As it stands currently, it's not easy to become involved in the Irish osu community. While we do have at least one that's running right now via a skype group, it's very difficult to find people who are interested in participating in said community, and most of the group are only the higher-ranked players. It's difficult if nigh impossible for someone to get into the group without knowing a current member.
I think part of the intention behind the creation of an #Irish group would help those who are interested in discussing the game and meeting up with others of the same nationality, as well as speaking the Irish language, find each other.
Personally, when I was new to the game, I had no way of interacting with others from my country without seeming like a creep. My only option was to directly message someone, and hope they cared enough to respond. I only started to be a part of the Irish community when I gained a high enough rank, and started to get noticed by others.
I think an #Irish channel would help said newer players find a niche in the community they could fit into, instead of being forced to keep to themselves, like I was.
This is so true. I did not have any Irish people to talk to while I first started playing osu. This forced me to play on my own most of the time and not play multiplayer as I felt that I was not really fitting in. I had to message people who were from Ireland and see if they would reply. I randomly messaged "Obligoblivion" one day, saying that I admired his mania skill (because I want to be able to do 7k mode too) and lucky for me, he replied. this gave me some hope that I wasnt all alone in osu.
The Irish channel will allow people who want to learn irish or speak it to other irish speakers. It would be great for the Irish osu community to have their own channel. I fell like it would bring us all a little closer together and it would be a good laugh
Thanks for reading