, during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Dean Rock singing during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Paul Flynn dancing during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Paul Flynn, left, and Diarmuid Connolly during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; A general view of the crowd during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Ray O'Shea, left, form Crumlin, and Tony Brouchan, from Cabra, Dublin with Dublin's Ciaran Kilkenny during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Paddy Andrews on the team Dublin bus with the Sam Maguire and Leinster cups during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Stephen Cluxton signing autographs during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara lifts Paddy Andrews during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Tony Brouchan, from Cabra, Dublin, during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Ciaran Kilkenny enters the team bus after the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Tony Brouchan, from Cabra, Dublin, during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
23 September 2013; Dublin's Paddy Andrews and Eoghan O'Gara during the homecoming celebrations of the All-Ireland Senior Football Champions. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Fans awaiting Dubin football team
Dublin fans in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team.
Dublin fans in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team.
Dublin fans in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team
Dublin fans in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team
Dublin fans in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team
Dublin fans Emma O'Keefe and Lauren Fitzpatrick both from Tallaght in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team
Dublin fan Conall Gliasain (9) from Blanchardstown in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team
Dublin fan Rian Barrett (1) from Swords in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team
Dublin fans Marlene Mapels 18 months & Peter O Connor both from Coolock in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team
Dublin fans Damien Kinsellla and Fionn Kinsella, both from Newbridge in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team
Dublin fans in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team
Dublin fans Sharon Gorman & Ava Gorman (9) both from Glasnevin in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team
Dublin fans John & Lucy O'Connor (2) both from Lucan in Merrion Square during arrival celebrations of the Dublin GAA team

The pair happily posed with a commemorative poster from the Herald showing their jubilant post match celebrations in Croke Park yesterday afternoon.

Dublin Senior Footballer Bernard Brogan also kept his fans up to date with his celebratory antics on social media last night.

“Great day, I love being a dub!!” he wrote on Twitter just after midnight.

“We are all heading to the new "dugout" bar in coppers, with Sam. Stall it,” he wrote, as the champions gave Sam a taste of a night at the famous Dublin haunt.

No doubt the celebrations will continued with their ‘homecoming’ later this evening.

Speaking on RTE Radio this morning, Dublin manager Jim Gavin said the team enjoyed their All-Ireland victory celebrations last night.

“It’s a fantastic achievement for Dublin GAA and we had a great night last night,” he said.

“It was a great team performance – the team showed great heart and great resolve against a fantastic Mayo side.

“I know they’re [Mayo] disappointed today – but they’ll be back.”

Gavin paid tribute to his captain Stephen Cluxton.

“Stephen Cluxton had a fantastic game – he was crucial to our game planning.

“He’s an exemplary captain, and we’re delighted for him.”

Gavin also paid tribute to Bernard Brogan, who scored two goals and three points during the match.

“Bernard Brogan has shown great leadership both on and off the pitch. He had a big performance,” he said.

Opening his 2fm chat show this morning, Ryan Tubridy also caught the winning manager on the phone as he enjoyed a breakfast with Marty Morrissey.

“The head is great. It’s just a fantastic sense of achievement. It’s a great sense of satisfaction after a lot of hard work throughout the season," Gavin told Tubridy.

Gavin didn't join his team in Dublin nightclub Coppers for the post-meal celebrations, but instead said he stayed at the hotel to enjoy the atmosphere.

“We have great respect for Mayo and the way they play football. There’s a good relationship between the players and my heart really does go out to them."

Although Tubridy described the day as "a jubilant one for fans in blue", he thought both the game and the fans' reaction to the win were "flat".

“It was a grand game of football, with a tremendous atmosphere," he said as he opened his morning show.

“There was probably more craic off the pitch than there was on it if you know what I mean, but it was a jubilant day for those in blue.

“It was a flat game. And I felt the response from the fans was muted too, we didn’t see the ecstasy of previous wins."

Dublin manager Jim Gavin said the party would really get started at the ‘homecoming’ celebrations at Merrion Square.

The event, which has been organised by Dublin City Council, started this evening at 7pm.

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