Week 5

November 10th, 2012 | Uncategorized


My experience playing basketball in Ireland has not been what I expected. Everyone told me that basketball in Ireland wasn’t very serious and that there wasn’t much talent in the country, but they obviously have never watched the women’s Superleague team in Limerick. When I first got here, I was immediately impressed with the talent and commitment that the girls on this team have, and it clearly has paid off. They are the defending cup champions, and last weekend the team won its 40th game in a row! This week we even had Ed, the strength and conditioning coach work with us and give us a lifting program so that we can continue competing at our highest level. I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to play for such a great club, where the team is talented, and the support surrounding the team is just as great. I am fortunate to be playing for a wonderful coach and with a great group of girls…I’m even playing with an Olympian (Rachel 

Vanderwall, who played for the Great Britain team this summer). I am definitely looking forward to finally playing games with these girls next weekend once my 90 days are up!

On a side note, this week Ryan and I got to see a little bit more of Ireland, thanks to Phil! She drove us to see the Cliffs of Moher, which were absolutely beautiful, and then we took a nice drive all along the coast, where we got to see the different landscapes of Ireland. I was surprised to learn that Ireland is not just full of green farm fields. Phil took us to see the Burren, which is an area of Ireland that is covered in rocks, mainly limestone, rather than grass. Even this part of Ireland is gorgeous! Thanks Phil for being such a fantastic tour guide and showing us the beauty of Ireland! ☺


Stay Updated! Sign up to our newsletter

Stay Updated! Sign up to our newsletter