Wicklow Mountains

January 25th, 2016 | Uncategorized


This past weekend, Eileen, our other American teammate/coach/friend, took us for a hike in the mountains. A quick 20 minute drive from the city centre and we were suddenly immersed in the country side with the bustling city seeming a lot further than 20 minutes away. 


It’s been awhile since I did a true “hike”; I’ve done plenty of hill walks or walks along the cliffs but did not realize they were not true hike hikes, the ones where you are climbing through rocks with legs burning.

This was a real hike, and of course, I showed up wearing Nike running sneakers. Thankfully, Eileen’s Uncle, who came along and was an experienced hiker, randomly had extra hiking boots; otherwise, Meg and I most definitely would have fallen to our deaths multiple times.


The hike ended up being really nice though; climbing through the rocks, wind trying to knock us down; it was an exciting treck to the top of the (much larger than anticipated) sugar loaf. When we finally did make it there, we took a nice break sitting in the edge of the mountain, relaxing with some tea and biscuits, all while taking in the view. 


The whole thing was extremely peaceful, hiking to the top of the mountain, relaxing with some tea, and enjoying some great conversation with even better people. And the rain even held off until the exact moment we made it back to our cars. Not a bad Saturday if I do say so myself 🙂


Victory Scholar: Emily Leer

Present University: Trinity College Dublin

US League: Big East Conference

Club/Community Partner: Trinity Basketball Women

Alma Mater: Villanova University

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland


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