This past Sunday I enjoyed a day full of first time experiences.
My day started nice and early with my first ever friendly match against two of the other Victory Scholars. A friendly match is considered a scrimmage in American. That was an exciting time. I hadn’t planned a structured game of basketball with a coach and competitive teammates since my senior season ended in February of 2016. So I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a wee bit nervous. Yet, the team and I pulled out the win and it was a great way to kick off our season. We have a friendly pre-season tournament in Dublin next weekend which I am looking forward too. Go Elks!
My next first experience was being able to watch my first ever Gaelic All Ireland Final and that was thrilling to watch. Some people I’ve talked to said this game is comparable to the Super Bowl. So after my game we into town to watch the final at a bar that was crowded with people, you could barely move around. However, it was an awesome atmosphere to be apart of. The majority of the bar was team Mayo so whenever they scored the bar went nuts, unfortunately they lost but it was still a great game. That was my first time watching Gaelic and I enjoyed every second of it. It’s kind of like a cross between so many sports. If you ever get a chance to watch Gaelic I highly recommend it, it gets extremely intense which makes it so entertaining to watch.
My last two first experiences of the day, of course were beer and food. While at the bar I finally had a chance to taste my first ever Guinness. I don’t think it’d be my go to beer to drink while out here in Northern Ireland haha but it was tasteful. We then finished the afternoon with some delicious food from Chick’n Lick’n. It was soooooooo good.
My day was filled with first time experiences and I cannot thank Sport Changes Life and The Rory Foundation enough for allowing me to have all these first time experiences.