Great wins for SMGS Girls Basketball 🏆🏀
Saturday Jan. 20th was a victorious day for SMGS U19 Girls Basketball as they now progress to the all Ireland semi finals which will be held in Dublin between Feb 7th-9th.
The girls played the best basketball they’ve played all year today and should be very proud of their achievement, their level of teamwork and commitment shown today!
Today, we saw the return of two of our 6th year students, Sophie Charrington and Ciara Sheehan, who both played blinders today and were crucial in aiding our advancement in the league.
Match 1: SMGS vs Scoil Ruáin, Killenaule Co. Tipp
The girls had a slow start to their first match going into the 2nd quarter down by 6pts. But once the girls got into their stride they overtook their opponents and put up a hard fight right until the end to secure their 1st victory of the day!
Final score: 46-41
Topscorers: Sophie Charrington 19pts, Sinead Singleton 13pts & Emma Murphy 7pts
Match 2: SMGS vs Tarbert Comprehensive, Co. Kerry.
Tarbert put up a tough fight throughout the whole game but they couldn’t keep up to Blarney! Emma Murphy put up a strong defense under the board with some unbelievable checks to help the girls secure their 2nd win of the day.
Final score: 50-41
Top scorers: Sophie Charrington 17pts, Sinead Singleton 12pts & Aoife McSweeney 12pts.
Match 3: SMGS vs Muckross Park, Dublin.
An excellent start for Blarney with Sinead Singleton opening up the score line for Blarney with two 3-pointers within the first 3 minutes. Another brilliant game for the girls, to nicely finish up with their 3rd and final win of the day.
Final score: 40-28
Top scorers: Sinead Singleton 19pts, Sophie Charrington 5pts & Jennifer Dillon 7pts.
Back row: Ciara Sheehan, Aoife McSweeney (captain), Aoife Collins, Emma Murphy and Sophie Charrington.
Front row: Sinead Singleton, Jennifer Dillon, Anne Marie Coleman, Eve Mullins, Laura Kelleher.
Special thanks to Scoil Ruáin, Killenaule, Co. Tipperary for hosting the quarter finals and making sure we were well looked after. Another big thank you to the girls’ trainer Kieran O’ Leary for his commitment to the team.