While many Canadian readers may have tuned into the Winter Olympics, drunk hot chocolate, or taken advantage of the snow this time of year, students in Ireland are coping with a very different kind of “weather.”Since all seasons are mild in Ireland, and the warm temperatures of spring are starting to set in, many students must decide “whether” they want to spend their time watching or playing a sport, be it Gaelic football or hurling.
Around this time last year, I had submitted my exchange request to the National University of Ireland, Galway, and was impatiently waiting to find out if I would be accepted to study for two semesters across the Atlantic Ocean. I now feel that my time in Ireland has become an integral part of my academic career, but the details of my exchange weren’t always so certain.
Living in a new country makes it easy to get caught up in their domestic dreams and ambitions, which are often different from those of your home country. Last week, Ireland had the opportunity to play in the soccer World Cup. To compete, however, they had to beat the Danish team in a final game. While soccer is popular in Canada, Europeans take the sport to the next level. For some, it’s a casual conversation topic; for others, it’s a sport they live, breath, and would die for.
@Nacho_Mist That's a much more harmonious view. I picture it as a type of football (so like American or Gaelic), but has routine bread/fingers breaks with excessive advertising by donair sauce companies.
So, they'd compete directly for viewers
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