On Tuesday 13 February, Third Class visited Croke Park. We had a great day. The tour guide (Cian) showed the class a short film depicting some of the highs and lows experienced by sports people. He then brought us on an access all areas (pretty much) tour. We saw the dressing rooms with the jerseys of every county on display. We stood pitch side and gazed up at the amazing stands. We sat in the Hogan Stand and impressed the guide with Third Class’s enthusiasm about and knowledge of the stadium’s history, from the founding of the GAA to Bloody Sunday to the Thunder and Lightning Match. We ventured to seats high in the Cusack stand for a birds-eye view of the pitch and the city. We even went to a corporate box to see the nice facilities available to those willing and able to pay for them! Last but by no mean’s least we went to the play area where the children had some fun trying their hurling, passing and other skills using interactive equipment. Tired but happy we headed back to RETNS where one further treat awaited us – a delicious pancake! A good day all around!