First Time’s A Charm

September 4th, 2015 | Uncategorized

I have experienced many firsts, in the seemingly short first two weeks, of my first time outside the United States. After our Belfast tour, we explored Dublin through sport, boat, and school.


We sailed the Irish Sea on a beautiful sunny summer day. This was my first time on a sail boat and the Irish Sea. We snapped some amazing pictures of Ireland’s Eye Island just off the coast of Dublin.


Next, we got a brief introduction to hurling and Gaelic
football. We learned from some of the best at their craft then they gave us a chance to play ourselves. After playing for a few minutes, I hope my next life leads me to be a hurler. The opportunity to learn two new traditional sports was unimaginable.


Lastly, I was involved in 19 coaching sessions, teaching approximately 350 children about the sport I’ve grown to love. They teach me so much about myself and life. These were my first few times back in elementary and middle school, called primary and secondary schools here in the Republic of Ireland.


Judging by my first two weeks in this beautiful country, this will be the most influential, challenging, and rewarding year of my life. 

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