Dublin’s faithful football fans will get their chance to celebrate again this evening as the official homecoming for the 2017 All-Ireland Football Champions will arrive in Smithfield Square at 6.30pm.
Jim Gavin’s Senior Footballers secured their third All-Ireland win in a row yesterday after beating Mayo by just one point at Croke Park.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha, and Dublin City Council will host the event for the team, backroom staff, Dublin county board and the “True Blue Dubs”.
“It is with great pleasure that I will welcome the victorious Dublin senior football team, on the occasion of their All-Ireland win, to greet their fans in Smithfield tomorrow evening,” Mac Donncha told The Journal.
Access to the event in Smithfield Plaza is from North King Street, Friary Avenue and Thundercut Alley.
All those attending are advised to obey the event signage and the stewards’ instructions.
A map of access points to the plaza in Smithfield is available here.
The city council is asking people to use public transport when travelling to and from the event, which is a family-friendly alcohol-free event.
Fans are being warned that the Smithfield Luas stop may be closed between 6pm and 8pm. The Four Courts and Museum stop will remain open during this time.
“This historic three-in-a-row winning run is a marvellous achievement from one of the best county teams we have ever seen,” said the Lord Mayor.
I hope that as many Dubs fans as possible make their way to Smithfield Plaza to welcome and congratulate our heroic team