Basketball – U19 East-Leinster League Quarter Final, Nov 2019
Basketball Ireland U-19 East-Leinster League Quarter Final
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This was a very similar game to the Waterpark College defeat in the All-Ireland Schools Cup – our young U19 team played very well but unfortunately came up against an experienced and hugely physical team that just had a little bit too much for us at this stage. When three of the opposing team can dunk then you know they’re a big side!
Additionally, we were missing three of the more experienced members of our squad. However, the boys that stepped into the breach were excellent; special mention must go to Robert Byrne and Conor Crumlish who defensively were very strong and Killian Tinsley (all 5th Year) who brought a real pace to our offence.
15 points apiece for Nico Coll (5th Year – Captain) and Jimmy Gilligan (4th Year) was outstanding. After Christmas it is hoped to start a new senior basketball competition, details to be confirmed, however in the lead up to Christmas now it offers us an opportunity to really develop the fundamentals of this team, one which we will certainly take.
I thank coaches Rob Somers (Class of 2017), Barry O’Sullivan (Class of 2018), Roberto Brusasca (Class of 2019) spearheaded by Mr O’Neill for their tremendous work on behalf of the squad.