Sligo Grammar School have won the Under 16 C Basketball Cup.
This was the first win for any Grammar School basketball team since the senior team won the cup in 2007.
The final score against St. Munchin’s today was 50-43.
Sligo Grammar basketball coach Anthony Flores told Ocean FM this afternoon they are thrilled with the achievement:
SUBWAY All Ireland Schools Cup finals – Day 1 Results (January 23rd, 2018)
U19C Girls final
Carrick On Shannon Community School (Leitrim) 49-60 Colaiste Pobail Setanta (Dublin)
Sligo Grammar (Sligo) 50-43 St Munchin’s (Limerick)
St Malachy’s (Belfast) 65-74 Templeogue College (Dublin)
Jesus &Mary Gortnor Abbey (Mayo) 35-46 St Colmcilles Knocklyon (Dublin)
SUBWAY All Ireland Schools Cup finals – Day 1 Detailed Results
SUBWAY Schools Under 19 C Girls Final
Carrick On Shannon Community School: 49
Colaiste Pobail Setanta: 60
WATCH BACK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBYZTrRpnE4
KATIE WILLIAMSON powered Colaiste Pobail Setanta home to a superb victory in the Under 19 C Girls final this morning as they won out 49-60 over Carrick On Shannon Community School at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
Williamson, who starred for the Ireland Under 16 women’s team last summer, was certainly the star of the show for the Dublin school today as she put in a superb performance that included a whopping 30 points for her side. Strong displays all round from Setanta including Milicia Stankovic on the point and Mary Jane Obijuru in particular found Williamson inside time and time again, and Carrick On Shannon were just unable to stop her.
For their part, Carrick put on a brilliant display of basketball, with Sara Crowe the leading light for her side, netting 21 points on the day and leading a superb comeback in the third and fourth quarters to almost steal the game from Colaiste Pobail.
A strong start to the game though was eventually what would keep victory assured for Setanta, as a 10 point quarter from Williamson saw them lead 10-19 at the end of the first, and despite brilliant basketball from Carrick’s Crowe, Clodagh Sheerin and Vivienne Egan at the other end, Setanta had opened the gap to 21-36 by half time.
The third quarter continued at frantic pace, with Carrick’s Crowe, Aisling Leahy and Egan putting the game to Setanta at every turn, and Crowe dug deep as the clock ticked down and added three vital baskets to close the gap to 37-44 at the end of the third.
The game was far from over as a nervy fourth quarter ensued, and with just a minute gone, a superb score from Crowe narrowed the margin to just four points and it was officially game on. Williamson showed her style here though, and stepped up to the challenge in style, adding two quick baskets to settle Setanta’s nerves, and despite Egan’s and Crowe’s best efforts, Setanta held on to win out 49-60 in the end.
CARRICK ON SHANNON COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Aisling Bruen (4), Clodagh Sheerin (6), Rachel Guckian, Hannah O’Dowd, Eimear Quigley (2), Vivienne Egan (6), Aoibhinn O’Callaghan, Sara Crowe (21), Aisling Leahy (10), Sarah Smyth, Ciara McManus, Roisin McGrenaghan, Natasha Mulleny, Hannah Reynolds, Enya Guckian.
COLAISTE POBAIL SETANTA: Neoma Onwe, Aoibh O’Connor (2), Ciara Meegan, Laura Heraty, Teodora Kutijevac, Caitlin Daley, Mary Jane Obijuru (10), Milicia Stankovic (7), Zoe O’Sullivan (6), Eliza Cosma, Elis Osunde, Katie Williamson (30), Layomi Banjoko Johnson (3), Dara Banjoko Johnson (2).
MVP: Katie Williamson (Colaiste Pobail Setanta)
SUBWAY Schools Under 16 C Boys final
Sligo Grammar: 50
St Munchin’s Limerick: 43
WATCH BACK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_oiqmcEjRU
Sligo Grammar were crowned SUBWAY Schools All Ireland Under 16 C Boys champions this afternoon with a 50-43 point win over St Munchin’s of Limerick at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
An MVP display from Sligo’s Divine Akude was one of the big talking points of the game, as he not only chipped in with 26 points, but was working hard under the boards at the other end to secure vital rebounds for his side.
St Munchin’s were led by the in-form Reece Barry and Josh Callanan, and despite a late comeback in the fourth quarter, just couldn’t close the gap enough to catch Sligo.
Akude and Mark McGlynn drove Sligo into an early lead at the end of the first, with good scoring and hard work on defense helping them to slow down the talent of Reece Barry. They continued to dominate in the second quarter, opening up a 28-14 point gap at half time, despite the best efforts of
A tough third quarter ensued, with Sligo going on a run to widen the gap to 32-19 midway through, but Munchin’s kept their heads up, and by the end of the third, were trailing by just eight.
The fourth is where they really hit their stride though, and superb displays from Callanan, Ben Barry and Reece Barry suddenly saw it back to a four-point game mid way though. Akude stepped up for Sligo and he, alongside McGlynn, Bosakani and Kehoe, kept the gap on the scoreboard ticking over until the final buzzer, to win out 50-43 in the end.
SLIGO GRAMMAR: Divine Akude (26), Ben Cunningham, Eoin Murphy, Andrew Yu, G Bamber, Josh Henry (2), B Bosakani (7), Mark McGlynn (7), Oisin Kehoe (4), Callum Murrin, Ben Miller, David Barlow, Donal Ryan, Christin Lally (4), Iyanu Talwo, Oscar Caton.
ST MUNCHIN’S LIMERICK: Josh Callanan (13), Ben Garry (10), Nick Timaskous, Eoin Price (2), Reece Barry (18), Rhys Cosgrove, Cian Conneely, Philip Burke, Ben Pearse, Conor McGuane, Patrick Mitchell, Adam Prenderville.
MVP: Divine Akude (Sligo Grammar)