Boxing Olympic Light Heavyweight silver medal winner Kenneth Egan gets a warm welcome home.

The bunting and flags are up in Clondalkin to welcome home Olympic boxing silver medalist Kenneth (Kenny) Egan from Beijing.

Well done Kenny

Four coach loads of supporters from Clondalkin travelled to Dublin Airport to welcome the Olympic team home, including Kenneth's parents Maura and Paul.  

He doesn't understand the scale of what he's coming back to.

As the family head off to Dublin Airport, the local pub Boomers carpark is being converted into a venue for a huge celebration. 

Ireland's silver medalist won't be getting much sleep tonight.

An open-top bus took an overwhelmed Kenneth Egan from Dublin Airport to Neilstown where he trained to box and then on to his hometown of Clondalkin where hundreds turned out to celebrate the silver medal winner. 

Addressing the crowd, Kenneth says that the whole experience for me has been unbelievable.

China may have taken the gold but it's Clondalkin that knows how to throw a party.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 26 August 2008. The reporter is Ray Colgan.