Thursday 30 October 2014

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'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

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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