Day 7 - Croke Park and Final game knows Ireland

Today we left our host families at St Brigid’s and headed back toward Dublin.

First stop the famous stadium Croke Park. Our tour guide shared many great stories about the iconic stadium and you certainly got tingles walking up the race to go out to the pitch. So much history and such an amazing place to visit on our tour.

To complete the tour there were many interactive games in the museum (hurling and goalkicking were the highlights which the girls loved to try their hands at).

Our last and final game in Ireland took place later in the afternoon.

Lucan Sarsfield hosted us and we were welcomed again by fantastic hospitality and a visit from the Australian Ambassador.

The Gaelic ball was used for the first two quarters and our girls have certainly improved after each and every game. The first quarter Lucan pulled away early with 3 goals and a couple of overs, but in the second we were able to keep them scoreless with their own ball.

Out came the Sherrin for the second half and we began to control the game on our terms. We scored a couple of goals in the third to make the last and final quarter a very tight tussle.

We fell short by a few points to Lucan Sarsfield, but the game was very close every step of the way.

We were again welcomed with open arms in the clubhouse for some great Irish music and fantastic company. The girls were all presented a medal from the club and should be very proud of the way they have played the five games while in Ireland.