More than 90,000 people welcome home All-Ireland winning Limerick GAA hurlers
MORE than 90,000 people turned out in Limerick last night for the homecoming celebrations of the county's GAA hurling team after their first All-Ireland win in 45 years.
Tens of thousands of fans lined the streets and at the Gaelic Grounds where the official homecoming ceremony took place.
There were emotional scenes at Croke Park in Dublin yesterday and across Limerick county as they defeated defending champions Galway 3-16 to 2-18 to win the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the first time since 1973.
A massive crowd gathered at Colbert Station in the city throughout the day waiting for the victorious side.
The winning players had spent the morning in Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin and Temple Street Children's Hospital, where they visited sick children and posed for photographs with the trophy.
They then made their way by open-top bus to the Gaelic Grounds, where thousands more gathered to celebrate the long-awaited success.
The squad had spent the morning in Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin and Temple Street Children's Hospital, where they visited sick children, showing off the trophy and posing for photographs.
Meanwhile, almost 5,000 people turned out at Pearse Stadium in Galway to welcome home the defeated All-Ireland finalists.
Galway senior hurling captain David Burke told the crowd that despite their defeat at the hands of Limerick, the team would be back stronger than ever in 2019, according to RTE.