I couldn’t sleep on Saturday night, I was too excited about going to the all Ireland final the next morning. My father woke me at quarter past seven. I had a shower and got dressed. We left at five past eight. We met up with our cousins in Carlow for breakfast. We went to Tougher’s Restaurant. They serve lovely food. On we went from there heading for Dublin. There wasn’t that much traffic at all. The only bit of traffic was when the Tipp and Kilkenny people merged on the motorway. When we got to Dublin we parked in the college car park. We were parked at half ten. The minor match started at quarter past one. We had loads of time to kill. Our cousins brought tea and sandwiches so we had some sandwiches then we headed for Croke Park at about half eleven. The atmosphere was amazing. I had never seen so many people in my life. It was unbelievable. We went to the shop to get drinks and sweets. Then we waited at the back of the Hogan stand for a while. We couldn’t get four seats together so I went with my dad to the Cusack and Jake stayed with my mother in the Hogan. We started talking to people we knew. Then Donal Foley came and took our picture. Next we went to find our seats. We were in upper tier section 701. It was right in the corner but we had a great view. The Kilkenny minors won. The president of G.A.A presented Killian Buckley (captain) with the cup. Then they went on their lap of honour. Everybody cheered for the seniors as they ran onto the pitch. They warmed up and stretched, and then President Mary McAleese came onto the pitch. TJ Reid and Eoin Kelly introduced the president to their teams. They sang the National Anthem, then……… GAME ON! Twelve minutes into the match Henry Shefflin went off with an injury. Michael Rice came on instead of him. Kilkenny were losing by one point at half time. Everyone thought that they would come back and beat Tipp. Kilkenny fans jumped for joy when Richie Power stuck the sliotar in the back of the Tipp net. But it was the Tipp fans that jumped for joy when referee David Wadding blew the whistle. The final score was 4:17 to 1:18. We were very disappointed but at least we got the four in a row. There’s always next year. I don’t know what time we got home at but it was late. I had a great day!