The Anfield Stadium Tour

This week, one year ago, I went on the Anfield Stadium Tour with my Mam. We’d been to see Steven Gerrard’s last home game for Liverpool the day before. It was the first time I’d seen Liverpool lose at Anfield. United won 2-1 and Gerrard was sent off after 38 seconds on the pitch, so I really needed something to cheer me up.Okay, the drinks in Mathew Street the night of the match helped too. I’ve been to Anfield for matches loads of times but the tour was always booked out. This time we decided, as it was just the two of us going over, we’d book it in advance. It was great to get the background history of the stadium and to see where the team hangs out, the press room and the changing room, as well as a tour of the pitch and the dugout. A lot has changed in a year and now that seat I’m sitting in, in the picture above, belongs to Jurgen Klopp. I’m looking forward to the future as a Liverpool fan and I’d recommend this tour to any supporter of the club. 

2015 was a great year and these were my highlights:

January:

1. My cousin Louise’s hen night and wedding 

2. Visiting some of my lovely family in Exeter, Devon

3. Visits from my godson Lorenzo from England

4. Galway for a night with the girls 

Jan 1

January 2015

May:

5. Inishbofin with the mammies and daughters

6. Our friend’s Richard & Jacqueline’s wedding

7. Harry Potter Studios in Leavesden

May 2015

May 2015

June:

8. Liverpool with the girls

9. A day trip to Belfast with Dad, Marian & Mark

June & July 2015

June & July 2015

July:

10. Paolo Nutini concert in Marlay Park

11. Ed Sheeran concert in Croke Park

 

August:

12. Calpe in Spain for our friend’s Bud & Suzanne’s wedding

13. Visiting the Choctaw monument in Cork

14.  Fethard-On-Sea for the dog’s holiday with some family & friends

August 2015

August 2015

August 2015

August 2015

September:

15. Electric Picnic

September 2015

September 2015

November:

16. Stephen’s graduation

17. Ireland  qualifying for the 2016 Euro’s versus Bosnia & Herzegovina in the Aviva Stadium 

November 2015

November 2015

December:

18. New York trip with friends

19. My friend Kiara returning from Australia after over a year 

20. The Riptide Movement gig in Whelan’s

21. 12 Pubs of Christmas in Dublin City (well, the second 6 pubs of Christmas)

22. The girl’s Kris Kindle night as a 5 piece group (there was only 4 last year)

23. 2fm Xmas Ball concert in the 3Arena

24. Christmas Day drinks with extended family, followed by Christmas dinner with immediate family

25. Lots of  festive get-togethers with friends and family

26. New Years Eve with friends in Emma’s new house

December 2015

December 2015

December 2015

December 2015

Here’s to a great 2016…

Stephen and Bud Jamie Carragher

1) Stephen and Bud enjoying a pre-match drink, and  2) Jamie Carragher 

I went to Liverpool at the weekend to watch the last match of the season against QPR and Jamie Carragher’s last match ever. It was a great occasion and they went all out with a guard of honour and presentations. His children were on the pitch with him before and after the match and it was a really sad day. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to go to his last game and a 1-0 win helped too. We all went out on the drink in Liverpool that night. Liverpool is a great city and you’re guaranteed a good time. We finished the weekend off with shopping and lunch in Carragher’s restaurant.