Yesterday, our U16 and U19B Boys Basketball teams faced off against Coláiste Spriod Naomh of Bishopstown in their final pool games. The U16 team had already secured the top spot in their group with a flawless record. In contrast, the U19s needed a win to keep their chances alive for the knockout stages of the Basketball Ireland South Post Primary School Championships.
The U16 game was a nail-biter, with both teams exchanging scores. Danny O’Donovan and Thomas O’Donoghue shone for CPB, while Colm French and Darragh Dullea created numerous opportunities. Conor Young excelled in rebounds. In a fiercely competitive contest where the lead changed hands, it was Spriod Naomh who emerged with a two-point victory.
The U19B team narrowly missed out on qualification after a close-fought battle. Christopher Cronin made some early scores for CPB, and Conor Hinnell also contributed to the scoreline. However, Spriod Naomh’s size advantage helped them establish a lead that withstood a late comeback attempt from the Bantry boys. A special mention goes to Leaving Cert Student Fionn Harrington, who played his final game for CPB. Fionn was part of the First Year team that had an exciting season, reaching the All-Ireland semi-final in Tallaght, and he represented the school brilliantly throughout his time here.
Next up for boys basketball is the A teams who play Rochestown on Monday.