So, I managed to make it home from Limerick for just the last night of Puck. The fireworks were good. I wasn't too impressed by the band , though they were technically quite proficient they were lacking a certain something in the getting the crowd going division. Word of warning to the band, I typed Alanna into google and some escort in Toronto turned up before they did. Have to be careful about that sort of thing.
The weather was good on the night, it did rain a bit after the band stopped, but it was only for 10/15 minutes while we wandered about looking for somewhere to get a pint, first to the O'Shea's then round to Bunkers and finally back Francie's or Dodo's depending on your age. And all that without actually going in anyway or getting drink. We got some drink out of Francie's and had two before heading down town for the midnight fireworks.
Have to say, excellent matches on the weekend. Dublin Tyrone was the best of the summer, and I would think that Dublin will find themselve becoming hot favourties over the next week or so, which is never good for a team.
Clare were brave, but they did seem to be just hanging on in there in the last 10/15 minutes of the game. A pity for them. Looks like Cork v. Kilkenny again this year.