IRELAND 2012: Men's Basketball Trip Blog #8

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Hello everyone, this is Mike Accaoui, class of 2014.

Yesterday we had a great day going on a tour of the Guinness factory, a historical site in Dublin. It was founded in 1759 by Arthur Guiness, who has that land for 9,000 years after signing a lease for such a long period of time. The tour guide was explaining that the Guinness factory used to be the largest employer in all of Ireland as it once had its own hospital, bus service, schools and many more. At the top of the tour building, which was five floors, there was a large room surrounded by glass walls overlooking the entire city of Dublin. The view was incredible, and we all received a complimentary pint of Guinness.

After the tour, we were given free time to walk around the city. The large city is full of life with entertainment at every block and a number of stores to shop around.

Later in the evening, we played our fourth game in Ireland against UCD (University College Dublin) in which we won the game by a fair amount. We started off the game sluggish, but turned it around with great effort throughout the entire team in an explosive second half.

This has been a great trip as we are rounding out our last full day in the country today, and also play our fifth and final game tonight.

Thanks again for all the support.


The team toured the famous Guinness factory today.

Team members in the factory's 7th floor observatory that provided a stunning view of the entrire city of Dublin.