September 6th, 2013 | Uncategorized
The Elks had an exciting night yesterday as we played our first exhibition match against Belfast Star in preparation for this years season. We started out hot and held the lead throughout as we took the victory and got our season off on the right foot.
It was a very interesting (and kind of strange) experience for me to be a head coach for the first time. Making substitutions and calling timeouts are things I have to get used to and get better at… but for a first outting I think it went pretty well. Twelve guys played for us and every single one of them contributed. I was really pleased with the effort and proud of all the guys for stepping up and beating a quality team from the Irish Superleague.
Winning as a coach brings a different kind of satisfaction from that of winning as a player, but I can see how it becomes addicting. It was a great feeling and hopefully I’ll be experiencing it a lot this season. We head to Carlow tomorrow for a two day tournament this weekend. Two games tomorrow and one on Sunday will test us, and I think the whole team is looking forward to the challenge. Should be a fun weekend