All Ireland Hurling Final

On Sunday, we headed into town to go see the All Ireland Hurling Final, between Tipperary and Kilkenny.

We got the train in and then the red line luas into Abbey street and walked over to Talbot street, to catch the tail end of the Seán Treacy memorial.  This is a Tipperary tradition, that on the morning of the All Ireland Hurling, Tipperary fans gather on Talbot Street in Dublin 1 for a short commemoration for Seán Treacy, a leader of the IRA during the War of Independence, who was shot dead on Talbot street in 1920.  The rosary is said and then the Sean Treacy song is usually sang by the crowd.

Sean Treacy Tipperary
Sean Treacy plaque on Talbot Street, Dublin 1


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We then walked upto the Big Tree pub in Drumcondra for a few drinks beforehand, the pub was jammers and we got a space out in the beer garden.  We walked over to Croke Park and had tickets for the Nally stand.   It was a great atmosphere.

It ended in an incredible thrilling draw Tippeary 1-28 to Kilkenny 3-22.

54 scores in 70 minutes.  The replay will take place on Saturday 27th September 2014.

Croke Park Artane Boys Band
Artane Band leading the teams before the start of the All-Ireland final.


2 thoughts on “All Ireland Hurling Final”

  1. Thanks. What a match! You may enjoy my post, ‘once in a blue moon a poem’ on ten immortal jukebox which is about the experience of a Tipperary fan listening to an all Ireland final on RTE in England. Pleased to have found your blog and looking forward to reading lots more.

    Regards Thom.

  2. I did Thom, its a lovely poem and conjures up images of some many Irish over the years listening in, like you and your father on a Hill on Harrow.

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