Arrival in Dublin, Gaelic Football Championship Match
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September 17th, 2007 – by: Eric
The receptionist of the hostel was also a bit sketchy. We heard that there was a Gaelic Football Championship game going on and asked her how we could get the the stadium. She pointed vaguely at the map and mentioned that the stadium was somewhere "over there", and warned us to "avoid" an equally vague area because it "might be dangerous.
No matter! We were in Ireland and excited to explore. We walked around the city, braving occasional bursts of rain and wind that interupted an otherwise sunny day. The weather in Dublin seemed schizophrenic, sunny one minute, freezing and cold the next. There were lots of people out sporting colored jerseys, supporting their teams. I couldn't tell which teams were playing because the jerseys were plastered with advertisements, but from what I could gather the "Kerry Group" was playing "Vodaphone."
Every bar was packed with hundreds of people, even though the game was not scheduled to start for hours. We found a bar that was less crowded and settled in to watch the game. We didn't really understand what was going on, but we did get to enjoy our first pint of Guinness!
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