All Ireland Football Final
Last weekend saw my home county, Galway take on Wexford in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. Galway tried their best and despite battling hard they lost out on the title of All-Ireland Champions to Wexford. Congratulations to Wexford as they deserved the win but hopefully next year Galway will claim the title. However, there was still a trophy going home to Galway as the under 21’s beat Dublin to claim the All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling title. It was a great game with Galway managing to beat Dublin by an amazing 3-14 to 1-10.
This weekend the focus is on the All-Ireland Football final between Dublin and Kerry. There’s great rivalry between the two counties, especially in the Carlton Group with us having properties in both Dublin and Kerry. Along with that some of the group staff are from Dublin and our Director of Sales & Marketing is from Kerry so there might be some tension in head office on Monday morning! Although I am neutral I’ll still be heading to Croke Park on Sunday to watch the match as I’m sure it’ll be a game worth watching live. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish both teams the best of luck!
It’s been a busy week at Carlton this week as we had the launch of the October Fair in Ballinasloe at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel this week. Along with that the Carlton Abbey Hotel have been preparing for the National Ploughing Championships in Athy next week. Both events bring a large amount of business to both the hotels and the local communities which is great to see in the current economic climate.
I was in RTE filming last night but I can’t reveal too much detail at this stage although I promise to fill you in when I can! I’ll be up early to watch the Ireland and Australia game in the morning, hopefully cheering them to a victory, so my weekend will be filled with sport. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket to the match this weekend, hope you enjoy the game and may the best team win!