September 14th, 2014 | Uncategorized
Before I had gotten to Ireland, Deirdre had mentioned that part of my community service would be done through a program that was supported by Arsenal Football Club. I thought that maybe she was joking, or that maybe I had misheard her. As most people who know me can attest to, I am probably a little bit overfanatical regarding my love for Arsenal. Well, it turns out that Deirdre wasn’t joking. I got to meet Barry this week, who will be helping me coordinate my community service in Limerick. Barry is from very close to the areas in which we will be working, and will definitely be a helpful guide as far as my coaching, playing, and service goes in Limerick. So here’s the good stuff: Barry is already a pretty cool guy as it is, but he is also a representative of #AFC. So this is real, I am actually doing community work and coaching under a program that partly run by Arsenal. Can’t even believe it. I am so pumped. I also got to watch a good Under-19 soccer match this weekend between Limerick FC and UC Dublin….it was such a good weekend of getting back into and around the beautiful game. I am highly excited about the people that I met who are huge influences in the Limerick community, and I am looking forward to representing Sport Changes Life in the massively vital work that is being done within this briliant community. Can’t think of a better way to wrap up a solid first week of classes. The ball is rolling lads.