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Member of the Dublin GAA team Alan Brogan celebrates with fan Paddy Miskell in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Member of the Dublin GAA team Alan Brogan celebrates with fan Paddy Miskell in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Member of the Dublin GAA team Denis Bastick celebrates with fan Richie Larkin in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Member of the Dublin GAA team Denis Bastick celebrates with fan Richie Larkin in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Members of the Dublin GAA team Denis Bastick celebrates with Joanne O'Connor in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Members of the Dublin GAA team Denis Bastick celebrates with Joanne O'Connor in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin fans in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin fans in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Members of the Dublin GAA team Stephen Cluxton with Joanne O'Connor in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Members of the Dublin GAA team Stephen Cluxton with Joanne O'Connor in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin fans in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin fans in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin fans Christopher Harte, Zoe Harte 5 & David McGlue in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup

Dublin fans Christopher Harte, Zoe Harte 5 & David McGlue in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup

Dublin Footballer Paddy Andrews, with the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Dublin Footballer Paddy Andrews, with the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Dublin fans in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin fans in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Pub owner Hugh Hourican with Dublin Footballers Paddy Andrews, left, Michael Darragh MacAuley, and Michael Fitzsimons, right, with the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin

Pub owner Hugh Hourican with Dublin Footballers Paddy Andrews, left, Michael Darragh MacAuley, and Michael Fitzsimons, right, with the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin

Dublin Footballer Paddy Andrews and former Dublin footballer Senan Connell, pose with fans and the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Dublin Footballer Paddy Andrews and former Dublin footballer Senan Connell, pose with fans and the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

 Pub owner Hugh Hourican with the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin

Pub owner Hugh Hourican with the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin

Michael Darragh MacAuley taking a photo of Pub owner Hugh Hourican and his team-mates Paddy Andrews, left, and Michael Fitzsimons celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Michael Darragh MacAuley taking a photo of Pub owner Hugh Hourican and his team-mates Paddy Andrews, left, and Michael Fitzsimons celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Dublin Footballer Michael Darragh MacAuley and his girlfriend Rosie Cooney, with fans and the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin

Dublin Footballer Michael Darragh MacAuley and his girlfriend Rosie Cooney, with fans and the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin

Pub owner Hugh Hourican with Dublin Footballers Paddy Andrews, left, Michael Darragh MacAuley, and Michael Fitzsimons, right, with the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry

Pub owner Hugh Hourican with Dublin Footballers Paddy Andrews, left, Michael Darragh MacAuley, and Michael Fitzsimons, right, with the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry

Paddy Andrews celebrating this morning in the Boar's Head

Paddy Andrews celebrating this morning in the Boar's Head

Dublin footballer Paddy Andrews with the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Dublin footballer Paddy Andrews with the Sam Maguire Cup, celebrating the morning after their All-Ireland victory over Kerry. Boar's Head, Capel Street, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Diarmuid Connolly and Ciara  Chaney at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Diarmuid Connolly and Ciara Chaney at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Denis  and Jody Bastick at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Denis and Jody Bastick at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Bernard Brogan and Kiera Doyle at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Bernard Brogan and Kiera Doyle at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Philly Mc Mahon and Sarah Lacey at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Philly Mc Mahon and Sarah Lacey at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Paddy Andrews and Doireann Gately at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Paddy Andrews and Doireann Gately at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Brian Fenton and Sarah Kelliher at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Brian Fenton and Sarah Kelliher at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

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Bernard and Pamela Dunne at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Bernard and Pamela Dunne at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Danielle Byrne and Cian O'Sullivan at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Danielle Byrne and Cian O'Sullivan at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Tammy Lynch and Davey Byrne at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Tammy Lynch and Davey Byrne at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Danielle Byrne and Cian O'Sullivan at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Danielle Byrne and Cian O'Sullivan at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Johnny Cooper and Saoirse Mc Crann at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Johnny Cooper and Saoirse Mc Crann at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Alan and Lydia Brogan  at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Alan and Lydia Brogan at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

 James Mc Carthy and Clodagh O'Mahony at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

James Mc Carthy and Clodagh O'Mahony at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Sarah and Darren Daly at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Sarah and Darren Daly at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Stephen Cluxton and Joanne O'Connor  at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Stephen Cluxton and Joanne O'Connor at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

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Member of the Dublin GAA team Alan Brogan celebrates with fan Paddy Miskell in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

There were scenes of joy on the streets of the capital this morning when the Sam Maguire Cup was paraded before bemused commuters and tourists.

The party went on all night for the Dubs, with the city’s heroes still grinning from ear to ear after victory in Croke Park.

Capel Street was the place to be this morning, as The Boar’s Head once again became the watering hole for the winners.

Captain Stephen Cluxton, Michael Darragh MacAuley, Michael Fitzsimons, and Paddy Andrews were all full of cheer as they posed for pics and selfies for the fans who had turned up to take part in the celebrations.

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Maeve and Kim Brogan, cousins of Bernard.

Maeve and Kim Brogan, cousins of Bernard.

Jack Naughton, Donal O'Reilly, Stephen Naughton and Cathal O'Reilly.

Jack Naughton, Donal O'Reilly, Stephen Naughton and Cathal O'Reilly.

Karla and Christy Murray, Killester and Aisling Deeney, Donneycarney

Karla and Christy Murray, Killester and Aisling Deeney, Donneycarney

Croke Park, fans. Shay Doyle, Sean Nevins and Grace Hillard, Tallaght.

Croke Park, fans. Shay Doyle, Sean Nevins and Grace Hillard, Tallaght.

Simon Rackley and Lorna Collins, Blanchardstown.

Simon Rackley and Lorna Collins, Blanchardstown.

Croke Park, fans. Adam (8) and Martin Tynan, Drumcondra.

Croke Park, fans. Adam (8) and Martin Tynan, Drumcondra.

Croke Park, fans. Michael Brady and Evan Brady-Brown (8)

Croke Park, fans. Michael Brady and Evan Brady-Brown (8)

 John Kelly and Alan Daly, Clondalkin.

John Kelly and Alan Daly, Clondalkin.

Croke Park, fans. Jean O'Connor, Conor Morris and Colm Errity.

Croke Park, fans. Jean O'Connor, Conor Morris and Colm Errity.

Shane (11) and Niall Duggan, Raheny.

Shane (11) and Niall Duggan, Raheny.

Sinead and Liam Collins, Eoghan Moore and Tom Hanlon.

Sinead and Liam Collins, Eoghan Moore and Tom Hanlon.

Sinead and Liam Collins, Eoghan Moore and Tom Hanlon.

Sinead and Liam Collins, Eoghan Moore and Tom Hanlon.

Ethan McNally (11) with his grandad Sean McNally.

Ethan McNally (11) with his grandad Sean McNally.

Conor Schwepp and Mark Wright, Swords.

Conor Schwepp and Mark Wright, Swords.

Gary Reynolds and Rachel Dowdall, Cabra.

Gary Reynolds and Rachel Dowdall, Cabra.

Paula  and Luke (11) Swayne, Clondalkin.

Paula and Luke (11) Swayne, Clondalkin.

Dubs Fans

Dubs Fans

Dubs fans at the game

Dubs fans at the game

Lucy Sleator and Dina Norman.

Lucy Sleator and Dina Norman.

Clodagh Fox (9) and her dad Ivan, Portmarnock

Clodagh Fox (9) and her dad Ivan, Portmarnock

Croke Park, fans. Karen Delaney and Maria Robbins from Tallaght and Mary Ryan, Islandbridge.

Croke Park, fans. Karen Delaney and Maria Robbins from Tallaght and Mary Ryan, Islandbridge.

Ryan and Fionn Clinch and Jordan McGrath, Tallaght

Ryan and Fionn Clinch and Jordan McGrath, Tallaght

Paul McIntaggart

Paul McIntaggart

Dubs Fans

Dubs Fans

Tony O'Hanlon

Tony O'Hanlon

Jason Buckley and his children Callum (7) and Zara (13), Ashbourne.

Jason Buckley and his children Callum (7) and Zara (13), Ashbourne.

Jane Stephenson, Tallaght.

Jane Stephenson, Tallaght.

Niamh Keating, Clontarf

Niamh Keating, Clontarf

Serena and Albert Hannon, Ringsend.

Serena and Albert Hannon, Ringsend.

David Burton, Cabinteely and Christy Kelly, Deansgrange.

David Burton, Cabinteely and Christy Kelly, Deansgrange.

Bernard and Alan Brogan's family pictured at Croke Park yesterday.

Bernard and Alan Brogan's family pictured at Croke Park yesterday.

Croke Park, fans. Joan and Ruth Coady from Raheny.

Croke Park, fans. Joan and Ruth Coady from Raheny.

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Maeve and Kim Brogan, cousins of Bernard.

Everyone wanted to get their hands on Sam, and the team didn’t disappoint – sharing him around and cheering like he was an old pal who had been lost but found again.

Cars beeped horns, buses slowed down, and cyclists and pedestrians did double-takes as they made their way to work, many probably a bit the worse for wear after their own celebrations last night.

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Aoife Mooney, Daisy O'Malley-Glynn, Blackrock, Fionnuala Gygax, Raheny.

Aoife Mooney, Daisy O'Malley-Glynn, Blackrock, Fionnuala Gygax, Raheny.

Poolbeg St. Paddy Power, Rob Carberry, Peter Coonan (Fran from Love/Hate), Peter Barry and Padraig O'Keefe.

Poolbeg St. Paddy Power, Rob Carberry, Peter Coonan (Fran from Love/Hate), Peter Barry and Padraig O'Keefe.

Poolbeg St. Mary Ryan, Jenny Murray, Fiona Smith, Emma Ryan, Sandyford.

Poolbeg St. Mary Ryan, Jenny Murray, Fiona Smith, Emma Ryan, Sandyford.

Fans celebrating on the streets last night

Fans celebrating on the streets last night

Shay Ryan, Pat Hickey, Austin Shortt, Rathfarnham.

Shay Ryan, Pat Hickey, Austin Shortt, Rathfarnham.

Poolbeg St. Richard Hickey, Darragh Murphy, Mary Ryan, John Hughes. Rathfarnham.

Poolbeg St. Richard Hickey, Darragh Murphy, Mary Ryan, John Hughes. Rathfarnham.

Fans celebrating on Poolbeg Street

Fans celebrating on Poolbeg Street

Sunday 20 September 2015. Mulligans.

Sunday 20 September 2015. Mulligans.

Fans rejoicing

Fans rejoicing

Dubs celebrating at The Sackville Place Bar

Dubs celebrating at The Sackville Place Bar

Fans celebrating on the streets of Dublin

Fans celebrating on the streets of Dublin

Aish Berigan, Claire Ward, Dee Leahy and Orla O'Connell pictured at Temple Bar.

Aish Berigan, Claire Ward, Dee Leahy and Orla O'Connell pictured at Temple Bar.

Sharon Noel and Helen Murphy at The Foggy Dew, Temple Bar.

Sharon Noel and Helen Murphy at The Foggy Dew, Temple Bar.

Hannah Murphy, Ciara and Aisling Morris and Alex Walsh, at The Sackville Place Bar.

Hannah Murphy, Ciara and Aisling Morris and Alex Walsh, at The Sackville Place Bar.

Front; Nicole Kelly, Chris Woods, Back Lori Higgins, Alex Walsh, Ciara Finn and Mark Maguire at The Sackville Place Bar.

Front; Nicole Kelly, Chris Woods, Back Lori Higgins, Alex Walsh, Ciara Finn and Mark Maguire at The Sackville Place Bar.

Paddy Dunne, David Kiernan, Kevin Tracey and Kieran Doherty at the Sackville

Paddy Dunne, David Kiernan, Kevin Tracey and Kieran Doherty at the Sackville

Mark Lawlor and John Fasaugh at The Sackville Place Lounge

Mark Lawlor and John Fasaugh at The Sackville Place Lounge

Sean and Conor O'Riordan, Declan Molloy, Stephen Willoby and Robbie Hyland.

Sean and Conor O'Riordan, Declan Molloy, Stephen Willoby and Robbie Hyland.

 Aoife Walsh, Garreth Collins, Matthew Ryan at The Sackville Place BAr

Aoife Walsh, Garreth Collins, Matthew Ryan at The Sackville Place BAr

Sunday 20 September 2015. Mulligans. Poolbeg St.

Sunday 20 September 2015. Mulligans. Poolbeg St.

Sunday 20 September 2015. Mulligans.

Sunday 20 September 2015. Mulligans.

Sunday 20 September 2015. Mulligans.

Sunday 20 September 2015. Mulligans.

Shannon McCurtin and Stephen Dowling who got engaged during celebrations at The Sackville Place Bar last night.

Shannon McCurtin and Stephen Dowling who got engaged during celebrations at The Sackville Place Bar last night.

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Aoife Mooney, Daisy O'Malley-Glynn, Blackrock, Fionnuala Gygax, Raheny.

Michael Darragh MacAuley told the Herald he had got a bit of sleep last night, but the focus for all the team was on celebrating the win.

Back in the Gibson Hotel, where the team dinner took place last night, members of Jim Gavin’s army were busy doing interviews and trying to get a much-needed breakfast in.

Gentlemen to the last, they were trying to please everyone ahead of their own needs.

Ciaran Kilkenny was limping, but smiling all the same.

“The calf muscles are a bit tight. The conditions were unbelievable – it was very slippy, but a good game and a good battle,” he said.

Philly McMahon looked like he could run out and do it all again today if he had to.

He said last night’s party was a good one and that it was good to see all his team-mates relax after a tough championship.

“It was all worth it when you wake up as an All-Ireland champion,” he said.

Then there was the cliams of an alleged eye-gouging incident on Kieran Donaghy.

“The conditions were poor and I was trying to get the ball, and Kieran Donaghy is not a small player and I was trying to get around him,” he said.

“The Kerry boys are humble and we like to think part of our game culture is humility.

“We go to battle on the pitch and after the game we shake hands and that’s it until next year,” he added.

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“We go to battle all the time and that’s why I love the sport.”

Separately, the celebrations were a little intense for one man in his 20s who decided to take a late night swim in the Liffey.

The alarm was raised at about 1am and emergency services were called. The uninjured man was removed from the water and was arrested under the Public Order Act.

Back at the Boar’s Head, the Sam Maguire was packed away ready for its next journey – to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin.

From here, the cup will make its way to schools and GAA clubs all over the capital.

The drought was long enough between 1995 and 2011, but after three wins in five years victory is as sweet as ever.

Last night the party got started  at The Gibson Hotel in Dublin as the county’s senior footballers celebrated winning their third All-Ireland title in five years.

The players were in high spirits as they arrived shortly after 7pm to rapturous applause from staff and a small contingent of loyal supporters.

After a brief chat with fans and a drinks reception, the players changed into their suits and dined in style with more than 400 family members, partners and friends.

Pride

Ice-cold bottles of beer on arrival and a free bar for the players ensured the celebrations kicked off in style.

Hotel manager Nick Logue pulled out all the stops to guarantee the team and their company were well looked after, with executive head chef Nicholas Wollard preparing smoked salmon and prawns, sirloin steak and a trio of desserts.

Dublin coach Jim Gavin told the Herald of his pride in the panel and spoke highly of the fans.

“Winning the Sam Maguire obviously means a lot for the team. We only ask that they go out and be the best they can be and that’s what they did, so I’m proud, to say the least,” he said.

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 Dublin fans in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup

Dublin fans in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup

Dublin fans in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup


 Dublin fans in The Boars Head pub, Dublin after winning the Sam Maguire Cup

“The support we had from the stands, even driving to Croke Park through Fairview, there were people lined up along the streets in their Dublin jerseys cheering us on,” he said.

“In the last 15 minutes of the game, when we were being asked questions by Kerry, I think our supporters carried us on and we are eternally grateful for that.

“It’s a great time in the players’ lives and we need to cherish the moment, so it’s going to be a good night.”

Young forward Cormac Costello described how the All-Ireland date was all the squad had been thinking about since last year’s semi-final exit at the hands and feet of  Donegal.

“It’s unbelievable – to win is something special,” he said. “The support also helped us big time. When you need a roar from the crowd they’re there to push you on,.

“I’m looking forward to just soaking it all in. I’ll take each moment as it comes and then go back to the clubs and take it from there.”

Proud siblings Ann-Marie and Aoibheann Flynn expressed their joy for their brother Paul as well as another family member who was on the winning Dublin panel.

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“We’re unbelievably proud, he’s our baby brother, and we’re over the moon,” said Ann-Marie.

“We’re equally proud because Darren Daly is our brother-in-law – it brings the whole family together and we’re just super-proud,” said Aoibheann.

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Sarah and Darren Daly at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Sarah and Darren Daly at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

Sarah and Darren Daly at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel


Sarah and Darren Daly at the All Ireland Celebration Banquet in The Gibson Hotel

It emerged last night that Clontarf man Jack McCaffrey nearly didn’t make the team after suffering a gastric bug for three days which left him on a drip for a 24 hours.

The Dublin wing back was inspirational, and former Dublin manager Paul Caffrey said he was amazed he made the starting 15.


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