The Elks had an away game in Galway against a very talented team. We planned to bond and stay overnight after the game and take in the city. We were on a two-game losing streak going into the game and wanted to turn things around. Unfortunately, the game quickly got out of hand for us and we struggled to stop Maree Basketball Club. We suffered a defeat and were on a three-game losing streak (but only two loses count against our record).
Believe it or not that might’ve been the best thing that could’ve happened for our team. We were doing pretty well winning our first six games! Games were becoming easier and easier for us and we were beginning to lose our focus as a team. In life, everyone faces adversity it’s how you respond tells one’s true character. That evening the team was able to look past the game and really bond. I got to know my teammates on another level and we really got to know the guys past the man in the jersey. Learning about their families and childhood made me really closer to my teammates that I can call them my brothers! Galway was a fun time and it made us a stronger team.
Update: We won our next two games and our bond is stronger than ever…watch out Basketball Ireland!