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Thousands for Tyrone homecoming

Tyrone team in Aughnacloy
The victorious Tyrone team paraded Sam Maguire through Aughnacloy

Thousands of Tyrone gaelic football fans have turned out to welcome their team home with the Sam Maguire trophy.

The Ulster side beat Kerry 1-15 to 0-14 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Final at Croke Park in Dublin on Sunday.

It is the third time in six years that Tyrone have won the All-Ireland final.

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte said winning was "a fantastic feeling". "It's what people play gaelic games for," he said.

"You never really believe it's going to happen.

"It has happened a few times for us now and we are equally thrilled each time."

Mr Harte said Kerry were "the traditional aristocrats of the Gaelic games."

"They have 35 All-Irelands, this is our third. You can begin to imagine the quality we were up against.

"It is great to win the All-Ireland any year, but to win it against a team like Kerry adds value to the accomplishment."

The Tyrone team first visits Aughnacloy before travelling on to Omagh.


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