Our Lady’s U15Boys narrowly defeated in All Ireland Semi Final

Our Lady’s Secondary School Castleblayney 23                   St Patrick’s College Cavan 24.

Our Lady’s Secondary School Castleblayney U15 Boys basketball team lost an enthralling All Ireland Semi Final with St Patrick’s College, Cavan on Monday 9th May. Strong performances in the first quarter by Robbie Hanratty and Joey Hughes set the tone for Our Lady’s, with every player giving their all for the remainder of the game. Our Lady’s were on course to book their place in the final after a dominant three quarters which saw the Castleblayney School leading for the majority of the game. However, a number of missed opportunities at the beginning of the fourth quarter were to prove costly, as St Patrick’s scored their final basket with 25 seconds remaining to win the Semi Final by the tightest of margins- 24-23.

Scores: Robbie Hanratty (13), Josh Mone (5), Ciaran Duffy (4), Conor Rice (1).

 

Our Lady’s Boys Teams Reach All Ireland Cup Semi Finals

The U16 and U19 Boys basketball teams in Our Lady’s have had an excellent
year so far, reaching the regional league semi finals in both age groups. In
addition to the league success, both teams have qualified for the All
Ireland Cup Semi Finals which will be held in January in Tallaght. This is a
fantastic achievement for all involved as Our Lady’s are the only school to
have both an U16 and U19 team in the last 4 teams in each cup competition.
The players and management have put alot of hard work and time into both
teams and it is certainly paying off. The teams will train hard over the
Christmas break and prepare for their big matches in January. Best of luck
to all concerned.

Pictured are the U16 Basketball team who have reached the
League semi finals and will also contest the All Ireland Cup semi Finals in
January

U16 basketball U19 basketball

Pictured are the U19 Basketball team who have reached the
League semi finals and will also contest the All Ireland Cup semi Finals in
January

 

 

Our Lady’s reach All Ireland U14 Boys Final

After two hard fought victories against Rathmore Grammar School and O’Carolan College, Our Lady’s Secondary School U14 boys basketball team qualified for the All Ireland Cup Semi Final in Tallaght on Tuesday 14th April. St Mel’s College, Longford were the opponents in the Semi Final. Excellent performances from Robbie Hanratty, Conor Rice and Ciaran McKearney ensured a place in the final after a 10 point win. St Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise awaited Our Lady’s in the final. After a tough first quarter, Our Lady’s worked hard to try and cut the deficit but were unable to overtake St Mary’s lead. A huge display of character was shown by all members of the team throughout the game but St Mary’s claimed the victory after an impressive performance. It has been a year of progress for Our Lady’s basketball, with the first year boys and second year girls both reaching their regional finals along with both U14 teams playing in All Ireland Finals in the National Basketball Arena.