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In Pictures: 30,000 Welcome The All-Ireland Champions In Thurles

In Pictures: 30,000 Welcome The All-Ireland Champions In Thurles

An estimated 30,000 turned out at Semple Stadium Monday night for the homecoming of All-Ireland champions Tipperary.

The management and players dressed in matching suits and were greeted by a festival of fans at "the home of hurling" before heading on to captain Seamus Callanan's home club of Drom/Inch.

While Tipp have have almost always been at the top table of hurling, their inconsistent seasons and frequent All-Ireland droughts mean Tipp fans have never been blasé about the return of Liam MacCarthy and proved that through with their enthusiastic support.

Liam Sheedy, though croaky from a long day of shouting on the sideline and a long night of singing Caledonia, delighted the crowd more than anyone - the returned Messiah. He was tightlipped on his status for 2020 though. Sheedy stepped down after his previous All-Ireland win in 2010.

As always, Sportsfile were on hand to capture the best of the evening.

Tipperary homecoming Captain Séamus Callanan and manager Liam Sheedy with the Liam MacCarthy Cup. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
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Tipperary Homecoming Injured Tipperary hurler Patrick 'Bonner' Maher receives a massive response from the crowd. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

 

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Tipperary Homecoming Captain Séamus Callanan addresses the crowd. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

 

Tipperary homecoming The Two Johnnies perform at the Tipperary homecoming. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

 

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Tipperary Homecoming Liam Sheedy and his backroom staff lift the Liam MacCarthy. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
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Tipperary Homecoming Ronan Maher, a cap, and Liam MacCarthy. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

 

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