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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
Crosshaven under16 and under 19 boys take on Douglas
Crosshaven under 16’s and under 19’s both played Douglas on the 28/9/2011
Under 16 match:
During the first period crosshaven were behind but they began to catch up during the second and third period but failed to keep up in the fourth period. The final score was 49-38 to douglas.
under 19 match:
The under 19’s played a good match but in the end lost out by a score of 43-27 . David Reardon got an amazing 15 points.
In both games Crosshaven put up a very good performance and were unlucky to lose out to two very good Douglas teams
Colaiste Muire Under 16 All Ireland Basketball champions
All Ireland Basketball champions: Colaiste Muire capture the Bank of Ireland Under 16 school’s cup:
Charles McGoldrick got his team off to a great start, as St Muredachs got on the score-sheet first. Colaiste Muire hit back with two scores in quick succession. The sides appeared well matched as Peter Jermyn hit back for Crosshaven to make it 4-4. Cillian Lane and Colin Curran added a basket each for Crosshaven before Rory McGrath hit back for St Muredach’s. Crosshaven seemed to have the upper hand defensively and took an 11-6 lead into the second quarter.
The second quarter was a low scoring affair, with both teams contesting fiercely for territory and possession. Still Crosshaven were looking the more likely of the two sides. Jordan Murphy, Colin Curran and Cillian Lane were key in stretching the Cork side’s lead out to ten midway through the second quarter. Lane was performing well at both ends of the courts, getting in some timely blocks to frustrate Ballina. Colin Curran added three fine-lay ups in a row as Crosshaven’s class began to show. Jermyn added a spectacular three at the buzzer for Colaiste Muire completing what was a miserable second quarter for St Muredach’s, who managed just one point in the entire period to leave them trailing (33-7) at half time.
The St Muredach’s support was being drowned out by the considerable Crosshaven following in the stand. It was a pattern reflected on the court too, as the magnitude of the occasion appeared to overwhelm the Mayo side.
Ballina returned for the second half with a renewed sense of purpose. Unfortunately for the Mayo side, the damage of the second quarter was irreparable. Frustration was beginning to set in as Joseph Timlin was fouled out of the game and Thomas Murphy was guilty of a technical violation. The game lost, St Muredach’s coach Barry Murphy allowed some of his bench to see some action. Rory Tighe was by far the smallest player on-court, yet it did not prevent him from scoring for Ballina within minutes of coming on. In fact, the substitutes seemed to breathe some life into a beleaguered side.
The fourth quarter was more akin to a practise match in truth, as the difference on the score board, allowed Crosshaven to take their foot off the gas. A resounding 51-34 win was a fitting reward for a well drilled and confident performance.
Thanks to basketball Ireland for this report
Basketball Training schedule 2011/12
Monday 3.30-5.00: U16 + U18 girls
Tuesday 3.15 – 4.15: U10 girls
Wednesday 3.00 – 4.30: U12 girls
Thursday 3.30 – 5.00: U16 + U19 boys
5.00 – 6.30: U14 girls
6.30 – 7.30: U12 boys
Friday 5.30-7.00: U16 boys
Under 19s 2010/11
Crosshaven under 19s win Cork “B” championship and represent Cork in All Irelands’.