Timeline: Homecoming for All-Ireland champions Dublin
Published 23/09/2013 | 09:31
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:
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.
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.
Sports commentator, Des Cahill will act as MC for the evening, and the victorious team are expected to arrive on stage at 7pm.
The victorious team and Andy Kettle, Chairman of the Dublin County Board, will appear on the stage with the Sam Maguire cup.
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.