Basketball – Past v Present Senior Match January 2023
Past v Present
Senior Basketball Match
We had an incredibly exciting Past v Present match this past week in the Sports Hall.
The ‘Present’ team looked like a team that were naturally well used to playing with each other and that team chemistry allowed them to take control in the early stages and they deservedly led 26-14 as we reached the halfway point. The experience of the ‘Past’ team began to tell as they came back to win the third quarter by 8 to trail by just 4 coming into the final quarter. This match certainly did not lack any competitive spirit as a tense final quarter was played out. With just seconds left, a three-point shot from ‘Past’ levelled the scores and we went to Overtime. In overtime the sides swapped baskets before an incredible 3 point shot from Maitiu Heckmann (6th Year) saw the present run out winners in a superb match played in a wonderful spirit.
Our sincere thanks to the past team of Tom Dowdall (Class of 2017), Barry O’Sullivan (Class of 2018), Roberto Brusasca (Class of 2019) and Duran Osan (Class of 2019), Jimmy Gilligan, Murray Baker, Paddy Morris and Ronin O’Halloran (all Class of 2022) for their contribution to a fantastic occasion.
We thank Mr O’Neill for his organisation of the game.