My article on a Blog we are doing for college

Good Bad Dublin

Emotion, Enjoyment, Action and Atmosphere all in one place.

Flags and banners adorn the hoardings around the pitch, the sound of a drum beats as the fans start their chants. We are in Richmond Park, home to St Patricks Athletic in Inchicore, a small compact ground where the fans are so close to the players they can hear the crunch of the tackles, the heavy breathing from the tired centre half and give some healthy advice to the opposition players.

Pure emotion flows from fans and it is here you will see 1700 – 2000 fans cheering on the team they love, a local team playing at the highest level in Ireland. Parents pass on the enjoyment to their children so the next generation of fan is already falling in love with the Friday night action. The young fans have a place to themselves in the main stand and it’s…

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