February 12th, 2016 | Uncategorized
Part of the playing experience for me in Ireland is with the NUI Galway college team. NUIG is made up of players from the local club teams, including Moycullen, Maree, and the Galway Titans, as well as some who do not play on either. This is a lot of fun because it brings players together from all different clubs to form one Galway team. Although many of my teammates are opponents in the club season, we are brought together to make the best college team possible.
The collegiate season is much shorter and has significantly less games than in the club season. So playing a game is not typical, and playing two games in one week is highly unusual. This is what my NUIG team and I did this past week. We had games in Limerick against University of Limerick, and in Dublin against Dundalk Institute of technology. In these games our team managed to come away with two victories in back to back days. These victories brought our overall record to 4-0, earning us the top seed. This means that we will host the regular season semifinal game with a chance to advance to the college final. The college varsities tournament, the biggest tournament of the year which hosts all college teams in Ireland, is also hosted in Galway in April. It’s an exciting time for the college team in Galway.
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