Ciarán & Elaine's Travelog

Monday, June 19, 2006

Ireland V All Blacks

Well, Waitomo has been put on hold for a while due to some car trouble (the brakes went and all 4 had to be replaced). The car was with the mechanic for a few days but Georgie & Barry invited us to stay with them so we had a grand weekend back in Auckland. We're a couple of hundred dollars lighter though, so thats not great but at least now we know that the brakes are good and we're not likely to die at any minute!

The highlight of the weekend was the All Blacks V Ireland game on the 17th in Eden Park. It was absoloutely freezing cold and lashing rain but that didn't stop us shouting our lungs out - especially Elaine (I don't know how we made it out alive she was screaming that much!). The game was brilliant to see except for the result of course, but the team played well in the hard conditions. It was really great to see the Haka in real life and seeing all the Irish there all dressed up and flags flying everywhere was cool. Here's a picture of the Irish lads up against the All Blacks Haka. We went to the Fiddler afterwards and it was like being out on St Patricks day - everyone dressed in green and a few leprauchauns thrown into the mix aswell!


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