24 May 2009


The Irish embassy in Krakow is not actually an embassy at all, but instead is perhaps more appropriately a pub called the Irish Mbassy. A watering hole for English-speaking expats and visitors, the Mbassy has three floors full of wide-screen televisions and draws crowds by showing sports games, mostly soccer.

They also sponsor their own team in the Cracow Sunday Football League! I was fortunate enough to find out about this and join up for the last 5 or 6 games of the season. The level is reasonably good - just last week, we were lucky to come away with a 3-0 loss to Kadra GAP. This team apparently has 3 former professionals as well as this dapper gentleman.

Anywho, we finally pulled out a 4-2 victory over Vamos! this morning. It felt really good, but I'm super that my camera is out of commission because I wanted to have some pictures for you guys. The field is right on the Vistula river, it was a beautiful day, and there was a 5k race going on right around the Planty. Anyway, stay tuned and eventually you'll get to see how beautiful Krakow is. In the meantime, I highly recommend checking it out on Google Maps or Google Earth.


Anonymous said...

forgot to ask - did you have the thrill of scoring in your game? aeb

Jonathan said...

Unfortunately not, but I did set up the first goal! My shot took a deflection, and someone poked in the rebound.

Anonymous said...

I want pictures