DAY 1: Subway All Ireland Schools Cup Finals

DAY 1: Subway All Ireland Schools Cup Finals

  • Jan 23,2017


Subway U16 B Boys Schools Final

Our Lady's Castleblayney 47-61 Colaiste Pobail Setanta


Subway U19 B Girls Schools Final

Gort Community School 38-57 Loreto College Crumlin 


Subway U16C Boys Schools Final

Colaiste na Coiribe 50-51 St Vincent's Castleknock College


Subway U16 B Girls Schools Final

Colaiste Oiriall (Co. Monaghan) 45-56 Cross & Passion Kilcullen (Co. Kildare)



SUBWAY All Ireland Schools Cup Final

U16 B Boys

(Monday, January 23rd, 2017 – National Basketball Arena) 


Our Lady’s Castleblayney: 47

Coláiste Pobail Setanta: 61

SAMMI FAJANA was the spark that ignited a superb win for Colaiste Pobail Setanta (Dublin) this morning in the SUBWAY U16 B Boys Schools final at the National Basketball Arena.

Fajana netted a whopping 24 points to drive his side to a 47-61 point victory.

It was Castleblayney who had the better of the opening exchanges, with Robbie Hanratty and Ciaran McKearney working the ball around well early on, but Setanta soon found their feet with Fajana, Conor Thornton and Adejare Adelani working the ball well around the key to open up the Castleblayney defence and drive into a commanding 6-20 lead at the end of quarter one.

Fajana showed off his range in style throughout the second, netting baskets under the boards and from the three point line. The introduction of Josh Timog for Setanta proved crucial as the pacey guard played bigger than his side and added vital points on to Setanta’s scoreline. 

Castleblayney showed their grit and dug deep with Robbie Hanratty Ciaran Duffy proving to be vital through the centre, netting some key scores in the second quarter but Setanta were still comfortable at the half, 17-46.

Quarter three was a great quarter for Castleblayney as Hanratty, Irwin, Duffy and Ciaran McKearney all got in on the scoring to pull some points back for their side, and showed off some great defensive skills in the face of a commanding Setanta offence to end the quarter 25-53. The Monaghan school never gave up throughout but in the end, a stylish display from Fajana, Timog, Adejare Adelani, Thornton and Milosh Kutijevic was just too much for them and Setanta were crowned winners, 47-61.


Our Lady’s Castleblayney: Dean Rooney, Conor Rice, Josh Mone, Joseph Hughes, David Irwin (2), Ciaran McKearney (6), Michael Hughes, Kevin Tibby, Ryan McKiernan (8), Rory McGlynn, Robbie Hanratty (13), Ciaran Duffy (18).

Coláiste Pobail Setanta: Neda Lukosius, George Yakub, Richard Grigoras (2), Aidan Hall, Ohioma (Jelani) Omo Adeoye, Ross Maher, Josh Timog (10), Conor Thornton (4), Jimmy Rotari, Milosh Kutijevic (12), Sammi Fajana (24), Adejare Adelani (5), Kevin Shea (4).

MVPSammi Fajana (Colaiste Pobail Setanta)

SUBWAY All Ireland Schools Cup Final

U19 B Girls

(Monday, January 23rd, 2017 – National Basketball Arena) 


Gort Community School: 38

Loreto College Crumlin: 57

LORETO COLLEGE CRUMLIN drove home to an impressive 38-57 point win in the SUBWAY U19 B Schools Cup final this morning, overcoming Gort Community School to be crowned champions.

Darren McGuiness’ charges were in control from the off, with fantastic performances from MVP Claire Quinn Nealon, Niamh and Ciara White proving to be crucial for the team. Having won the U19 C Girls League last year, Loreto had no hesitation stepping up to the mark in the U19 B this year, and with strong performances throughout the team, opened up a gap early on to lead 7-15.

It wasn’t all one way traffic though, as Ciara Helebert stole the show for Gort, proving crucial on both offence and defence and was the driving force behind her team’s display.

Loreto continued to dominate as the second quarter got underway, and strong defensive displays kept Gort to just five points for the quarter, while the Dublin team stretched out their lead in style to go in at the break 12-27 to the good.

Gort really began to shine in quarter three, with Helebert, Ava Lynskey and Olga Burke all stepping up impressively to meet the challenge. However Niamh and Ciara White and Reanne Devlin were determined not to let Loreto’s lead slide, and added more to their tally to see them into the last leading 22-42.

Gort continued to battle hard in the fourth, with Helebert once more leading the way. Good scoring from Kate Tarpey and Ava Lynskey kept the scoreboard ticking over, but it was to be Loreto’s day as Reanne Devlin, Niamh White and Nealon show skill, talent and flair to secure them a memorable victory in the end.

GORT COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Nicola Quirke, Ciara Helebert (18), Sarah Slevin, Kate Tarpey (4), Lúsaí Kelleher, Edel Nolan (2), Rebecca Smyth, Hannah Keenan, Olga Burke (11), Ava Lynskey (3), Ciara Della Chiesa, Ellie Edge O’Neill, Jacquie Bergin, Lisa Della Chiesa. LORETO COLLEGE CRUMLIN: Chelsea Whelan, Rebecca Bohan, Ciara White (6), Niamh White (9), Reanne Devlin (16), Claire Quinn Nealon (28), Tara Brilly, Taylor Smith

MVP: Claire Quinn Nealon (Loreto College Crumlin)

Subway U16C Boys Schools Final

(Monday, January 23rd, 2017 – National Basketball Arena) 

Colaiste na Coiribe 50, 

St Vincent's Castleknock College 51

UG ROLAND ONUOHA proved to be the deciding factor as St Vincent’s Castleknock College (Dublin) edged out Coláiste na Coiribe (Galway) 50-51 in the nail-biting SUBWAY U16 C Boy’s Cup Final at the National Basketball Arena.
Onuoha netted a massive 25 points to help his side on their way to victory.

St Vincent’s Castleknock got us underway and took advantage of Coláiste na Coiribe’s nerves as they stormed through the first quarter. It was a mixture of Castleknock’s great defence and Coláiste na Coiribe’s missed chances that lead to St Vincent’s 2-11 lead at the end of the quarter.


Coláiste na Coiribe started the second quarter much better and they were lead by the immense talent that is Oisín Ó Gormaile. Multiple steals from him lead to fast break scores for the boys from Galway. Strong rebounding from Castleknock’s Ulo Eruma Gborie and UG Roland-Onuoha lead to multiple scores, especially on the offensive end. This is what separated the two sides throughout the game. St Vincent’s lead 22-25 at the end of the first half.

Gborie and Onuoha were once again a huge factor on the offensive boards and they helped their team immensely with a mix of scores, rebounds and blocks. Ó Gormaile again, was taking advantage of his knowledge of the court and picked up a couple of steals.
Coláiste na Coiribe’s Cronan Mac an Bháird made three huge shots in succession towards the end of the quarter to have the score all tied up at 38-38.
The fourth quarter was a nail-biting experience for everyone in attendance at the Arena. St Vincent’s and Coláiste na Coiribe traded scores right up until the last minute of the game. St Vincent’s stars Gborie and Onuoha exchanged scores with Ó Gormaile and Mac an Bháird to put on a show for the crowd.
Eventual MVP UG Roland-Onuoha put up a huge three pointer to break the deadlock with one minute remaining on the clock. This didn’t phase Coláiste na Coiribe however, as they attacked with the same ferocity as they had all game.

A huge block from St Vincent’s Ulo Eruma Gborie started to put doubt in the minds of the Galway lads but they kept the intensity. They had multiple free-throws in the final minute but were unable to convert. Oisín Ó Gormaile had a shot at the buzzer to win the game but good defence from St Vincent’s Castleknock made it difficult for him and put an end to a thrilling final, with the Dubliners winning by a single point, 50-51.
Coláiste na Coiribe: Cronan Mac an Bháird (16), Oisín Ó Gormaile (22), Cathal Ó Maidín (7), Conor Ó Bruada, Máirtín Ó Conghalaigh (5), John Mc Loughlin, Seamus Mc Loughlin, Zak Rather, Ross Ó Nullain, Xav Ó Cléirigh, Eoin Ó Domhnaill, Eoin Farrchair.
St Vincent’s Castleknock College: Louis Farrell, UG Roland-Onuoha (25), Jack Hensey (7), Ulo Eruma Gborie (6), Oscar Brown (3), Michael Gilvarry, Oisin Tierney (6), Cathal MacCanna, Hasan AlMaghrabi, Ronan Barrett (2), Andrew Cunningham, Elvis Duru (2)
MVP: UG Roland-Onuoha (St Vincent’s Castleknock College)

Subway U16B Girls Schools Final

(Monday, January 23rd, 2017 – National Basketball Arena) 

Colaiste Oiriall 45 

Cross and Passion College Kilcullen 56

GILLIAN WHEELER and Miah Ryan were the stars of a glittering performance for Cross and Passion College Kilcullen as they stormed home to a 45-56 point victory over Colaiste Oiriall (Monaghan) in the SUBWAY All Ireland U16 B Girls Schools Cup final.

Wheeler was the difference between the two sides in the opening quarter as she netted nine of her side’s 13 points to take a five point lead at the end of the first. 

Caoimhe Nic An Bhaird and Aisling Ni Ghallchoir of Colaiste Oiriall found their feet in the second quarter though and it was well and truly game on for what would prove to be a fantastic showcase of schools basketball. The action was end-to-end throughout the second, with the teams going in at the break just three points apart, 18-21.

Gemma Nic Seain and Lara O Mairtin were the standout stars for the Monaghan side throughout the second half, working hard under the boards to help Nic An Bhaird and Ni Ghallchoir and with the Arena’s roof almost lifted off with supporters’ cheers, the game remained neck-in-neck with both sides showing off their talent from around the key. Despite a spurt from Kilcullen in the third, Colaiste Oiriall were not giving up, and threw everything at them in the last and it was here where Miah Ryan really shone as she finished off numerous fast breaks in style and wove her way around the defence to find the basket with a flourish to give her team a 45-56 win in the end after a truly thrilling final.

Colaiste Oiriall: Aimee Ni Dhufaigh, Amy Ni Dhaighre, Emily Ni Bhraonain (2), Aisling Ni Ghallchoir (11), Caoimhe Nic An Bhaird (16) Gemma Nic Seain (6), Lara O Mairtin (8), Helen Nic Criostail (2), Mia Ni Raghallaigh, Dearbhla Ni Ghallchoir, Antonia Ni Mheallain, Hannah Ni Thurlaigh

Cross & Passion College, Kilcullen: Ava Marron (4), Miah Ryan (17), Gillian Wheeler (25), Aoife Sweeney, Leah Cahill (2), Katlyn Walsh, Isobel Monaghan (2), Anne Tyrell, Molly Aspell (6)

MVP: Gillian Wheeler (Cross & Passion College, Kilcullen)

 SUBWAY Schools Cup Finals Schedule: 

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

10.30am – U19 C Boys

Larkin CC (Co. Dublin) v Blackrock College (Co. Dublin)

12.15pm – U16 C Girls

Castlerea Community School (Co. Roscommon) v Holy Child Killiney (Co. Dublin)

13.45 – U19 C Girls

St Joseph’s Community College Charlestown (Co. Mayo) v Coláiste Íde an Daingean (Co. Kerry)

15.30 – U19 B Boys

St Mary’s Diocesan School (Co. Louth) v Colaiste an Phiarsaigh Glanmire (Co. Cork)

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 

10.30am – U19 A Girls

Dunshaughlin (Co. Meath) v Holy Faith Clontarf (Co. Dublin)

12.15pm – U16 A Boys

St Joseph’s The Bish (Co. Galway) v St Malachy’s (Belfast)

13.45 – U16 A Girls

Cresecnt Comprehensive (Co. Limerick) v Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise (Co. Laois)

15.30 – U19 A Boys

Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig (Co. Cork) v St Aidan’s CBS (Co. Dublin)

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