October 16th, 2011 | Uncategorized
It’s unreal how fast these weeks are starting to go by. This past week was an absolute blur of lectures, meetings, homework, training, and coaching. Some deadlines for certain projects, reports, and presentations are right around the corner, so the pressure is starting to build to really get some things done. I had a few group meetings this past week, as we have one HUGE presentation this week for our Strategic Management class. In addition to school, I coached the kids at St. Pat’s twice this week and they’re not only becoming better basketball players, but they’re listening better as well. A group of rambunctious boys can be pretty tough to deal with, but I think I’ve handled them pretty well. I also coached the U16/U18 Titans girls team this past week for the first time. It was great just coaching a team, as opposed to a huge group. We were able to get a lot done, and I felt like I was able to do a good amount of teaching. It looks like they’re going to be my team this year which should be pretty cool. The trainings for the Titans went really well this week. Guys were playing hard in practice and things are starting to click. We won our game Saturday against Neptune. I’m thrilled because that was the last game that I won’t be able to play in. We’re off the next two weekends, and then the following weekend we have our first Cup game, which I’ll be eligible for. YES!
Today was a day spent doing a bunch of homework. However, I went to coach at Westside but ended up not having to. But Joe Coughlan was there and insisted that he take me to see a roof that was in the process of being thatched. In my first couple weeks here, Joe had shown me a few thatched roofs and explained that they needed to be replaced every 20 years or so, and the top every 7 years. Apparently it’s rare to actually see this being done, so he felt it imperative that I witness it. Not only did I witness it, but we were talking with the man and woman(1 of only 4 female thatchers in Ireland) and I even got a chance to help out! Talk to you guys next week!