February 12th, 2016 | Uncategorized
This past Saturday, I watched some of my U18 Old Leighlin’s girls play in their county Gaelic football game. It was a quintessentially Irish experience: so cold, windy, and rainy that I spent most of the game watching through the front window of the car! Thank goodness for windshield wipers and heating. I loved being able to support the players and admire the way their athletic capabilities translate seamlessly from the court to the pitch. These girls are so competitive and aggressive, making them both a joy to coach and to watch. I left the game with a better understanding of that bizarre pass some of the girls send to each other during our basketball practices: holding the ball in their left palm and punching it with their right fist, almost like an under-handed volleyball serve. It’s clearly a habit they’ve picked up playing gaelic!
Victory Scholar: Lillian McCabe
Present University: IT Carlow
US League: Atlantic 10
Club/Community Partner: ITC Basketball
Alma Mater: Davidson College
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