September 15th, 2014 | Uncategorized
I just finished my first weekend of games in the New Ross Sparks pre-season tournament. On Saturday, we had three great wins. The first game was a little chaotic for me since I did not know what to expect. The way the game is played here is rather different from the way it is played over in the states. The games this weekend were very fast- paced and physical so it took me a little to get adjusted and a feel for the game. One thing that stood out to me is how physical the referees let the games get. It was little shocking at times and definitely was not expecting that. But as the tournament games went on I could see a huge improvement in my teammates and I as the games progress.
After the games on Saturday four of my teammates (Aisling, Megan, Hollie, and Seanagh) and I all got to stay at a guesthouse hotel. I have never stayed at a place like this before so that was another interesting experience. It was great craic and a great team bonding experience.
On Sunday, we played in the final and won. It was very exciting to win my first tournament and was happy to be out on the court again playing after being out for so long. Everyone gave a great effort this weekend and worked really hard. I’m looking forward to getting better as a group and for our next game!
I also would like to thank Coach Kojack (Martin Conroy) and Pat Connaghan (Victory Scholar) for a fabulous job coaching this weekend!