2023 Basketball Season Off to a Cracking Start

January 17, 2023

The First and Second Year South West League commenced today. The visitors to Castleisland were Ennis, and the First Years got the proceedings underway. Our girls led this one from start to finish, ending the first quarter with a 22-4 lead. The level of skill, tenacity and unselfishness on display was extremely impressive in this, the girls first ever secondary school game. It ended on a scoreline of 68 -14. Top scorers on the day were Alana Kelliher who dropped 16 points, with Leah Griffin close behind with 12. Scoring was not the most impressive feature of the day however, it was the unselfishness of these girls, always playing with their heads up. Everybody that took to the court did us proud and we look forward to the next game.

The Second Years were always going to find it tough to top the First Years’ impressive performance, though they made quite the attempt. They opened up with a 20-6 lead at the end of their first quarter, and while our opponents reduced the lead to 8 at half time, our girls really ramped up the pressure in the third and fourth quarters, winning out in the end 67 – 32. Two big wins, two happy squads, and two big encounters with our local rivals the Tech. in round 2 to come.

Thanks to Aoibhinn Broderick and Lauren Coffey for doing the boards on the day.