October 8th, 2013 | Uncategorized
What a whirlwind of a weekend! After a week full of lectures and group meetings, it was finally time for some basketball. Saturday morning, Katie and I made our official coaching debut with the KUBS U-17 girls team. After a back-and-forth game, we lost on a heartbreaking layup in the last 30 seconds. The game was a roller-coaster of emotions and I was extremely proud of how hard our girls fought. I see great potential in this team for games to come. I also helped coach the KUBS U-12 girls team. They too suffered a heartbreaking one point loss in the final seconds. Like the others, the team fought hard and it was a great learning experience.
After an exciting morning of coaching, I was off to some team bonding activities with my Liffey Celtics. Some of the girls on my team had never eaten a burrito (GASP! I know), so I took them to Tolteca, one of my favorite burrito spots here in Dublin. For the most part, I think they enjoyed them (at least that is what they told me).
After dinner, we headed to the Templeogue-DCU Mercy Men’s Premier League game in Oblitz Hall. It was an exciting game with DCU Mercy ending up on top. Following the game, we ventured to Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street for hot chocolate and a treat before heading off to get some rest for our game the next day.
Sunday afternoon we kicked off our season against DCU Mercy. It was a tough game, but there were several positives to draw on. Although we didn’t end up on top, it was a good experience for our young team and we learned a lot. I am looking forward to getting back into training this week and getting better. I see great potential in our team down the road and am excited to watch us grow and mature as a team.