Huge crowd expected for Tipperary teams' homecoming

All Ireland heroes to make their way back to Semple Stadium

Huge crowd expected for Tipperary teams' homecoming

Huge crowds are expected in Thurles tonight for the homecoming for the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams.

It will be an historic occasion as it's the first time since 1949 that the teams return home with both cups.

Tipperary put in the display of the year to overcome holders Kilkenny in the senior decider while the minors justified favouritism to beat Limerick in their showdown.

The players are fulfilling traditional duties in Dublin this morning, bringing the cups to hospitals and will later make their return to the Premier County.

Gates of Semple Stadium will open at 5pm to allow fans to gather early for what should be a memorable occasion.

The teams are travelling by bus and are expected in the Stadium between 7 and 7.30 pm.

It is the ideal opportunity for all hurling fans to get out and honour the county's double heroes.

The senior hurlers are pictured at the banquet in their honour in Dublin on Sunday night.