1st Year Girls Basketballers are Cork Champions!

1st year Girls Basketballers are Cork Champions! 

An exhilarating semi-final performance last Thursday March 15th, we saw our first years progress to the Cork ‘B’ final. The girls were up against a tough Mallow side last Thursday and with 4 minutes to go being down 7 points to come back up and win by 41-35.

Saoirse Breen was top scorer in the semi-final, scoring a massive 19pts to secure her side a place in the Cork final.

Tuesday March 20th: 

SMGS were up against St Aloysius, Carrigtwohill, in what was expected to be a tough match for the final.

The 1st quarter ended with both sides level pegging on scores.

Our 2nd quarter saw Orla Humphreys score 8pts and 2pts from Abbie Babbington saw SMGS lead the 2nd quarter 19-13.

SMGS kept their lead through the 3rd quarter with scores from Orla Humphreys and Michelle Ugwah.

The 4th quarter saw SMGS keep up the fight and put up a tough defensive front with the help of Sarah Healy, Abbie Babbington and Lily Costello. SMGS secured more baskets with scores from Michelle Ugwah, Orla Humphreys, Saoirse Breen and Niamh Barry to bring our final score of 37 - 26 to SMGS!!

Top scorers for the final today were Michelle Ugwah with 17pts and Orla Humphreys with 13pts - well done girls!

This now means that the girls progress to All-Ireland play-offs stages (dates to be confirmed).

Well done to SMGS!!! 

  Team : ( back left to right ) Laura Kelleher (coach), Ms Foley (coach), Niamh O’ Leary, Eva Hornibrook, Michelle Ugwah, Sarah Healy, Ellie O’ Keeffe, Ciara O’ Neill, Emma Murphy (coach), Ms Martin (coach).  ( front left to right)  Kate Sexton, Niamh Barry, Sarah Kiely, Lily Costello, Abbie Babbington, Saoirse Breen (capt.), Orla Humphreys (capt.), Georgia Glasgow, Miriam Murphy and Abby Grace.   

Team: (back left to right) Laura Kelleher (coach), Ms Foley (coach), Niamh O’ Leary, Eva Hornibrook, Michelle Ugwah, Sarah Healy, Ellie O’ Keeffe, Ciara O’ Neill, Emma Murphy (coach), Ms Martin (coach).

(front left to right) Kate Sexton, Niamh Barry, Sarah Kiely, Lily Costello, Abbie Babbington, Saoirse Breen (capt.), Orla Humphreys (capt.), Georgia Glasgow, Miriam Murphy and Abby Grace.

 

 Well deserved winners!

Well deserved winners!

 Captains Saoirse Breen and Orla Humphreys lifting their plaque to their teammates

Captains Saoirse Breen and Orla Humphreys lifting their plaque to their teammates

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