A touch of the Emerald Isle at Cardiff City Stadium
10 November 2009 14:19
Cardiff Blues launch Irish quarter for LV=Anglo Welsh Cup celebrations, open from midday on match day.
As current holders of the Anglo-Welsh cup the Blues are hoping for lots of fans at the game on Sunday and with kids for a quid and following a great win against Gloucester last week, many families should be in attendance.
In celebration of this week's visitors London Irish, the Blues have set up their very own Irish quarter open to all fans, home and visiting.
The Irish quarter which all supporters will be able to enter via gate 7, looks set be popular with home and away fans alike with plenty of fantastic entertainment including music from 'Peel your own spuds' and Irish dancing by the O'Donnel school of dance and of course any Irish experience wouldn't be complete without a Guinness. The Guinness bar will be open from 12pm.
Brynmenym Primary School children have been hard at work making decorations for the Irish quarter too and everyone at the Blues would like to thank them for their
The fun kicks off at the Irish quarter at 12pm with entertainment right up until just before kick off at 1.30pm.
Tickets for the match are still available, priced at £20 for adults and just £1 for juniors. Tickets are available online, www.cardiffblues.com/tickets by phone on 0845 345 1400 and in person at the Cardiff City Stadium ticket office.
Cardiff Blues travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
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