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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.
Senior Girls Soccer in impressive win
The senior girls soccer team had a very successful venture on Thursday when they defeated St.Brogans of Bandon. The scoreline was 5-0.Goals came from Shauna McKenna who was assisted by captain Emily Kennefick. Katie Bowen and Abbey Fitzgerald also made it onto the score sheet with a goal each.While Georgia O’Kelly scored two well placed finishers.The girls displayed great attitudes and determination playing in very cold and challenging conditions.Well done to all who played!
Hockey season off to good start
On the 16th Of November 2016, Crosshaven’s Senior Team started their season off well. They played Cobh and it was by no means an easy match. Crosshaven began strongly. At the beginning of the game Alice Brady passed an exceptional ball to Sarah Ahern who let it off to Fiona Pêche. Fiona took a shot but Cobh’s goalkeeper made a strong save. Out of nowhere Caoimhe Ronayne made a massive rebound and she got Crosshaven going with the first score. Cobh did not give up as they continued pushing and testing Crosshaven backs but Aisling O’Mahony and Phoebe Piper were not letting anyone pass. Crosshaven continued to work as a team and kept possession with excellent team play from Eimear Brady and Emily Russell. The first half ended with a score of 1-0 to Crosshaven but Cobh was not finished just yet. Cobh began the half very strong but Sorcha Conway made some exceptional saves in goal and no score was going in against her! The game continued with Alice Brady taking a tough hit to the chest but she ventured on and continued playing. Niamh Scriven , Andrea Long and Katie Bowen took some strong shots and were very unlucky not to get a score but Cobh were not giving up. Captain Casey Smith continued to encourage the players which kept all of Crosshaven going. The match ended with a final score of 1-0 and Crosshaven started their season off with a win.
First Year basketballers crowned Cork champions
The First Year basketball team of Coláiste Muire were crowned Cork Champions amid jubilant scenes in Neptune stadium on Thursday, March 10th. Having been behind for much of the game, the Crosshaven side staged a dramatic comeback in the final quarter to edge out St. Fachtna’s of Skibereen by three points. Robert Twomey lead the comeback in a terrific display of skill. Adam White impressed throughout.
The Second Year team were unlucky to loose out to Clonakilty Community college. In another close contest, Coláiste Muire were narrowly beaten in the closing stages. Great performances from James O’Grady and Eoghan Kirwin.
Under 16 boys are crowned Cork basketball champions
The under 16 boys’ basketballers are cork champions, having beaten Bantry in the final in Neptune. Spurred on by 180 supporters, the Crosshaven team were lead by Ben Donovan who was awarded MVP.
The side will now go on to the All-Ireland play-offs which will be held in Crosshaven on January 17th.
Basketball : First Year girls are Cork champions. Second Years narrowly miss out
First Year girls of Coláiste Muire were crowned Cork champions following a tense final against local rivals Carrigaline Community Schools in Neptune Stadium. There was little between the sides in the first half as Carrigaline matched the Crosshaven girls basket for basket.
Fine defending from Lucy McCarthy and Shea Fitzgibbon and vital scores from Andrea Long and Katie Long saw the Coláiste Muire side pull away to victory. The girls will go on to represent their county in the All-Ireland play-offs.
In the Second Year final, Coláiste Muire girls were narrowly defeated by Skibbereen, losing by two points in overtime. After a very slow start, the game came alive in the final quarter with a fine defensive performance by Molly Murphy and Ciara O’Brien spearheading a spirited comeback. The game was decided in overtime by the smallest of margins.
The girls will get a chance to qualify for the All-Ireland series in a play-off after the Easter break.
Girls’ Basketball – First and Second years in Cork final
Best of luck to the First and Second Year Girls. They will be representing the school in the Cork final on Tuesday 24th March. The First Years qualified by beating Kinsale on Friday (20th March)in closely contested game in Crosshaven.
Senior Footballers draw in Championship first round
Senior Footballers draw in Championship first round
Coláiste Muire 1-7, Coláiste Daibhéad 1-7
Coláiste Daibhead opened the scoring with points from play however the seniors quickly counter-attacked but were unable to find the back of the net despite their best efforts. Colm O’Reilly was the first to get his name on the score sheet with a point. Coláiste Daibhead added to their tally with two more points. Coláiste Muire had a chance to go ahead with a foul on Donnachadh Desmond but Johnathan O’Regan hit the crossbar and the ball was soon cleared. Coláiste Daibhead found the net, but this did not dampen Coláiste Muire’s spirits as they continued to test their opponents. The score at half time was Coláiste Daibhead 1-7 Cólaiste Muire 0-1.
The halftime score and lashing rain didn’t bother the lads as they came back on to the pitch with a positive attitude. Points from Darragh Kiely and O’Reilly early on in the second half proved that the Crosshaven side were still in the game. The ball traveled into Coláiste Muire’s back line twice in the second half but with blocks from Fionn Murphy denied Coláiste Daibhead a scoring opportunity. The likes of Kiely , Tim Marron, and Adam Kent in midfield proved a massive threat and great assets to this young side. A superb goal from O’Regan gave his teammates that extra bit of encouragement to drive on and a late point from O’Reilly gave Coláiste Muire the equaliser in what was a thrilling second half from a Coláiste Muire perspective.
Team: M. Condon, D.Barry, F. Murphy, D. Thomas, S. Kidney, D. Kiely, T. Marron , A. Kent, T. Rooney, L. Walsh, J.Fahy, J. O’Regan, D. Desmond, K. Lyons, C. O’Reilly, P. Kelly, J. Lane, J.Cox, S. Dolan, S. Deaudet, K. Murphy, S. Lyons
MUNSTER CHAMPIONS IN CAMOGIE
The Coláiste Muire U16 Camogie team were victorious in the Munster final on the 26th of February on a scoreline of 7-4 to 0-6 against Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk with a very strong second half performance in Castle Road . They did the school very proud with strong performances from captain Hayley Fitzgearld , Sarah Ahern, Rebecca Murphy and Eimear Murphy.Special thanks to Miss Delahunty.