Bomba’s Baby Arrives in Belfast

August 31st, 2015 | Uncategorized

My wonderful niece, two as of this May, has taken to calling my mother “Bomba.” She is more than articulate enough to pronounce the word “grandma,” but the nickname has stuck. So much so that even my siblings and I have adopted the habit, referring to our mom by the endearment.

When posing for a recent picture on the beach, we realized our term “sibling picture” was not inclusive enough. In true family form, we resorted to the dialect of our favorite two year old, and a new title was coined – we needed a photo of all of Bomba’s babies.

Bomba’s babies include my three older sisters, me, my younger brother, and most importantly, my niece. I could not be more proud to be a part of this tremendous group of people. It is because of the unwavering support of these people, my family, that I have had the courage to pursue my dreams – first to be a college basketball player, and now to be a Victory Scholar.

From my dad and sister teaching me basketball, to my mom driving me to practices and games for years; from my brother teaching me a thing or two about performing, to the cheers of my sisters in the stands at countless games: I am so grateful to my family for their support and encouragement.

Saying goodbye to my fellow “babies” was rather difficult. But as I enter an unfamiliar environment and take a leap outside my comfort zone, I know my status as Bomba’s baby ensures a network of love and support that gives me the confidence to accomplish anything!

I begin my journey here in Ireland as part of a new kind of family, a new group of people that I am so proud to be a part of. This baby of Bomba is now also a Victory Scholar!


Victory Scholar: Lillian McCabe

Present University: IT Carlow

US League Partner: Atlantic 10

Club/Community Partner: IT Carlow Basketball

Alma Mater: Davidson College

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland 

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