Welcome to Belfast

Posted By: Sarah Fairbanks
Posted On: August 31st, 2016
Attending: DCU

So much has happened since my last entry! All 23 of us Victory Scholars spent the week in Belfast (which is in Northern Ireland) doing some training, bonding, coaching, and touring. We all got along so well which made the long days pretty fun. Basically, we learned different tools to use when coaching youngsters. We were given plenty of tips, games, and techniques to use in the schools and club teams we’ll be working with. We got to know each other well, hiked Cave Hill, ran a clinic, visited the Peace Wall (loved inquiring about the history behind it), had dinner at the Maguire’s, met the Lord Mayor of Belfast, and saw the Titanic Museum. And yes, for all of you Game of Thrones fans (sorry, I’ve never seen it); we were right next to where the studio is. Plenty of cool places in Belfast! Just making a wee bit of a recommendation (had to throw that in somewhere—people from Belfast say “wee” every five minutes).


Other notes:


Chips = fries

Crisps = chips

Wee = small, little

Trolley = shopping cart

Craic (pronounced “crack”) = fun; i.e. “what’s the craic?” “Had a bit of craic yesterday”


More to follow…J

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