Jenny Hendler and Lindsey Miossi became part of the team.

Jenny Hendler and Lindsey Miossi became part of the team.

Our Experience: Jenny Hendler & Lindsey Miossi

This photo perfectly describes our research experience with the Kilmacud Crokes Gaelic football team.

From the first day we went to their practice at the home pitch, it was all smiles and laughs. We were both nervous to meet them for the first time, but they instantly welcomed and embraced us. From that point forward, we had a strong connection and bonded well with the team and coaches. They were serious when they needed to be during drills and games, however during downtime they were joking around. Often times these jokes included us, either aimed at us or with us.

Our professor had told us to dive deep and go all the way in and that is exactly what we did. By attending all the practices and games in the 4 week period as well as getting rides from players, we were able to truly connect with them. It was a positive experience that will always be remembered.

Posted on behalf of Jenny Hendler and Lindsey Miossi