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Timeline: Homecoming for All-Ireland champions Dublin

Jennifer McShane

Published 23/09/2013 | 09:31

22 September 2013; A general view of Dublin supporters celebrating their sides victory on Hill 16 after the game during the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; A general view of Dublin supporters celebrating their sides victory on Hill 16 after the game during the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Dublin's Bernard Brogan celebrates with his nephew, Jamie, son of Alan Brogan, after the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Dublin supporters Danielle Halton, left, Anthony Brennan and Amy Brennan, from Portmarnock, celebrate their sides victory. GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Dublin supporters Anthony Brennan and Amy Brennan, from Portmarnock, celebrate their sides victory during the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
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. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / Irish Independent 22 September 2013
Dublin supporters pictured during the All Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / Irish Independent 22 September 2013
22 September 2013; Ger Brennan, left, and Diarmuid Connolly, Dublin, celebrate with the Sam Maguire cup at the end of the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
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. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / Irish Independent 22 September 2013
Dublin player Kevin McManamon celebrates with the Sam Maguire Cup after victory over Mayo in the All Ireland Football Final Croke Park. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / Irish Independent 22 September 2013
22/09/2013 Kevin Kelly & Una Kelly both from Kinnegad following the All ireland Senior Football Final between Dublin & Mayo in Croke Park, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
22/09/2013 Emma Garrett & Rachel Feeney both from Santry following the All ireland Senior Football Final between Dublin & Mayo in Croke Park, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
22 September 2013; Dublin supporter Ciara McComish, from Clontarf, cheers on her team during the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Dublin's Paddy Andrews celebrates with Bernard Dunne, a member of the Dublin backroom staff and former WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion, after the match. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Dublin supporters, from Castleknock, Co. Dublin, left to right, Clodagh O'Mahony, Leah Hughes, and Fiona Waters ahead of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Dublin manager Jim Gavin celebrates with Philip McMahon after the match. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Dublin and Mayo supporters watch the final minutes from Hill 16. GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Dublin manager Jim Gavin with Michael Darragh MacAuley after the match. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Dublin's Philip McMahon, left, and Paul Flynn celebrate thier side's victory at the final whistle. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Bernard Brogan, Dublin, celebrates with Jonny Cooper at the end of the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
22 Sept 2013 Bernard Brogan celebrates goal. All Ireland Senior Football Championship final, Mayo v Dublin. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
22 Sept 2013 GV of fans on Hill16. All Ireland Senior Football Championship final, Mayo v Dublin. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
22 September 2013; Jonny Cooper, Dublin, celebrates at the end of the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Colin Brogan, Dublin, celebrates with his son Jamie after the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Dublin supporters Keith McCarthy and Jason Weldy celebrate after Dublin won the GAA Senior Football All-Ireland Championship Final. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
22 September 2013; Paul Flynn, Dublin, celebrates after the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
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
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

Dublin fans will get their chance to celebrate with the winning Dublin team this evening as the Sam Maguire will make his way home the capital.

And the crowd should be an uninterrupted sea of blue at the Homecoming as the sun promises to shine on the All-Ireland champions.

The family-friendly event will be hosted by Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn and Dublin City Council for the winning team, backroom staff, Dublin County Board and fans.

Traffic restrictions are already in place in Dublin city centre. The City Council are urging attendees to use public transport when travelling to and from the event and to keep an eye on weather conditions.

See below for details of the Dublin Homecoming:

From 6am

Traffic restrictions will be in place from 6am onwards today in preparation for the event.

The restrictions will be on Merrion Square East and South, Mount Street Upper and Fitzwilliam Street Lower.

6pm

Access to the celebration will be via Merrion Square East, Merrion Square South or Fitzwilliam Street Lower.

The stage will be placed at the junction Merrion Square South and Merrion Square East.

Fans are advised to use public transport for the evening. They are also reminded that it is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event.

Before 7pm

Sports commentator, Des Cahill will act as MC for the evening, and the victorious team are expected to arrive on stage at 7pm.

7pm

The victorious team and Andy Kettle, Chairman of the Dublin County Board, will appear on the stage with the Sam Maguire cup.

The weather

Fans will be able to wear the blue jerseys quite comfortably this evening as the weather promises to be dry with maximum temperatures 19 to 24 degrees Celsius with a light to moderate south-easterly breeze.

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