Last night, thanks to my little sister, I had the great honour of going to see Dublin and Kerry kick off their National League campaigns in Croke Park, Premium Level no less. Kerry had an unbelievable amount of wides but still managed to wrecked the All Ireland Champions’ day with a 1-14 to 0-11 win. Anyway, it was the Dubs first game in Croker since their All Ireland win and they kicked off the whole thing in style. The floodlights in the stadium were turned off, the teams came onto the pitch then the fireworks went off. As if that wasn’t enough, some bloke then abseils from the roof of the Hogan Stand to pitchside with the match ball.
All this followed the Rubberbandits give a good clean family friendly performance* of the ‘Roisin, I Want to Fight Your Father’, as Gaeilge and some song called ‘Horse Outside’.
Fun times! Good job, great way to get things going!
*only a ‘few’ swear words were used but they were used a fair bit.