It was another grand day here in Northern Ireland. The weather was nice, there was no rain, it was not too cold, and it was Game Day. The team and I would be traveling to Maynooth University to play our third college game of the season. The travel down to Maynooth would take us about 2 1/2 hours so we had to get on the road about 2:30pm for a 6:30pm tip off. We are a small team so we only traveled down in two cars. I am not one to enjoy long cars ride so I usually download Netflix shows and watch them the whole time, it helps the time go by. The lucky show I watched this time was “The Sinner,” I definitely recommend watching if you’re currently stuck searching for a new show. Anyways, we arrived at our destination safely with no problems, well we thought. Once we entered the facility we learned that we parked in a space that we weren’t allowed. My teammate that drove returned to her car to change parking spaces and that’s when the grand day turned to “rubbish,” well we thought. Once the news were relayed to our coach he informed us that we would take care of it afterwards, because we did still have a game that needed to be played, we couldn’t dwell on our situation at the moment. I can definitely say as a team we did not dwell on our problematic situation we were going to have to face after the game because we ended up beating the team by a significant margin. It was a great team victory that we would be able to bring back to Jordanstown. Yet, the next question for us as a team was; how would we be getting back to Jordanstown? The situation that we faced before the game was in fact that the car I road down in got a flat tire, with no spare tire in the car, it being extremely late resulting in no car shops open, we weren’t sure what was going to happen. However, with our luck there was the Student Union building directly across the street and we headed right in. A day that started off grand that completely turned “rubbish” quickly turned right back to being a grand day. The team and I were able to celebrate our victory with a few beers and bond as a team. It was a great time and about 2 hours later we received word that the tire had been patched all up and we could get on the road. Yet, the ride that should have taken 2 1/2 hours did take about 3 so we didn’t get back until 1:30am in the morning. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t have changed any of it. It is another great memory I was able to have here in Northern Ireland that I’ll I get to keep with me forever.