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St Colms at Gniezno 2018


St Colms at Gniezno 2018


15th October 2018

A busy week for the club started with the brilliant news that Bronagh Dollard was selected to the Ireland womens under 17 panel. Bronagh is a hugely talented and hard working player and her selection is very well deserved.

Congratulations to Bronagh and her family on their great achievement.

Back on the court the Scholars kicked off their North Munster Ladies League campaign on Tuesday night against Tipp Torenados. The ladies put on a great defensive display and dominated the boards which lead to some great fast breaks. Unfortunately for the grls they did not convert consistently but will be a force to be reckoned with once this consistency is found.

The loss of some key players to the National League and work commitments has meant a hugh change in personnel this season. But it was heartening to see the good chemistry being developed among the squad. While the girls did not get the win they left happy that they are moving in the right direction. A big thank you to Isabelle Meaney who came out on the night to do the table!!!

It was a busy weekend for the U18s who took on Carrigaline on Saturday with a depleted squad due to player unavailability. However this squad is full of character and the girls did themselves and the club proud, battling right to the final buzzer. The girls had to go again on Sunday travelling to Carrig na BhFear and the hard work the girls have been putting in finally paid dividends. The girls took control of this game from the start and despite Carraig rallying in the 3rd quarter our girls upped their game in the 4th quarter to pull away and end their weekend on a positive note.

The under 16s made the journey to Parochial Hall on Saturday to play in an Under 16s tournament. With 14 teams competing it was a festival of basketball. The girls got a tricky draw being paired with Ballincollig and Meteors. They started the day with a tough game against Ballincollig, emerging 38 – 28 winner.

However the girls narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-finals going down to eventual tournament winners Meteors.

With the U16s playing at the same time it was a young St Colms U15s team that travelled to Fr Matthews for a challenge game on Saturday. The girls put on a great display, battling right to the end against an impressive Fr Matthews selection. The girls defensive work was particularly impressive and they will have benefited hugely from this workout as they move in to the new season.

Our U14 girls opened their Cork League Campaign with an excellent performance against Carrigaline. The girls were quickly into their stride and established early dominance which they maintained throughout the game.The girls defence was very good which laid the foundation for the win.There was a great spread of scoring with 9 girls on the scoresheet, led by Kate Barry, Nofeesat Muniru and Natasha O'Neill. There were also strong defensive performances from our younger U13 players with Aishling Downey, Ciara Downey and Ava O'Halloran working tirelessly throughout

Finally it was an exciting start to the season for the under 10s who played a challenge games against UL Huskies as part of the half-time entertainment during the Huskies D1 game. Our thanks to everyone at Huskies for giving these young players such a positive experience.

Best of luck to the Under 16s and 18s who play Limerick Celtics in St Munchins this Friday. The U10, 12 and 14s kick off the North Munster League campaigns on Saturday with a trip to Newport. The Under 14s and 16s then make the trip to Cork to take on Bantry and Skibereen respectively.

 

Best of luck to all the girls.