Photo Essay: Brotherhood in Gaelic Football

Photo Essay: Brotherhood in Gaelic Football

The Team The Kilmacud Crokes is one Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club out of over 2,319 in Ireland and 215 in Dublin (GAA Clubs by Numbers). The club alone has about 65 teams including the Kilmacud Crokes Gaelic Football Adult Junior Team 3. This team consists of...
Image of Research: Leaving My Mark on Dublin!

Image of Research: Leaving My Mark on Dublin!

Vemodalen – The frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist. This is the strongest image captured of my research throughout my time in Ireland because of the amount of participation I was involved in. I would...
Image of Research: We Went Deep!

Image of Research: We Went Deep!

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...
Image of Research: I Became A Piranha!

Image of Research: I Became A Piranha!

When I first signed up to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland I went into it thinking I was going to be on the side lines observing runners or triathletes. That was certainly not the case! A few day before our trip to Dublin, my professor Dr. John Coumbe-Lilley had...
Final Photo Essay: One Cohesive Group

Final Photo Essay: One Cohesive Group

Journey When presented with the opportunity to go to Ireland and study sport and exercise psychology I felt initial hesitation. The question in my mind was why would it be important to learn this subject in a new environment, more than simply going to visit a country...
Image of Research: Come Play the Game

Image of Research: Come Play the Game

Muito Obrigada (thank you very much) to Mundo Capoeira for this tremendous opportunity and axé (energy).  High expectations are in place for the openness and generosity of capoeirstas, but Mundo exceeded them.  My heart is already sore at the prospect of returning...
Final Photo Essay: Dancing In More Ways Than One

Final Photo Essay: Dancing In More Ways Than One

Ireland has offered many beautiful experiences. Over the last five weeks I have lived in, studied in and explored Dublin. Between being a student researcher, dancer and of course a tourist, I have done all I could have within my short month here. I am not sure in...

The Image of Research: Dance in Dublin

My Final Thoughts The above photograph shows my “Image of Research”, which is a holistic visual representation that sums up my research here in Ireland.  Over the past five weeks of committing to research in Dublin at the University College Dublin (UCD)...
This isn’t goodbye, just see you later…

This isn’t goodbye, just see you later…

Hello again!  It’s been awhile since I have tuned all the friends, family, faculty, and supporters into what our group has been doing. In two words:  Diligently Working. Students have been putting their heads down and hands on the keyboard writing up their final...
Image of Research: Together Everyone Achieves More

Image of Research: Together Everyone Achieves More

When we were asked to choose a sport to study, I wanted to study a sport different from what I was used to because I wanted to learn more about the Irish sport culture. Later, I decided to study what has been part of my culture and see how it’s different in...
Photo Essay: A Look into Leadership and Team Cohesion

Photo Essay: A Look into Leadership and Team Cohesion

Introduction The purpose of this photo essay was to develop an ethnographic understanding of soccer in Ireland. Over the past 5 weeks, Eileen and I took on the role of observers and explored what UCD’s soccer team had to offer us. A big highlight working with...