After a whirlwind week, a sense of calm is reluctantly descending upon the Premier County still basking in double All-Ireland Hurling glory. Following on from the tremendous homecomings in Semple Stadium and Borrisoleigh last week, the last major reception for the Liam McCarthy Cup was in Upperchurch on Saturday night last, home to winning manager Michael Ryan, full back James Barry and Co. Chairman Michael Bourke. The huge attendance gave their local heroes and fellow team members a fantastic reception as they were paraded through the village by pipers to an open air reception.
This scene was replicated the length and breadth of the county in most cases without cup or player, as all Tipperary Supporters shared in the welcome triumphs and relived the magic of September 4th in all its glory throughout the week.
It was indeed a week to savour as the county bedecked in Blue and Gold welcomed friend and stranger alike to share and enjoy the tremendous atmosphere that comes with winning All-Ireland titles. In partaking in festivities the mood was jovial and above all else always wholehearted and accommodating as the county revelled in the national interest of the outcome and the spectacle which was the Semple Stadium Homecoming, made special thanks to the thousands of supporters who turned out on the night.
The good folk in Irish TV were in touch to say that a flavour of that Semple Stadium Homecoming on last Monday night will be shown on its channel this Wednesday evening, September 14th at 7pm. So if you wish to relive some of the homecoming once again, tune into Irish TV on Sky channel 191, Freesat 400, eircom’s eVision channel 191, free to air boxes and online at www.irishtv.ie and www.irishtv.com