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2018/2019 Season

Senior Boys Basketball- Our Senior boys Basketball team were narrowly beaten in the second round of their Leinster league by Mountmellick CC on 12/10/18. A 5 point margin is all that separated the teams, in a game where our shots just would not fall.

U16 Boys Basketball - Our u16 boys Basketball team were also narrowly beaten in their first round of their Leinster league by Mountmellick CC on 12/10/18. A 4 point margin separated the u16 teams, in a game which we could have won. More shooting practice will be our focus moving forward.

Senior Boys Basketball- Our Senior boys Basketball 2018/2019 season has begun in an exciting fashion, as we were victorious in our first outing of the year on the 28/9/18. We won away to St. Finian's Mullingar on a scoreline of 31-22. With Cian Gavigan leading at point guard, our lads played out a great first round game, hitting 6 3-pointers in the process. Jack Mitchell and Darragh Coffey also impressed and were effective two-way players within the game. 

Senior Girls Basketball- Our Senior girls Basketball team had their first game of the 2018/2019 season losing narrowly to St. Finian's Mullingar on 28/9/18. Our girls played well, and can build on this performance for their next game.

Cadette Girls Basketball- Our Cadette girls Basketball team won their opening game in the Leinster league against St. Finian's Mullingar on 28/9/18. We had an emphatic win on the day. The girls are in high spirits and are excited now for the remainder of the season. We have a very talented team with some excellent players in 3rd year and Transition year, and they are working really well under the guidance of Miss Relihan, Miss Heffernan, and Miss Breathnach. 

 

2017/2018 Season Below

Our second year girls attempt to try and retain our Leinster District crown ended at the semi-final stage on Tuesday April 10th. Our girls were defeated in agonizing fashion, in overtime, by 1 point, on a scoreline of 19-18 against Scoil Mhuire Clane. It was a great display of Baskeball by both sides, but the final seven seconds of play just didn't go our way this time

Our second year girls semi-final will take place on Tuesday the 10th of April 2018.

Our second year girls team have won through to the semi-final of their Leinster district competition after a 16-10 win over Borrisokane CC on March 12th 2018. The girls are trying to retain the cup which Jessica Maloney lifted last year for us.

Our second year girls team have progressed to the knockout stages of their Leinster district competition after defeating Ardscoil Phadraig Granard on February 22nd 2018. Unfortunately, our first-year girls team has been eliminated, but they have gained valuable experience with which to move forward in future games.

So Close for our 2017/2018 Cadet Girls Basketball Team - Our Cadet girls Basketball team were beaten in their Leinster District final by 2 points (19-17) on December 5th 2017, after two last-gasp controversial free throws were knocked down by the opposition in the final seconds. Our girls played out a fantastic game as did the opposition Mountmellick CC, and both teams should be proud of their efforts. It is the second year in a row that this group of girls have met Mountmellick CC in a final, with both teams providing super entertainment on both occasions. The current score is 1-1. Round three anyone??

 

Pictured below are our first and second year girls after the annual in-house end of season 2016/2017 school girls Basketball tournament. There was some high quality Basketball on show and a great day was had by all.

Champions - Second Year Girls Leinster District Champions 2017

Our Second Year Girls getting 'Locked In' during their Final Showdown