Name: Emily Brophy
Now Living: Christchurch, New Zealand
How long have you been living there?
Nearly 7 years
Reason For Leaving Ireland:
Bit of traveling and sunshine.
Thing you miss the most:
Hot chicken rolls and of course the family
The Person you miss the most:
Would have to be the nieces and nephews
Best thing about your new home:
The friends I have made, seeing the GAA club we set up over here (Waimak Gaels) still going and growing and of course the weather. #hondgaels
Worst thing about your new home:
The 30 + flying hours it takes to get home.
Funny story from your time overseas:
First tournament Waimak Gaels played in with was a 2 day 7’s in Wellington, Saturday didn’t go too well for us (didn’t score at all) but we still had a game on the Sunday morning at 9am. Decided to go out for dinner and a few drinking that ended at 5am. Was a very difficult game of football and all we wanted to do was get on the score board…first play of the game and I got a free within shooting distance, an easy kick for a forward (not me). But it did go over and the crowd went wild, our 3 men’s teams were on the line and they started singing and dancing and one of them was cartwheeling up and line. The ref looked at me very confused, all I could do was laugh and say first ever score for the team.
Funny story from before you left home:
NYE 2010 (I think) out in Dunlavin and it started snowing, decided we needed to go out in the snow. I was sitting/leaning on the bonnet of the car and all of a sudden slipped of and landed on my ass on the ground, was sore but wasn’t till the next day I realised how sore. Was in bits and couldn’t sit down properly for days, everyone else found it very funny.
Person you are glad to be far away from:
Is your club better/worse off without you:
I don’t think they would be worse off anyways, so must be better 😊
What 3 people would you fly to you if you could and why:
Nana Gawgaw and sparky.
What person in Irelands love would bring you home:
All of them I’m sure but if I had to pick one it would be the Mammy
What person in Ireland’s love would make you want to stay away:
Julie Winder (after nominating me for this 😜😚)
A Wicklow themed photo from abroad:
A Photo from before you left:
A photo from where you are now: