Aug 23, 1996
AUSTRALIA 9 - IRELAND 18
They deserved to win, so we went back to the Aussie bar to console ourselves and to do some Guinness drinking with the victors, and watch France beat South Africa, followed by the cricket again. It was fun, but we got drenched during and after the game.
My final thoughts on Lansdowne Road
Great atmosphere but very old. Pity it wasn't at Croke park. Maybe in the future
Well, we returned for the Australia v Ireland game of rugby. We didn't bother seeing anything of Dublin this time, as there was only one place that warranted our company, and that was the Aussie bar. The reason being that this was the only place showing Australia v England in the cricket, and there is nothing like watching Australia smash them POMS. So, 8 pints of Guinness on an empty stomach, Australia was going well, it was time to leave. Next morning, a nice greasy brunch in preparation of the game. The weather was not good. It drizzled. Don't need to go into what happened but the score summed it up