Week 12

January 16th, 2013 | Uncategorized

After a much needed 10 days in the States enjoying family and friends it is great to be back in Belfast. Matt, Caroline and I have taken two exams since we have been back and we finish up on Thursday with our Marketing exam. Then we are back to classes and a busy schedule of seven courses. 

We had a great time at Knockconan Primary School, Emyvale, Co Monaghan. When we arrived at the school we were surprised to find the rims dangerously on the wrong way so that that kids would run into the base when doing a lay up. Sometimes you learn to expect the unexpected in Ireland when it comes to basketball. 

The kids were great and seemed to have a lot of fun. I got the usual couple of kids singing the Fresh Prince theme song when I told everyone that I was from Philadelphia. Many of these kids have never played basketball. Matt made a Lebron James reference and most of the kids had no idea who he was talking about! It is my hope that us going to these schools can get a couple kids interested in the sport that Matt, Caroline and I love. They promised they would keeping working on their jump shots after Caroline taught them BEEF and were hoping to organize a class trip to an Elks game. 

Thanks for reading, looking forward to Ehoops tonight and finishing my last exam tomorrow!

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