Black volleyball players in Ireland have played for over 150 years, and it’s been said that the sport is not just for them, but for all.
They’ve won the hearts of many, and have even gone on to represent Ireland in the Olympics and the World Cup.
But what do you know about black basketball in Ireland?
We spoke to Black Basketball Ireland, a charity which runs the Irish national team’s annual Black Basketball Camp in the city of Galway, to find out more.
Black Basketball: How did you get started with the Irish black basketball program?
It started when I was 13 years old, and I started to play football in my home town of Kilkenny.
I got to the point where I could do all my own things.
I had a little sister who played basketball, so I took her under my wing and taught her how to play.
She started playing for me when she was 17.
She went on to win a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics and then a silver medal in 2008.
When I played football at Kilkenna, we were the only black team in the area.
What’s your favourite memory from your playing days?
The most memorable memory was that I was playing with my sisters.
They were the best players I’ve ever played with, and they were my favourite team.
We had a lot of fun, and we were all just playing hard, but we were never able to achieve anything.
We just went out and did our job.
Did you see your future as a professional basketball player?
It was very exciting, and then I saw my career come to an end at 17, and there wasn’t much left for me to do.
I’m very fortunate to be able to live in Ireland, and to play at such a high level, but there was no way I was going to be a professional.
What are your thoughts on the current state of black sports in Ireland and in the wider world?
It’s been a very difficult time for black people in Ireland.
For a long time, we had a very negative attitude towards our sports.
We felt like we weren’t good enough, and nobody cared about us.
There are still some people who are ignorant of black culture and black culture in general.
I have never had anything negative to say about anybody, so it was just a very sad situation.
I think we need to be more aware of what our role is in the world and make sure we don’t let any of this negative stuff get in the way of our sports and our culture.
Do you think the sport needs to be given a chance in Ireland again?
Black people are the future, and that’s what we need.
The black community in Ireland is growing and we’re getting more and more exposure and more attention from the media, and the sport has to be included in that.
We need to get the message out, and be more active and visible.
What is your advice to aspiring black athletes who want to become professional?
Be patient, but make sure you work hard.
You have to go for it.
It doesn’t matter what you think of the game, the game is still a sport.
There’s still a lot to do and you have to be focused.
If you don’t work hard and dedicate yourself, you’ll never be able make a career.
What would you say to someone who is considering getting into black basketball, or would you rather play in a team of black people?
That’s a question that needs to go away.
You’re just going to get in trouble.
I would say to them, “If you want to be successful, then you need to learn the game.”
If you want it, then learn the right language, and practice.
If it doesn’t help you achieve your goal, then it doesn and I can understand that.
I also know that it doesn`t matter if you play basketball or football, if you’re going to make it as a footballer or a basketball player, then just do your best.
You can learn how to work hard at it, and you will make it.
If that doesn’t work out, then don’t worry about it, but if you want that chance, then go and try it.
What do you think are the biggest obstacles to becoming a professional black basketball player in Ireland today?
There are so many obstacles, and when it comes to black sports, there is a lot that has to change.
The sport in Ireland has to evolve and change, and if it doesn, then there will be no more opportunities for black athletes.
Do black players in the UK have an easier time of it in terms of opportunities?
It is very difficult for me, but I would like to think that the UK is more open to black people, as it was in Ireland a long, long time ago.
The main reason for this is that the game in the USA has a more negative attitude about black people than in Ireland at the moment.
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