Basketball – East-Leinster League Final – Adamstown V Blackrock College
EAST-LEINSTER LEAGUE FINAL
Adamstown C.C. 53 Blackrock College 50
A great Final – it was a privilege to be there. The result was in the mix right up until the end and it could have gone either way. Unfortunately, Captain Calum Henry (6th Year) and his Squad came out on the wrong side of the result.
We congratulate Adamstown, a fine team which brought out the best in ‘Rock as we put in our best performance of the season. The game was a real back and forth battle. ‘Rock opened up a six point lead early on, however at one stage Adamstown had built up a 29-21 lead. ‘Rock showing great character, came back to lead 36-29 and from here on it was extremely close with Adamstown just edging it at the end. The Adamstown pointguard was a phenomenal player and finished with a total of 33 points.
We are very proud of our Squad. Andrew Keenan and Rob Somers combined hit 24 points and were a real force under the boards. Tom Dowdall put in a season’s best performance and hit 10 points driving at the boards. Rory Linnane on the wing scored 8 crucial points as well.
The season is far from over as we have qualified for the All-Ireland Playoffs.
I thank Mr O’Neill and Shane Kelly (Class of 2013) for their preparation of the Squad.
Hard luck, boys!
6th Year: Calum Henry, Andrew Keenan, Aidan Murphy,
Donal O Cribin, Michael Kinsella, Niall Godfrey, Joe Ennis
5th Year: Rob Somers, Tom Dowdall, Rory Linnane, Rob Johnston, Rhys Hennessy
4th Year: Barry O Sullivan, Mark Crowley, Karl Conroy