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On Sunday over 80 thousand spectators will watch the All Ireland Senior Football Final between Dublin and Mayo in Croke Park stadium just a couple of hundred yards down the road from me.

The locals are putting out the flags.

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It's a re-run of last year's final and Dublin are going for three wins in a row.

 

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10 minutes ago, smudge said:

Are you going to offer up your driveway for a parking spot for a prime parking fee??  $$

Oh, and "Go Dubs!"  Whoo hoo!

Driveway? 

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The game is over and the Dubs won and anyway there's a police barrier stopping non-residents from entering the area on match-days

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On September 13, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Caretaker said:

On Sunday over 80 thousand spectators will watch the All Ireland Senior Football Final between Dublin and Mayo in Croke Park stadium just a couple of hundred yards down the road from me.

The locals are putting out the flags.

59b9a65bc867e_2017-09-1319_30_06.thumb.jpg.4dcfa47bb7f5a8f70ae37b1daff166f2.jpg

It's a re-run of last year's final and Dublin are going for three wins in a row.

 

Isn't football soccer over here?  Why is buddy above running with the ball?  Or is it a rugby match?

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Just now, Zephyr said:

Isn't football soccer over here?  Why is buddy above running with the ball?  Or is it a rugby match?

It's Gaelic football. Played with a round ball, players (15 per side) can handle and run with the ball for a certain number of steps before they have to move it from their hands. Points are scored by kicking the ball between the posts and goals (equal to three points) by kicking into the net. Game lasts 70 minutes with one break.

It's an amateur sport and the players have day jobs, for example the Dublin captain is a secondary (High) school teacher.

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