GAA football match in Strasbourg

Posted by Rebecca On March - 28 - 2013

This morning we visited our host school and played a football match.  They had looked up the rules and videos on Youtube. They even watched last year’s All-Ireland final – Donegal v. Mayo! The game finished in a draw: 3-3 to 3-3. Gerald, our Comenius director from Austria, spoke to us on some future activities planned for next year. Then we had a party! The Mayor of Strasbourg was there. We were given gifts and everyone was so lovely. We presented the children with two board games that were made in Ireland – Discover Ireland & Discover Europe. We also had presents for the teachers. One of the teachers, Mathieu, asked Marie what was the best and worst part of the trip. She said the worst part was leaving France. 🙂

We got the TGV back to Paris and travelled back to our hotel on the metro. We did some shopping in GAP and Monoprix. Then we went to a restaurant for dinner. Afterwards we visited the Eiffel Tower one last time to see it lit up at night. It was beautiful. On our way back to the hotel we went to McDonalds for McFlurrys. We have an early start tomorrow and a coach will collect us at the hotel to take us to the airport.  We hope to arrive in Knock Airport at 12 o’clock.

The two teams line out at 9am for our GAA football game in Hoenheim.

The two teams line out at 9am for our GAA football game in Hoenheim.

GAA football match in Strasbourg.

GAA football match in Strasbourg.

The match ended in a draw!

The match ended in a draw!

Gerald Grahammer, our Comenius director, explains some of the upcoming Comenius activities.

Gerald Grahammer, our Comenius director, explains some of the upcoming Comenius activities.

Gerald Grahammer, our Comenius director explains some of the upcoming Comenius activities.

Gerald Grahammer, our Comenius director, explains some of the upcoming Comenius activities.

The teachers and parents hosted a farewell party for us!

The teachers and parents hosted a farewell party for us!

Mme. Wendenbaum presented us, and our school, with gifts.

Mme. Wendenbaum presented us, and our school, with gifts.

Mme. Wendenbaum presented us, and our school, with gifts.

Mme. Wendenbaum presented us, and our school, with gifts.

The Mayor of Strasbourg joined us for the farewell party.

The Mayor of Strasbourg joined us for the farewell party.

Tonight we said goodbye to the Eiffel Tower.

Tonight we said goodbye to the Eiffel Tower.

We had an amazing trip!

We had an amazing trip!

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  1. Noirin Byrne Noirin Byrne says:

    You have had a once in a lifetime experience. Looking forward to seeing you all today.

  2. The whole trip looked amazing. I hope you all enjoyed it.