I always look forward to this time of year because of the 6 Nations rugby tournament. My dad had managed to get tickets for the Scotland against Ireland game, so he, myself, my sister and one of her friends headed to Murrayfield after an early lunch today. Kick-off was at 1:30pm, but before that there were various entertainments including pipe bands. The atmosphere was fantastic, and as we got closer to kick-off it just built and built. We were high up in the South stand, in what seemed to be a mainly Irish section, and the view down over the pitch was brilliant. When Scotland got a penalty in front of the Irish posts Chris Paterson stepped up to take the kick and we had a perfect view. When the action moved to the other end of the pitch things were a little more difficult to see, but it was still a good vantage point – much better than down by the pitchside as we had been for the Barbarians match last year. The game was much closer than many had predicted, finishing 18-19 for a win and Triple Crown to Ireland. Feeling slightly dejected after the loss, but still buoyed by the amazing atmosphere, we all poured out of Murrayfield and up Roseburn Street on the way back into town, sharing banter along the way as we took over the streets and the traffic ground to a halt.
Scotland vs Ireland