2016 Subway All Ireland Schools U14 & U15 Cup

2016 Subway All Ireland Schools U14 & U15 Cup

  • May 10,2016
Subway All Ireland Schools U15 Cup Semi Finals & Finals

Tuesday 10th May 2016
SUBWAY® All Ireland Schools U15A Girls Cup Final: 
Crescent College Comprehensive Limerick 39, Coláiste Íosagáin Stillorgan 22
SUBWAY® All Ireland Schools U15A Girls Cup Semi Finals:
Coláiste Íosagáin 24, Mercy Mounthawk 23
Crescent Comprehensive 47, Our Lady's Castleblayney 44

RECAP: SUBWAY® All Ireland Schools U15A Girls Cup Final: 
Crescent College Comprehensive Limerick 39, Coláiste Íosagáin Stillorgan 22
National Basketball Arena

The Crescent side featured nine members of the squad that were runners up in the Subway Schools All Ireland U14A Girls Cup Final in April and three of the side started against a well drilled Coláiste Íosagáin. Both sides settled early as Eabha Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh was successful with Íosagáin’s first attempt before Lauren Walsh replied on the next possession. 

The Dubliners enjoyed a 7-2 lead midway through the first quarter. Sian± Ní Shíocháin showed a light touch to get her shot away under pressure but it pre-empted a 13-0 run from Crescent. The Limerick girls found a rhythm as Laura Stapleton drained a three and threw the next assist for Amy O’Byrne. Aoife Morrissey made a fine layup in traffic and all of a sudden Coláiste Íosagáin were trailing 15-9 for the first quarter. 

Íosagáin opened the second quarter with intent and a fine basket from Suzie Ni Cheallaigh and Julie Ní Dhúgáin’s score in the 10th minute of action kept the game within two baskets. 

Crescent looked keen to press on and had the strength in depth to do it. Mia Ní Cheallaigh came off the bench to hit a couple of scores before fellow substitute Eve Neylon spun into the low post for two and followed up soon after with a fine euro-step up the middle.

The Stillorgan students were staring down a 10 point deficit at half-time but spurred on by their fans singing ‘Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile’ looked right at home at the National Basketball Arena in the third quarter. Their locked up Crescent and kept them scoreless for the period as further baskets from Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh and Ní Dhúgáin brought it back to 23-17 with seven minutes left. 

Crescent Coach Tony Hehir called on his troops to finish it in the fourth. It got worse before it got better as Meadbh Ní Fhaoláin narrowed the gap to four points but five players stepped up to score an 11-1 run of speed and determination sealed the win. 

“I think we just wanted to win too much at some stages,” said Hehir. “Íosagáin gave it everything and really clawed it back but after bronze and silver already this year, it’s great to finish off with a gold medal.”  

Coláiste Íosagáin: G de Nais (1), N Ní Chinnéide, E Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh (8), M Ní Ghormáin (2), S Ní Shíocháin (3).
Substitutes: M Basquille, M Ní Fhaoláin (2), M Ní Cheallaigh, J Ní Dhúgáin (4), C Ní Ghraolaigh , M Breathnach, S Ní Cheallaigh (2). Coach: Ken Moloney
Crescent College Comprehensive: J Edwards, L Walsh (6), L Stapleton (9), A O’Byrne (2), A Morrissey (6).
Substitutes: E Neylon (10), H Dundon, S Moore, E Lane (6), T Nealon, M Whelan, R Buckley. Coach: Tony Hehir
HT: Crescent College Comprehensive Limerick 23, Coláiste Íosagáin Stillorgan 13

Monday 9th May 2016
Subway All Ireland Schools U15B Boys Cup Final:
St Patrick's College, Cavan 39, Ashbourne Community School 24 

Subway All Ireland Schools U15B Girls Cup Final: 
St Genevieve's High School Belfast 43 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 31

Subway All Ireland Schools U15B Boys Cup Semi-finals: 
Ashbourne Community School 30, Rathmore Grammar 25
St Patrick's College Cavan 24, Our Lady's Castleblayney 23

Subway All Ireland Schools U15B Girls Cup Semi-finals:
St Genevieve's High School Belfast 47, Colaiste Oiriall 13
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 41, Girls Regina Mundi College 40 

RECAP: Subway All Ireland Schools U15B Girls Cup Final: 
St Genevieve's High School Belfast 43, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 31
National Basketball Arena

St Genevieve's High School were the last team standing in the Subway All Ireland Schools U15B Girls Cup as they beat Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 43-31 in the final at the National Basketball Arena. The win was the perfect follow up to victory in last year’s U14 competition, much to the delight of winning coach Sinead Carabine.

“Things have really come together for the school and we’ve gotten great support,” she said. “They started to see their plays once they got level and hit their stride in the second quarter.” 

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne had the measure of the earlier exchanges with Niamh Ní Chonchúir and Ciara Furlong going strong to the basket for five points apiece inside the first seven minutes. A 6-0 put them ahead after three minutes and despite the pace and accuracy of St. Genevieve’s Lara Dahunsi, the Kerry side led 10-9 for the first quarter. 

The lead changed hands on seven occasions during the first half as Corca Dhuibhne’s Niamh de Brún and Ceití Ní Lúing netted before Fiona Connolly and Naoise Burns started to heat up for St. Genevieve’s. A 6-0 run for the Belfast girls ensured control of the game and a 21-14 lead at half time. 

St Genevieve’s won the game by 12 points and they reached that margin early in the third quarter. It was another 6-0 run, this time featuring two of the Turley quadruplets - Cora Turley blocked down and fed Connolly with the outlet pass in a traversing play that found Aoife Turley on the baseline. Her jump shot sailed in and St. Genevieve’s had the lead out to 16 points by the end of the third quarter. 

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne went full tilt in the fourth quarter with a determined Niamh Ní Chonchúir taking her tally to a game high 15 points. Seven minutes wasn’t long enough to haul back the deficit, but both sides could walk off the court knowing they’d given it their all in a national final. 

St Genevieve's High School Belfast: L Dahunsi (13), C Turley (2), E Rogers-Duffy, A Mervyn, B Turley. Substitutes: N Burns (8), F Connolly (12), C Nich, A Turney (8), A Derby, E Copeland, R Nolan. Coach: Sinead Carabine
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: E Greely (2), C Furlong (5), L Ní Mhathúna, N Ní Chonchúir (15), C Ní Shiúrdáin (2). Substitutes: A Ní Mhathúna, N de Brún (2), C Ní Lúing (5), M Ní Chíobháin, L Nic Gearailt, L Getkate, M Nic Gearailt. Coach: Fergal Daly
HT: St Genevieve's High School Belfast 21, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 14

RECAP: Subway All Ireland Schools U15B Boys Cup Final
St Patrick's College Cavan 39, Ashbourne Community School 24
National Basketball Arena

St. Patrick’s College Cavan secured their first ever All-Ireland basketball title with a 39-24 win over Ashbourne Community School in the  Subway Schools U15B Boys Final. Christopher Rowley’s side finished with 10 different scorers in a comprehensive display. 

“We’ve been able to mix up a few new guys with lads who’ve been playing basketball for the last couple of years,” said Rowley. They’re a good bunch of lads and we came through a very tough semi-final as well so we’re delighted.” 

Ashbourne worked hard to contest early rebounds and held the edge under their own basket to trail by just a point after the first period. Adam Mullaly got their first before patience and a well worked set play allowed Conor Foley to float one in from eight feet. 

St. Patrick’s had the best move of the game in the first period as Michael Veale put in another block and fed Ryan Power in a sweeping move to tee up the open three-pointer for Neil Lowry. 

Andrew Duggan came in to sustain Ashbourne’s defensive intensity while Jake Pope and Brian Dignam contributed scores off the bench. They were up against a side with real shooting ability as Eoin Clarke got a 5-0 run of his own before Riccardo Vennettilli, David Emmo, Leon Mulcahy and Bradley Okaidje showed St Pat’s strength in depth.  

Ashbourne trailed by 10 points at half-time and some slick passing gave Mullaly some open looks on the baseline and the left wing. The Captain duly obliged with back to back triples to give his side a fighting chance heading into the fourth. 

St. Patrick’s had too many options to be contained as Coach Christopher Rowley ran his bench to full effect. 

St Patrick's College, Cavan: M Veale (4), N Lowry (9), A Hassan, D Rowley (2), E O’Connor (2). Substitutes: D Emmo (2), L Mulcahy (4), E Clarke (7), B Okaidje (2), R Vennettilli (5), K Aldaba, M McGahern (2). Coach: Christopher Rowley.
Ashbourne Community School: A Mullaly (11), C Harford (2), R Power, S Maguire (2), M Gulbinas. Substitutes: K Hogan, C Foley (3), J Flanagan, J Pope (4), B Dignam (2), L Hickey, A Duggan. Coach: Ronan Hobbs
HT: St Patrick's College Cavan 18, Ashbourne Community School 8

Friday May 6th, 2016 
Subway All-Ireland Schools U15A Boys Cup Final
St. Malachy’s College Belfast 50, St Mary’s College Galway 33

St. Malachy’s College capped off a trophy laden season with a 50-33 win over St. Mary’s College Galway and victory in the Subway All-Ireland Schools U15C Boys Cup Final. The win means the Belfast School have picked up All-Ireland ‘A’ titles at Junior, U14, U15 and U16 in 2016. 

“It’s been a really special season,” said Coach Adrian Fulton. “We’ve had a lot of U15’s who’ve had a long year but performing at U16 level really stood to them. When young guys perform at the Arena, winning becomes a habit.”

St. Mary’s opened the scoring through William Onyenneson and went into a 9-4 lead through Paul Kelly. The Moycullen teen was recently named on the Ireland U16 European Championship squad and hit five points in a row before firing a sublime pass the length of the court for Cormac Croke to lay up. 

St. Malachy’s were ice cool and mounted a 21-6 run to take full control. Training in recent weeks had consisted mostly of shooting practise to conserve energy after a lengthy campaign and effortless three-point shooting from Matthew Mulholland, Niall Hurson and CJ Fulton put them 25-15 up by half time. 

Mary’s looked to rally in the third quarter through Miguel Christino Preto but a 10-0 run put St. Malachy’s out of sight. 

Mulholland took his tally to 11 with nine points coming from Conor Ryan and six apiece from Conn Doherty and Conor Cooke. 

St. Malachy’s College Belfast: J Summersgill (2), C Ryan (9), C O’Rourke (4), R Scott, C Cooke (6). Substitutes: N Hurson (3), CJ Fulton (7), R O’Neill, M Mulholland (11), C McWilliam, C Doherty (6), C McDonald (2). Coach: Adrian Fulton. 

St Mary’s College Galway: P Kelly, C Croke, H Ryan, W Onyenneson, A Mohammed. Substitutes: M Ajiboye, T Faherty, M Christino Prieto, E Abiodun, R Rodrigues, L Flaherty, A Assogoba. Coach: Ciaran Murphy.  

HT: St. Malachy’s College Belfast 25, St Mary’s College Galway 15

Friday May 6th, 2016
Subway All-Ireland Schools U15C Boys Cup Final
Coláiste Oiriall Monaghan 25, St Raphael’s Loughrea 23

Colaiste Oiriall fended off a remarkable come back from St Raphael’s Loughrea to win 25-23 and claim the Subway All-Ireland Schools U15C Boys Cup.

The Monaghan side were the dominant side in the opening quarter. They restricted St. Raphael’s to scoring from the free-throw line in the first seven minutes and picked off scores through Leon Mac Cába, Shea Mac Thréinir and Ógie Ó Dufaigh. 

It wasn’t until the second quarter that the Loughrea students showed their potential. Evan Cox opened the scoring for the period and Mark O’Regan responded to a stirring timeout with an athletic drive and a point from the line soon after. That brought the gap back to 17-7 but Coláiste Oiriall’s high press was still keeping them in control. Anann Ó Conchúir capped a seven point quarter with a midrange basket to leave his side 19-7 ahead at the break. 

Heading into the fourth quarter, St. Raphael’s had narrowed the gap to 23-15. They outscored the Monaghan boys two-to-one in the third quarter and upped the ante in contesting the boards. 

Adam Canny led the charge in scoring with Robert Connaire and Evan Cox chipping in. For Oiriall, Ógie Ó Dufaigh snapped Loughrea’s run in the third and was called upon to do the same midway through the fourth. Cox’s baseline drive and breakaway baskets still had St. Raphael’s trailing by a single basket with a minute left. 

Colaiste Oiriall were under sustained pressure in the final moments. With some smart and determined possession they were able to run the clock out to take the game. 

“Ta an bua againn ach níl fhios agam go bhfuil sé toillte againn. Bhíomar 17-4 chun tosaigh sa chéad leath ach níor eirigh linn morán na ciseáin a chur isteach sa dara leath,” arsa Oiliúnóir Deirdre Ní Chionnaith. “We’re only after coming up from ‘D’ level so to be able to close this one out under pressure was brilliant.”

Colaiste Oiriall Monaghan: L Mac Giolla Comhail, S Mac Thréinir (2), L Mac Cába (6), O Ó Dufaigh (8), D Ó Raghallaigh. Substitutes: S Mac Cionna, T Ó hAnluain, A Ó Conchúir (7), K Mac Gafraigh, R Ó Murchú (2), B Ó hAodha, D Ó Ceallaigh. Coach: Deirdre Ní Chionnaith.

St. Raphael’s Loughrea: R Connaire (4), C Gallagher, A Cunny (5), C O’Neill, J De Swart (3). Substitutes: J Maughan, E Cox (8), M O’Regan (3), D O’Malley, R Keleghan, C Tuite, D Moore. Coach: Marie Deegan. 

HT: Coláiste Oiriall Monaghan 19, St Raphael’s Loughrea 7

Friday 6th May 2016  
Semi Final 10:30 U15C Boys DLS Dundalk 17, St Raphaels Loughrea 19
Semi Final 10:30 U15C Boys Ard Scoil na Trionoide Athy 25, Colaiste Oiriall 35
Semi Final 12:00 U15A Boys Templeogue College 34, St Mary's College Galway 44
Semi Final 12:00 U15A Boys St Joseph's Bish 25, St Malachy's College 30

Final  13:30 U15C Boys  St Raphaels Loughrea 23, Colaiste Oiriall 25
Final  14:45 U15A Boys  St Mary's College Galway 33, St Malachy's College 50

Subway Schools All Ireland U14A Girls Cup Final:
Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise 40, Crescent Comprehensive Limerick 34
National Basketball Arena

Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise capped off a successful season with a 40-34 victory over Crescent Comprehensive of Limerick in the final of the Subway All Ireland Schools U14A Girls Cup. Both sides had never advanced past the ‘A’ semi-finals previously but the midlanders had been champions at ‘B’ grade in 2014. 
Crescent Comp were competing well through Eimear Lane in the first quarter but Scoil Chríost Rí’s high press was causing problems and Sarah Fleming picked off back-to-back shots from the top of the key to forge a 13-7 lead for the first quarter. 

Both sides upped the ante on defence in the second period and Crescent’s first salvo earned a 4-0 run through Aoife Morrissey. Scoil Chríost Rí were forcing turnovers with Ciara Byrne both creating and converting opportunities that came her way. With quick transition the Laois side were out to 27-15 at half time. 

It was looking ominous for Crescent when Fleming and Shauna Dooley got the first baskets of the second half. The Limerick side responded with a 7-0 run with Lucy Tucker-O’Brien reducing the gap down to single digits heading down the stretch. 

The early stages of the fourth quarter were a basket trade before Lane cut loose with 10 points in five minutes to bring Crescent closer to parity. Ultimately it was the 12-2 run either side of half-time that stood to Scoil Chríost Rí.

Winning Coach Pat Critchley said “We’d been taken to over-time in the semi-final and it took a little bit out of us, but it’s great for girls at this age to be getting games of this standard, especially at the National Basketball Arena. We should be in good shape for the next couple of years.”

Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise: J Burke (3), S Fleming (11), J Burke (2), G O’Reilly (4), 15 S Brady.
Substitutes: S Dooley (8), C Byrne (8), M Gleeson, M Shobousle (2), A Idris , R Reddin (2), C Langford.
Coach: Pat Critchley. 
Assistant Coach: Kyle Burke. 

Crescent Comprehensive Limerick: R Buckley, C Griffin (2), E Lane (16), T Nealon, L Tucker-O’Brien (3).
Substitutes: M Whelan, H Dundon (2), S Moore (2), J Edwards, A O’Byrne, F Fitzpatrick, A Morrissey (9).
Coach: Tony Heir
Assistant Coach: Aine Costelloe

HT: Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise 40, Crescent Comprehensive Limerick 34

Subway Schools All Ireland U14A Girls Cup Final Semi-Finals:
Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise 43, Presentation Castleisland 41
Crescent Comprehensive Limerick 46, Malahide Community School 27

Subway All-Ireland Schools U14A Girls Cup
Final:  Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise v Crescent Comprehensive, 14:30
Semi-Final 1: Presentation Castleisland 41 Scoil Chriost Rí Portlaoise 43
Semi-Final 2: Malahide CS 27 Crescent Comprehensive Limerick 46 

Subway All-Ireland Schools U14A Boys Cup Final
St. Malachy’s College Belfast 35, Presentation College Bray 29
National Basketball Arena

St. Malachy’s retained the Subway All-Ireland Schools U14A Boys Cup Final with a 35-29 win over Presentation College Bray at the National Basketball Arena. The Belfast side have contested every final since the competition began in 2013 while the Wicklow side were in their first U14 decider. 

Ryan Paul imposed himself on the first quarter as Pres Bray went into a 6-2 lead. Conor McDonald helped St. Malachy’s to curb Bray’s inside threat and CJ Fulton scored 13 points in seven minutes to put them in front.

Pres had to work exceptionally hard on offence in the second quarter but closed the gap through Milo Dollings and Killian Barr. It took Conor Eastwood’s three-pointer on the dribble to put St. Malachy’s 17-12 ahead at the break. 

Eastwood opened the third quarter with another three and With Fulton back on the floor, St. Malachy’s threatened to blow out the game. Pres hung in there with Zac Collins putting in a big shift on defence but couldn’t claw back the lead in time. 

“We just did enough in the early stages of the game,” said St. Malachy’s Coach Philip Molloy. “CJ’s points in the first quarter gave us the cushion we needed. Guys are just finding their love for the sport. We’ve got some very good players and some that are new to the game.”

St. Malachy’s College, Belfast: CJ Fulton (22), O O’Boyle, D Ferguson, D Price (2), N Quinn.
Substitutes: V Eginco (1), R Kingi, C Eastwood (6), N Morgan, C Rocks, C McDonald (4), P Sheehy.
Coach: Philip Molloy
Assistant Coach: Adrian Fulton

Presentation College Bray: E Florides (2), T Houlihan, R Walsh, C Eddy, R Paul (17).
Substitutes: Z Collins, C Drysdale, K Barr (4), P Jacon, M Dollings (4), J Purdy (2), C O’Donoghue
Coach: Marie O’Toole
Assistant Coach: Mark Lennon

HT: St. Malachy’s College Belfast 17, Presentation College Bray 12

Subway All-Ireland Schools U14A Boys Cup Semi-Finals
St. Malachy’s Belfast 37, St Joseph’s The Bish Galway 26
Presentation College Bray 28, Mercy Mounthawk Tralee 15

Subway All Ireland Schools U14B Girls Cup Final
Carrigaline Community School 47, Coláiste Éinde Salthill 30
National Basketball Arena

Carrigaline Community School claimed the Subway All Ireland Schools U14B Girls Cup with a decisive third quarter performance that helped them to a 47-30 win over Coláiste Éinde. The Salthill school were well in contention until 13 points in seven minutes put Carrigaline in Control. 

“All these girls play with our U14 club team in Carrigaline,” said winning Coach Michael Marshall. “We had five games in the All Ireland Club Championships at the weekend so we were well seasoned coming into this. A bit tired may but the defence was good.”

Both sides made their opening baskets but Coláiste Einde looked on top when they took a 6-4 lead on the fast break through Kara McCleane. Kelly Sexton’s long range pass to Aoife Doyle helped Carrigaline back into the lead before Colaiste Einde leveled the game early in the second quarter through Shauna Butler.

A 5-0 run early in the second quarter put the Cork side in the driving seat with Alba Rodriguez and Kelly Sexton combining for 25 points. Sexton drained the only three-pointer of the game in an impressive third quarter. 

Carrigaline CS: K Sexton (13), A Doyle (6), C McCarthy, A O’Regan (4), A Alabi. Substitutes: R O’Driscoll (4), I  Daly, Y  Arregui, A Gaffney, T Leahy, A Rodriguez (C) (12), S Kelly (8).
Colaiste Einde: K Connaughton (6), K Palmer, A Higgins, S Crumlish, K McCleane (16) Substitutes: F Cunney, S Butler (6), E Power, A McCleane, C Craughwell, V Ikena, G Connelly (2).
HT: Carrigaline Community School 21, Coláiste Éinde Salthill 16

Subway All Ireland Schools U14B Girls Cup Semi-Finals:
Carrigaline CS 27, Muckross Park 23 
Colaiste Einde 32, St. Paul's Oughterard 21

Subway All Ireland Schools U14B Boys Cup Final
Rathmore Grammar 38, Virginia College Cavan 24
Rathmore Grammar: D Bunting 2, E Burke 2, J Kennedy (c) 18, M Lynch 2, D Byrne 2. Substitutes: R Kennedy 6, M Boyd, J McCarney, M Cummings, E Blaney, A McClean 6, C Kilpatrick. Coach: Paul Dick. 
Virginia College Cavan: S McEvoy 5, C Nulty, C Denning 2, T McGearty 4, K Brady. Substitutes: R Cullen, E Uligwe, B Burke, C Donoghue 4, J Verschoyle 9, P Gordon, J Dolan. Coach: Padhraig McEvoy. Assistant Coach: Ronan Flanagan. 
HT: Rathmore Grammar 16, Virginia College Cavan 13

Subway All Ireland Schools U14B Boys Semi-Finals:
Rathmore Grammar 37, Ashbourne CS 35
Virginia College Cavan 50, St Pat’s Cavan 10
Subway All Ireland Schools U14C Boys Final:
DLS Dundalk 25, Colaiste Mhuire Crosshaven 10
DLS Dundalk: E Otesanya, D Leavy 4, B Sadlier, S Badejo 2, E Omorede 3.
D McArdle 7, S Maguire 2, T Ogobamadele, J McCaughey, L Markey, T Watkins, D Hughes. Coach: Liam Doheny. Assistant Coach: Michelle Cumiskey.
Colaiste Mhuire Crosshaven: J Keating, R Twomey (C) 2, P Cotter, F Wenegieme 2, A White 3. 
Substitutes: E Berkley-Kelly, P Lehane, R O’Sullivan, A O’Leary, R Burke, D Murphy 3, G Casellands. Coach: Pat O’Flynn. 

Subway All Ireland Schools U14C Boys Semi-Finals:
DLS Dundalk 36 CBS Thurles 3
Colaiste Mhuire Crosshaven 39, Castleknock College 28

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