DUBLIN -- Good morning, New York! How's the craic today? You know, the "craic" (pronounced "CRACK").
Don't worry, I'm not speaking about any dangerous recreational drugs. I'm merely referring to Irish slang for "What's up?"
"How's the craic?" is just one of the many differences in customs, language and lifestyles the student-athletes have experienced in just three days in Dublin, Ireland. From hotel rooms with hard-to-find light switches to country-mandated hamburger internal temperatures, everyone on the trip has experienced something new.
Here are a couple of funny/favorite moments the players had while in Dublin:
Scott King: The UCD Marian fans chanting during the entire game for their team and then giving us applause at the end.
Danny Carter: When Anthony Mayo cut across the lane against UCD Marian, the floor was wet, and he did a side split. Hilarious.
Dave Coley: When Dallis Joyner was doing the Harlem shake in the middle of Dublin, and Al Rapier was crunking behind him. It’s the funniest thing I've seen.
Leonard Hayes: A girl came up to me and said, “What’s up? Give me five!” And then she said, “What, that’s what Americans do right?”