Scholar Holler

October 18th, 2015 | Uncategorized

This weekend was the first time I have actually done more than just play basketball in Dublin. After playing Trinity scholars, Meghan and Emily (#mary), I spent the weekend at their apartment with Claire, Katie, and Jazmen. To say the least…. It was quite the reunion. 
I think it is safe to say that this weekend we were the epitome of tourists. To start, we watched Ireland’s Rugby World Cup game. Unfortunately we did not watch it with any Irish people. It wouldn’t have been a big deal if at least one of us knew the sport well enough to know what was going on. We would fire off questions to each other about what was happening, hoping at least one of us would have an answer. You can only guess how good our responses were. 
After the game, we did one of the most touristy things Dublin has to offer, the Viking Splash Tour. Yep, we saw the city of Dublin by land and water wearing Viking hats shouting out nonsense whenever our tour guide told us to. As ridiculous as it sounds, it was an absolute blast seeing all the main sights in Dublin in such style. 
I can’t even say that the tour was the most ridiculous thing we did all weekend. Trying to get to the Viking Splash Tour bus takes the cake for this one. 
Naturally, we did not give ourselves enough time to get to the tour bus. To make up for lost time, we took off in a dead sprint through the very busy, Grafton Street. Weaving through hundreds of tourists, street performers, and managing to not lose anyone was quite the feat. We even managed to take a few snapchats along the way to document the chaos. Grade A success if you ask me. 
Due to our incredible quickness we managed to make it on time; well worth the fact that we had to break a sweat to do so. 
To say the least, it was an awesome weekend filled with lots of laughter and a bit of chaos. It wouldn’t be a proper reunion without some chaos.
It is crazy to think about how we made such strong friendships in the 2 weeks we spent together back in early September up in Belfast. There aren’t any other people I would rather be sharing this experience with.
Until the next #ScholarHoller…. 
PS: Mary and Meghan, I can thank you for my new addiction to Nutoka. #nutokachangeslife 


Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: NEC

Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies

Alma Mater: St. Francis College 

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland



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