Back-to-back All-Ireland champions Dublin made a triumphant homecoming to Malahide in Co Dublin on Monday evening with the Brendan Martin Cup.

Mick Bohan's team made history by defending their crown after edging out 11-time All-Ireland winners Cork on Sunday in front of a record-breaking crowd of 50,141 spectators.

Goals from team captain Sinéad Aherne and a brace from Carla Rowe proved the difference as Dublin prevailed in Croke Park.

Aherne brought the cup back to her club St Sylvester's and paid tribute to the Sky Blues' supporters after another memorable triumph.

"We had great support in Croke Park yesyetrdray," she told RTÉ.

"It was great to see 50,000 people there and I'm just really thankful to see so many people from my home club turn out to supports us, and from all of our home clubs. It's been great.

"Ladies football has new places it can go to, new heights. Hopefully it continues to grow and grow."

Earlier, as per tradition, Dublin took a trip to Crumlin Children's Hospital and Temple Street where there were smiles all round as patients and staff posed for pictures with the team.

Mick Bohan addresses the crowd in Malahide
The Dublin team take to the stage
Nicole Owens signs a jersey for a supporter
Anna-May Shields from Portlaoise gets a feel for Brendan Martin
 Zach Ring tries on the cup for size
10-year-old Jamie Kerrigan from Offaly holds the Brendan Martin along with some of the players
The Gibson-O'Gara family from Wicklow smiling with the team
A happy  Thomas Curran from Terrenure
The Dublin pane poses with the cup