2012-08-06 Supporting the Irish

by Carrie August. 06, 2012 5474 views

Day 3 at the Olympics! Basketball in the morning and then the Orbit (the red tower in the park) BUT today was really all about the Irish Competitors!! Although I wasn't at their events i.e. the sailing and the boxing, I was there in support (and colours!) ;) Annalise Murphy was in the Medal Race of the Womens Laser Radial. She led all week and just slipped back by seconds in the last race, coming 4th. Well done Annalise!! Then there was Katie Taylor - Boxer in the womens 60kg. She was fighting a GB in the quarterfinals. I was sure they'd show the match on the live screen in the park (where this photo was taken) but they didn't! I had to follow the match on twitter!! By the end of the match I had a dozen Irish people gathered around my phone, hanging on each tweet!! ;) She WON!! Woohoo!! What a legend!! The whole country will be watching the Semi Final on the 8th!!
Unfortunately that was the last day for me in London :( but it was truely one of the best long weekends EVER!!! Great sport, fantastic venues, super weather, really friendly people, and brilliant atmosphere!! I'm hooked!! Roll on Rio!! ;)

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Stuey 8 years, 2 months ago

So psyched for you to have been able to be there. Can't wait to hear more.

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Fitrphotography 8 years, 2 months ago

yay for you!!! must have been one hell of an experience! :)))

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Finbarr 8 years, 2 months ago

Awesome !!

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