IT WAS another thrilling day of basketball action at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght as the SUBWAY All Ireland Schools Under 15 Girls A and B finals got underway.
First up, Jesus and Mary Secondary School Salerno (Galway) secured a thrilling win in a nail-biting finish in the Under 15 B girls final, when they overcame Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra of Kerry in the dying stages of the game to win by two (32-30). Indeed it was Ellie Lydon who secured the game winning basket for her side to much excitement as the final buzzer sounded just three seconds after the ball dropped through the net (full report attached).
Meanwhile in the Under 15 A Girls final, Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise romped home to victory, winning out 33-48 against Presentation Castleisland. Superb performances from Sarah Fleming, Ciara Byrne and Jasmine Burke, saw Portlaoise home to glory in the end, but it certainly wasn’t an easy win, as Grainne Walsh and Aine Sheehan of Castleisland put in fantastic displays to make it as difficult as possible for the Laois school (full report attached).
Games continue tomorrow at the National Basketball Arena, with the SUBWAY All Ireland Under 15 A Boys Cup games.
SUBWAY All Ireland Schools Under 15 Cup Results – Day 2 (Tuesday, May 9th)
SUBWAY Under 15 A Girls final
Presentation Castleisland 33-48 Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise
SUBWAY Under 15 B Girls final
Jesus & Mary SS, Salerno 32-30 Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra Rathmore
SUBWAY Under 15 B Girls semi-finals
Jesus & Mary SS, Salerno 41-25 St Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon
Rathmore Grammar 20-33 Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore
SUBWAY Under 15 A Girls semi-finals
Pres CastIeisland 49-26 Malahide Community School
Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise 59-23 Carrigaline Community School