January 27th, 2014 | Uncategorized
What a weekend for basketball here in Ireland. It kicked off with a thrilling Women’s Premier League over-time battle between fellow Victory Scholar Marian Brooks and the UL Huskies against Glanmire. UL came up short, but the game was one of the most entertaining I have seen in a while on the biggest stage in Irish basketball.
The next day, Katie and I were up bright and early for our Under 17 KUBS girls’ Dublin cup semifinal game against rival Killester. It was an intense, emotional game, but our girls kept their heads and pulled out the victory by 1. WE ARE GOING TO THE ‘SHIP! Such an amazing feeling.
After our wonderful victory, we headed back to the National Basketball Arena to support the Under 20 KUBS boys in the National Cup final. Even though they were the heavy underdog, they came out with the commanding win over Neptune. I was extremely impressed at the heart and composure that those young men showed (many of them were playing two years up).
You would think that would be enough excitement for one day, right? Wrong. After the KUBS boys took home the cup it was time to watch Victory Scholar Chris Coyne and the Titans in their elusive quest for the Cup. After a rocky first 3 quarters, the Titans fought their way back to claim the cup and Chris was named MVP. Needless to say, my lungs and voice were shot after 3 games and major emotional rollercoasters.
It was a great weekend for Irish basketball, KUBS, and Sport Changes Life! #VICTORY