Details for Galway's joyous All-Ireland homecoming revealed
Prepare to light the bonfires.
The Galway minor and senior hurlers will make their way back across the Shannon this afternoon after their double success at GAA headquarters.
Jack Canning, Joe's Nephew, inspired Galway to an 11th ever All-Ireland minor crown with two second half goals before David Burke and his charges bridged the gap to the team of 1988 by winning hurling's September showpiece.
The Irish Press Cup and the Liam MacCarthy trophy and the heroes who delivered them will be paraded for fans at the Fairgreen in Ballinasloe at 3pm today.
There will be live music from Seán Slattery & The Connections and parking restrictions will be in place.
Supporters will be able to access the Fairgreen on foot via Society Street and Harris Road.
The team convoy will continue their journey to Pearse Stadium in Salthill where they’re due to arrive around 6.30p.m.
The Déise Homecoming Ceremony will be held on The Quays in Waterford City and access to the viewing area will be open to the public from 4.30pm onwards while the Waterford team are expected to go over the bridge from 6pm. The Quay and all quay car parks will be closed to traffic from 2pm onwards and diversion routes will be clearly marked.
A very big crowd is a expected to show their appreciation for Derek McGrath's vanquished side.
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