FRESH FROM ENDING their 45-year wait for All-Ireland hurling glory, Limerick’s newly-crowned champions continued a fine GAA tradition by visiting Dublin’s children’s hospitals ahead of their journey home from the capital.

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Limerick’s heroic winners brought along the Liam MacCarthy Cup to visit the kids and spirits were high in both Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Temple Street as players, management, members and staff alike enjoyed the celebrations.

Here’s a look at the heart-warming scenes from Crumlin first.

10-year-old Jake Clarke from Wexford lifts the silver alongside John Kiely and Declan Hannon

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Nathan and Alan Flynn were all smiles with Barry Hennessy

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Limerick captain Declan Hannon with seven-month-old Harley Kenny and Alannah Dawson from Dublin

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Nathan Flynn meets Limerick All-Ireland winners Barry Hennessy and Paul Browne

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Declan Hannon with Phillip and Alan Dunne

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Limerick’s Seamus Hickey smiles with Niamh Collins and three-and-a-half week-old Liam Tomney

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10-year-old Jessica Whelan from Kildare gets her hands on the cup and meets Barry Hennessy

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Limerick manager John Kiely with Lisa, Phillip and Alan Dunne

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And from there, they headed to Temple Street to share the celebrations with children and staff…

Nine-year-old CJ Murphy from Kildare was delighted to get a go at lifting the cup

Kiely and Hannon were among those to meet three-year-old Allie Sheridan and her mum Jackie

John Kiely has a chat with three-year-old John Paul and five-year-old Nora McDonagh from Dundalk

And RTÉ had their cameras there to capture some special moments too….

After a morning spent visiting sick children in hospital, Limerick's triumphant hurlers prepare for their homecoming #rtegaa pic.twitter.com/eRhdrPFfWF

— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) August 20, 2018

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