March 3rd, 2014 | Uncategorized
I have to say the feeling has not worn off and the smile has yet to leave my face. Yesterday, against the odds, our Under 17 KUBS girls were crowned the Dublin Cup Champions!
After watching the Under 13 Liffey Celtics girls claim the 5th Cup title for the club in just two days, it was time for us to take the court. The girls were absolutely buzzing and their nerves were apparent. What they probably didn’t know (or maybe they did) we were just as nervous as they were. This has been my first experience coaching, let alone coaching in a championship game.
Following our semi-final upset of rival Killester, the girls had been working their butts off in preparation for this cup final. We knew it was going to be tough as we had lost to the team we were facing, Templeogue, by more than 30 points in our regular season league game.
The girls walked onto that court with nothing to lose and played with tremendous heart and hustle. I was so proud of their fearlessness and determination! Words cannot begin to explain how amazing it has been to watch this group of girls grow and develop throughout this year.
Tears were flowing from the girls all around after the win and I am so happy to have been a part of a day they will likely remember for the rest of their lives. It was a truly amazing atmosphere that I am extremely thankful I got to share with a great group. It is the first Cup championship ever for the girls in KUBS, and I only hope that this will #INSPIRE many more!