The Beginning of the End

Posted By: Gene Williams
Posted On: March 20th, 2017
Attending: NUI Galway

This past weekend was jam-packed with events. For starters, it marked the end of my club season with the Galway Titans. We played our final two games in Carlow and even though we didn’t find our way into the W column, we made sure to go out with a bang. In the final two minutes of our last game, two of our players managed to get ejected along with the leader of our fan section, the infamous Joe Coughlan. There was never a dull moment with the Titans and I’ll miss traveling all around Ireland for our weekend games with some good guys.


Besides basketball, it was also St. Patrick’s Day on Friday. I headed down to Dublin the Thursday night prior to stay with my ‘Aunt’ Margie as she was nice enough to host me again. Her hospitality and home-cooked meals are always much appreciated. On St. Patrick’s Day, I met up with a few fellow victory scholars in the city and we had ourselves a day. From the parade to getting last minute tickets to the Gaelic (Irish football) championship to just enjoying the city, it was easily one of the best days of the year.


With this eventful weekend already in the books, I’m slowly realizing my time over here is quickly coming to a close. To me, St. Patrick’s Day has long signaled the beginning of the end. I now have under two months left in this great country and with having to fly back to the states for an interview, exams in late April, and my best lads from home coming for a visit, my time here will be gone before I know it. I’ve said it before but all I can do is enjoy every day in this beautiful country and soak it in while the opportunity is still here.


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