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.
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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.