Limerick players in jubilant mood as they head home with Liam MacCarthy Cup pic.twitter.com/c6fQGMJosd

— RTÉ News (@rtenews) August 20, 2018

THE LIMERICK HURLERS were given a heroes’ welcome home after ending a 45-year wait for an All-Ireland title on Sunday.

John Kiely’s side earned a dramatic 3-16 to 2-18 victory over Galway, prompting jubilant scenes in the county.

Thousands of fans consequently have turned up today at the Gaelic Grounds and elsewhere to greet the team.

It’s been a busy day for the Limerick players and staff, who earlier visited Dublin’s children’s hospitals to continue a fine GAA tradition.

The homecoming party is set to include musical acts Beoga – fronted by Limerick woman Niamh Dunne – as well as The Blizzards and DJ Mark McCabe.

Limerick’s William O’Donoghue boards the train to Limerick.

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Limerick’s Declan Hannon with driver John Hanrahan.

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Limerick manager John Kiely arrives at Heuston Station.

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Crowds gather outside Limerick Colbert railway station to welcome home the Limerick team.

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Limerick’s Gearoid Hegarty and Kyle Hayes lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

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Declan Hannon lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup outside Limerick Colbert railway station.

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Manager John Kiely lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup outside Limerick Colbert railway station.

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Manager John Kiely as the Limerick bus makes its way to the reception at the Gaelic Grounds.

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Declan Hannon and Mayor of Limerick James Collins with the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

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The Limerick bus makes its way through Limerick City to the reception at the Gaelic Grounds.

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Manager John Kiely with former Limerick player Paddy Kelly and his wife Tina.

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Manager John Kiely salutes the crowds.

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