SMGS Girls Basketball
SMGS U16 and U19 basketballers had a busy week!
SMGS Blarney vs St Mary’s Midleton – Wednesday November 8th
From the very beginning, Blarney put in their best effort to try and put another win under their belt. But with key players Laura Kelleher and Jennifer Dillon absent, they were unable to do so. 2nd year, Ciara O’ Riordan, drove on her team throughout coming out as the top scorer for SMGS with 16 points.
Team: Eimear O’ Reilly, Aoife Collins, Ciara O’ Riordan, Sally O’ Donovan, Ciara McCarthy and Ava Buckley.
From the beginning of the game Midleton came out with a strong five but Blarney didn’t let this stop them with Aoife McSweeney, Sinead Singleton and Simone O’ Shea scoring 3 pointers throughout the match helping Blarney to settle. Eve Mullins played fantastically in both offence and defense making some great passes to her teammates. Unfortunately after a tremendous effort, Blarney weren’t able to close the gap and lost their first game of the season by a narrow 9 points.
Team: Aoife Collins, Eimear O’ Reilly, Ava Buckley, Sinead Singleton, Eve Mullins, Simone O’ Shea, Aoife McSweeney and Anne Marie Coleman.
SMGS Blarney vs Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai – Thursday November 9th
From the start SMGS came out with a fighting attitude from the beginning. Jen Dillon worked hard under the basket fighting for every rebound and finished with a final number of 12 points at the end of the game. Aoife Collins fought hard in both offence and defense throughout the match. 2nd year, Sally O’ Donovan scored some great baskets today through a very tough Bantry defense. SMGS played a brilliant game of basketball but only lost out by 5 baskets at the end.
Team: Jennifer Dillon, Eimear O’ Reilly, Aoife Collins, Sally O’ Donovan, Ciara McCarthy and Ava Buckley.
Our U19 team today didn't have a full team but played an exceptional game of basketball! Aoife McSweeney and Emma Murphy each scoring 13 and 12 points respectively, coming out as top scorers for SMGS. After playing a blinder for the U16 game, Jennifer Dillon was a key player in the U19 game today fighting for the ball and scoring crucial baskets. Eve Mullins proved crucial for her team today fighting for the ball through a strong Bantry defense. The girls showed excellent teamwork in today’s game. SMGS came out on top today with a final score of 36-30.
Team: Aoife Collins, Eimear O’ Reilly, Jennifer Dillon, Anne Marie Coleman, Emma Murphy, Aoife McSweeney and Eve Mullins.