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Wheelchair Basketball

Transition Year students form Coláiste Muire competed in a Wheelchair basketball tournament on April 6th. University College Cork, Sport Studies and Physical Education students organised the blitz for secondary school students in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association Sport & UCC Student Hardship Fund.

The Coláiste Muire team reached the semi final and were narrowly beaten.

First Year girls reach Cork Basketball final

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The first year girls under the guidance of coach Carol Ann O’Driscoll have reached the Cork final. Having won their pool, they went on to defeat Carraignabhear in the Quarter Finals. They defeated a strong side form St. Al’s Carrigtwohill today in the semi finals.

The Crosshaven side went into an early lead through the scoring prowess of Rachel Stack. The Carrigtwohill girls rallied and there were three points between the teams at half time, Coláiste Muire enjoying a slender lead. Great scores from Katy Mulcahy and tenacious defence from Aoibhe O’Sullivan and Holly Fegan saw the girls go into a lead of 10 points, a lead which they maintained until the end. Emily Russel put in a strong performance while Gabriel Corcoran showed great  vision in setting up several scores. Alana de Courcey, Kate O’Brien, Clara Neaves and Shona Mulcahy and Sophie McCarthy all contributed to an excellent result.


First Year Basketball teams shine

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The first year girls, coached by Ms. O’Driscoll and her fourth year team, played against Bantry on Thursday the 2nd of February 2017.

From the very beginning of the match Crosshaven dominated the game. They started off strongly with 21 points in the first quarter with no reply from Bantry. The second quarter was equally as impressive and the scoring continued bringing Crosshaven to a lead of 31-0. Bantry put themselves on the scoreboard in the closing few minutes of the second quarter. The second quarter ended with a “Buzzer beater at the end of the second quarter by Emily Russell from downtown”- Pat O’Flynn. The heavy scoring continued for the final two quarters with Crosshaven racking up an impressive score of 47-06. It was an excellent display from everybody involved and we are all really proud of our first year girls. This was two wins in a row as the girls started their campaign with a win against Scoil Mhuire.

The first year boys put in an excellent performance on Wednesday, beating Glanmire Community school. Great performances by Zack Murphy and Josh McCarthy.

Basketball – Mixed fortunes in Senior semi-finals

The Boys’ senior basketball team have reached the Cork “B” schools’ final following a keenly contested semi-final against Kinsale Community school. Conor Mason and Jai Evelyn starred as the Crosshaven side held on in spite of an intense comeback by the Kinsale side in the final quarter. They will play Glanmire Community school in the Cork final on Thursday  15th December.

The Senior girls’s were very unlucky in their semi against St. Aloysius, Carraigtwohill. Despite excellent performances by Molly Murphy, Ciara O’Brien and Cliona Wrenne, Coláiste Muire went down by a three-point margin.

Basketball – Under 16s beat Christians

18th October
Boys’ U16s and the U18s went to the Christian Brothers’ to play their first league match.
The U16s finished the second quarter losing by 8 points but as the game continued the boys made it clear they were fighting to win. Shane Bushe and Caolán Mac Carthy played brilliantly in defense. Thomas Rooney playing ball carrier got crucial scores to put the Crosshaven boys in front. The game finished: Coláiste Muire 36 and Christians’ 26
The U18 boys started off well with Stephan Curran playing great defense.  Peter Jermyn played a brilliant game, shooting very well. Despite competing well, it wasn’t their day as the game finished Crosshaven:26 and Christians:47.

Coláiste Muire Cadet Basketball

9th October 2012

The Crosshaven cadet girls put in a very good display against a strong Ballyphehane side.  Emilie Burke O’Driscoll played very well early on with great rebounding while Tessa Hegarty carried the ball exceptionally well. The younger players played very well even though they played up a level. Despite this, Ballyphehane enjoyed a good lead throughout.

In the fourth quarter the game turned around and the girls made a massive come back with Amy Wren scoring two perfect outside shots. But unfortunately it wasn’t Coláiste Muire’s  day as the Ballyphehane girls took the lead with a final score of 26 to Coláiste Muire and 29 to Ballyphehane.

Girls’ Basketball – Cadettes reach Cork final

Congratulations to the Cadette girls who represented Coláiste Muire in the Cork final on Tuesday.

The girls defied expectations by reaching the final after a string of victories earlier in the competition.

On the day, the girls met an excellent Christ-the-King side who proved too strong.

Great performances nonetheless by Michaela Egan, Jessica Dempsey and Emily Burke-O’Driscoll.

Girls’ Basketball – Colaiste Muire beat St. Aloysius’ College, Carrigtwohill in thriller

Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Coláiste Muire advanced the semi finals of the under 19 “B” Cork.  Championships in a closely contested affair in Coláiste Muire Sports’ hall.

The teams finished level after a very even four quarters of basketball before edging ahead in extra time and wining by the narrowest of margins.

The game finished

St. Aloysius’ College, Carrigtwohill 36

Colaiste Muire: Katy Reardon, Daire Rynne, Laragh Fitzgerald, Megan O’ Keeffe, Cara Cremin, Kate Barry, Jessica Dempsey, Jessie Bushe, Stacey McKenna, Anna Reardon

Boys’ Basketball – Coláiste Muire lose two close encounters

In two admirable performaces, Coláiste Muire lost out to Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig in the under 16 and 19 league.

The under 16s did their best to stay with the Ballincollig side for most of the game before going down 38 to 23. Top scorer was Brian Crowley with 8 points.

The under 19s match was closer. Peter Jermyn kept the local side in it with a terrific display of shooting (16 points in total)  but a very physical and well-drilled Ballincollig side manged to stay on top at the end.The game ended: Coláiste Choilm: 46, Coláiste Muire:37.

Basketball: Good start to League by Senior girls

Last Thursday, the Boys’ under19 and under 16 teams had basketball games in Pres. The under 16 team played very well and the game was close throughout. The boys were down by 4 points with about 30 seconds to go when Alex Browne drained a three pointer. Unfortunately the boys lost by one point. High scorers for the team included Stephen Curran, Michael O’ Connell and Xavi Pin. The under 19 boys also put up a great effort, having only seven players for the match. Unfortunately, Pres pulled away in the forth quarter to win the game. The high scorer for Crosshaven was David Reardon.

The Senior and Cadet girls opened their season away to Glanmire Community School. Both teams played very well. The seniors won 60-24 and the Cadettes won 49-39.

The Seniors had their second game on Friday 14th October. They beat St. Angelas 42-16. Two wins out of two