A Visit From the Homeland

November 10th, 2014 | Uncategorized

This past week my two friends from home, Kelly and Caroline, visited Dublin! After walking laps around the arrivals area at the airport I found them standing on the bridge headed toward the parking lot where I so fondly remember once again doing laps when I arrived trying to find Aimee and Pat in the Sport Changes Life van, oh the memories! I had a pretty full class load for the week so they were able to visit the Guinness Factory and the Kilmainham jail while I was busy stimulating my mind. This is very typical of me but my favorite part of their visit was being able to go to new restaurants with them around Dublin, and then of course taking them to my coaching session Friday night at Kubs!


First things first, Dublin has some great restaurants. We were all dying for Buffalo wings, which are not very popular across the pond. So thankfully Caroline had her handy dandy Yelp app that brought us to Elephant & Castle. It is an American style restaurant, and it has real Buffalo wings! The other place we went that was amazing was the Crackbird. It only serves chicken (GAINZ) and we got the Soy Garlic full bird (double gainz) and crushed it. Along with eating we also got to walk around the city and I showed them the cool spots to hang out.


I really enjoyed bringing them to Kubs. They were able to meet the U11 and U12 boys who Jen and I have been working with all year and participated in some of the drills. Most importantly they guarded the basketballs that were not being used. I think this could be a full time job as there is nothing more appealing to an 11 or 12-year-old boy than a bouncing ball.


Now they are gone (I’m crying inside) and I have to get back to work! We have 3 weeks left of class, a revision week, and then exams and then it’s Christmas time! As they say, time flies when you’re having fun!


Victory Scholar: Christine Ganser

Sport League: Patriot League

Present University: Trinity College Dublin

Alma Mater: College of Holy Cross


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