Sit Back and Relax

September 14th, 2015 | Uncategorized

Time in Ireland is more of a guideline than a deadline. While this can be very frustrating for people who are accustomed to being very prompt, it is something that we need to embrace.

In Galway, my club basketball teammates have a favorite hangout place, called Café Express. On several occasions I joined a crew of Titans basketball players as they spend hour’s sitting outside at this café while chatting, drinking vanilla lattes, and watching the passing crowds. One particular time I joined a couple teammates’ hours before practice. Several times during my time there I would check the time, wondering if there was somewhere I needed to be or something I had to be doing. I had to convince myself that there was nothing else I had to be doing and that it was okay for me to just sit back, relax, and enjoy my company. This is just one of the many ways in which I’m doing my best to enjoy the Irish culture. 


Victory Scholar: Cory Starkey

Present University: NUI Galway

US League: Patriot League

Club/Community Partner: Galway Titans

Alma Mater: Bucknell University

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland


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