Road Trip with the Berkley Girls

November 16th, 2014 | Uncategorized

This past weekend I got to bond with three of the girls on the national league team that I play for this weekend. The only time that I get to see Claire, Sheila, and Aine is during our Thursday night practices and then when we have games since they do not live in Carlow.

So my adventure started on Friday with the three girls heading down to Tramore beach. Aine and I played each other in air hockey which I ended up winning since she scored two goals on herself! Being typical basketball players, we then spent the rest of the time playing the basketball arcade game where we were all very determined to get to the second level of the game by scoring 150 points But guess what….after numerous attempts by all four of us to get to the next level, Sheila was able to finally get to 150points! After that we all headed back to Claire’s house in Waterford where she made us an amazing dinner. (chicken/steak, mashed potatoes and broccoli which is my favorite and to top it off she made delicious brownies with LOTS & LOTS of chocolate and chocolate sauce that we made together). After dinner Claire and I made some homemade American pancake mix for the next morning then we all just hung out in her living room and watched some tv before we headed off to bed.

After a beautiful American breakfast we went on an eventful road trip. Our game was all the way down in Cork. During the road trip Claire took us through all these small beautiful towns while teaching me a little about each town. Our first stop was at Dungarven viewpoint. The views that I was able to see with my own eyes were breath taking and the perfect opportunity to take loads of pictures. The next stop was Midleton where we stopped at the Jameson Irish Whisky Distillery. After exploring the Distillery we then went to Fota Island Resort, Cobh rain and made a few more stops along the way before we finally arrived at our destination, which was the Blarney Castle. We got to crawl through The Badgers Caves, which were so small and muddy but something I have never experienced before.  Once we all got to the top of the Castle we got to kiss Blarney Stone. The Blarney Stone is the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the Tower. The view from the top of the castle was amazing and beautiful.

It was great being able to bond and get to know the girls better. I’m really looking forward to going back up there again eventually to hang out with them some more. It was great Craic and an awesome weekend.

Thanks you Claire, Sheila and Aine!


Victory Scholar: Jessica Koci

Sport League: Atlantic 10

Present University: Institute of Technology Carlow

Alma Mater: La Salle University

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