Celebration of Dubs win to be held on O’Connell Street

Local authority will host event on Monday to mark Dublin’s 25th All-Ireland win

A “homecoming” celebration of Dublin’s All-Ireland football success will be held on Monday evening in the capital.

The Lord Mayor, Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Dublin City Council will host the celebration on O'Connell Street.

The Dublin team won its 25th all-Ireland title on Sunday at Croke Park, beating Kerry by 12 points to nine.

The event is due to begin at 7.15pm on Monday and will centre on a stage to be erected to the south of the Spire.


The team will arrive on an open-top bus and will be joined in the celebrations by their backroom staff and the Dublin County Board.

Ms Ní Dhálaigh congratulated the team on their great win.

“I would like to pay tribute to the players, management, backroom staff and sponsors, for all their work through the year to bring us to this great day, and to Dublin fans who brought such great passion to the ground,” she said.

“I’d also like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution that the Kerry team and supporters made to what was truly a great spectacle today, where football was the ultimate winner.”

She said she was looking forward to welcoming the Dublin team to O’Connell Street where “we can let them know how much we appreciate their great efforts”.

Public access to the event will be confined to three access points via O’Connell Street Lower, Middle Abbey Street and Lower Abbey Street.

There will be no public access from O’Connell Street Upper or from any other side streets off O’Connell Street.

The local authority said the event will be family-friendly and alcohol-free. It is encouraging people to use public transport to travel and to be prepared for changeable weather.

Fiona Gartland

Fiona Gartland

Fiona Gartland is a crime writer and former Irish Times journalist