Dublin prepares to welcome home The Girls in Green – 6.30pm, at the GPO, Thurs, Aug 3

by Rose Barrett
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Dublin City Council would like to invite fans of the ‘Girls in Green’ to welcome home the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team from the FIFA Women’s World Cup with a public reception tomorrow, Thursday, August 3.

The event will take place on O’Connell St in front of the GPO, at 6:30pm.

Musical entertainment provided on the night by Block Rockin’ Beats DJ Dec Pierce, and then the Girls in Green will join the party, welcomed by MC Dave Moore from Today FM.

“We’ve all enjoyed watching the Girls in Green do us proud in Australia,” said Dublin’s No 1, Lord Mayor Cllr Daithí de Róiste.

“Now we can tell them in person just how proud we are of them. I have no doubt their efforts will inspire lots of girls and boys across the city to try and be like them some day.”

DCC advises people to use public transport when travelling to/from the event and note, as this is a family-friendly, it’s an alcohol-free event.

ROI team, back row, l-r Niamh Fahey, Kyra Carusa, goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan, Louise Quinn, Megan Connolly and Ruesha Littlejohn. Front row, Marissa Sheva, captain Katie McCabe, Denise O’Sullivan, Heather Payne and Sinead Farrelly at Sydney Stadiium Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Luas Green Line services will be suspended between Dominic St and St Stephen’s Green, the Luas will cease from 2.30pm until the last tram to facilitate the event. Luas Green Line services will run between Broombridge and Dominic Luas Stops, and from St Stephen’s Green to Sandyford /Brides Glen. Valid Luas tickets will be accepted on Dublin Bus.

Those attending the event are asked to enter O’Connell St from O’Connell St Bridge end – please follow event signage and stewards’ instructions.

A special COYGIG message will be displayed on Beckett Bridge from this evening and Thursday evening.

See www.transportforireland.ie for up date information on public transport and services for tomorrow, Thursday, August 3.

“Do come along to O’Connell St tomorrow evening; lets’ give Vera and the girls a welcome home to remember!” said Mayor de Roistí.

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