• Jan 27,2016
All of the Subway All Ireland Schools Cup Finals are streamed live on the Basketball Ireland YouTube channel. These games will be available to view on demand once the video has processed. 

SUBWAY® U16 B Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup Final: De La Salle Waterford 68, St Peter’s Dunboyne 35
SUBWAY® U16 A Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup Final: Coláiste Phádraig Lucan 45, St. Malachy’s College Belfast 44
SUBWAY® U16 C Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final: Abbey VS Donegal 35, St Aloysius College Carrigtwohill 25
SUBWAY® U16 B Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final: Colaiste Choilmcille Ballyshannon 42, Regina Mundi Cork 31

DAY TWO - Tuesday 26th January, 2016
SUBWAY® U19 B Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final: St Paul’s Oughterard 40, St Mary’s Naas 35
SUBWAY® U19 C Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final:
Ulidia Integrated Carrickfergus 68, St Aloysius College Carrigtwohill 49
SUBWAY® U19 B Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup Final:
Castleisland CC 45, St Columb’s Derry 41

Wednesday 27th January, 2016
10:30 - SUBWAY® U16 A Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final
Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise v Holy Faith Clontarf

12:00 - SUBWAY® U19 A Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final
Holy Faith Clontarf v Ard Scoil Rathangan

14:00 - SUBWAY® U16 C Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup Final
CBS Thurles v St Nathy’s College Ballaghadereen

15:30 - SUBWAY® U19 A Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup Final
Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig v St Aidans CBS Whitehall

SUBWAY® All Ireland Schools U19B Boys Cup Final
Castleisland Community College 45, St. Columb’s Derry 41
National Basketball Arena

Castleisland Community College and St. Columb’s of Derry served up one of the closest games of the week, with the Kerry side coming through in the end by 45-41 in the SUBWAY® All Ireland Schools U19B Boys Cup Final. It was a two-possession game throughout the 40 minutes and the sides were still level with less than a minute remaining. 

Castleisland Coach Maurice Casey said: “It was a very tight game. We had two of our starters off the court at the end but the boys that came in did a job for me. I’ve 14 boys on the team and the commitment has been brilliant. It means a lot to basketball in the southwest. For our school, it’s been almost 10 years since we were here last so an All-Ireland win is a great achievement.” 

Casey’s boys had early control on the offensive boards but that hadn’t registered on the scoreboard until Shane O’Connell got closer to the basket. By then, St. Columb’s had gotten some open looks and three-pointers from Danann Coyle and Kevin Brady. Joe McGinley followed up with a strong drive from the half-court but it was back to 12-6 when O’Connell slipped the ball inside to Eoghan Browne just before the first quarter buzzer. 

St Columb’s looked to penetrate more in the second period with Jack Knox making gains while Castleisland were happy to lurk at the perimeter. They book ended the quarter with three-pointers from Alex Fleming and Padraig O’Connell and Shane O’Connell took his tally to eight points for the half on a 9-4 run. 

It was 20-20 at the break and the sides were still tied at 32-32 ten minutes later. Ireland U16 International Ryan Whoriskey came into the game with a couple of baskets while Castleisland’s usual suspects kept them in the hunt. It was a game of small margins, so it was going to take some big shots to win it. 

Nathan Nolan’s big three-pointer had game winner all over it but there was still time for St. Columb’s to hit back through Coyle and Whoriskey. The big opportunity didn’t fall to Padraig O’Connell – he created it. The young substitute created space with a pump-fake before shooting for two with 22 seconds left and Jonathan Hilliard iced the game from the free-throw line.  

Castleisland Community College: Jonathan Hillard 1, Alex Fleming 5, Shane O’Connell 12, Nathan Nolan 7, Adam Nolan. Substitutes: Eodhan Browne 4, Jack Curran, Ryan Maguire, Sean O’Connell, Sean O’Connell, Padraig O’Connell 16, Seamus Barry, Patrick Horan.

St Columb’s College, Derry: Kevin Brady 7, Ryan Whoriskey 14, Danann Coyle 17, Jack Knox, John Bonner 2. Substitutes: Joe McGinley, Aaron King 1, Lee Meehan.
MVP: Danann Coyle
HT: Castleisland 20-20 St Columb’s

January 26th, 2016
SUBWAY® All Ireland Schools U19C Girls Cup Final
Ulidia Integrated 68, St. Aloysius College 49
National Basketball Arena

Ulidia Integrated claimed the U19C Girls Cup on their return to All-Ireland basketball with a 68-49 win over St. Aloysius College. 

Ulidia Integrated were in double digits before St. Aloysius had scored from open play. Michelle Courts had the first two baskets of the day before the sororal duo of Anna and Enya Maguire hit their scoring groove. The Carrickfergus students were pushing the ball with precision and pace and were in control leading 16-9 after 10 minutes. 

What St Aloysius had was guts. Through sheer work rate they created opportunities for Sorcha Phelan and Jessica O’Neill. Their efforts were causing foul trouble for Ulidia and allowing Niamh Murphy and  Ciara O’Doherty to pick off points from the free throw line. 

Ulidia were still shooting themselves clear of trouble, Enya Maguire crabbed left to drain a three-pointer before quick thinking off the inbound allowed Grainne Twomey to reduce the gap to 33-19 at half time. 

St Aloysius couldn’t contain Ulidia early in the third quarter. Grace Kennedy was heating up before the Maguire sisters made big threes. Suddenly, St. Aloysius starting launching the ball and making gains in transition. Jessica O’Neill pulled up before the buzzer to hit a jump shot at the elbow. With 7:40 left in the game they had reduced the deficit from 28 points back to 16. 

Coach Gareth Maguire knew the game wasn’t over and called a time out and Grace Kennedy’s role in the response earned her the MVP award. 

St Aloysius College: Jessica O’Neill 12, Grainne Twomey 12, Ciara O’Doherty 2, Sorcha Phelan 10, Niamh Murphy 11 Substitutes: Orlaith Duggan, Laura Hinchcliffe 2, Ciara O’Gorman, Chloe Barry
Ulidia Integrated: Enya Maguire 23, Anna Maguire 16, Grace Kennedy 10, Lauren McDowell, Michelle Courts 10. Substitutes: Emma McGuinness, Phoebe Cochrone, Alice McQuillan
HT St Aloysius 20-33 Ulidia Integrated
MVP Grace Kennedy

SUBWAY® All Ireland Schools U19B Girls Cup Final
St. Paul’s Oughterard 40-35 St. Mary’s Naas 
National Basketball Arena

St. Paul’s of Oughterard failed to feel the pressure as Galway’s only representative at the SUBWAY All Ireland Schools and captured the U19B Girls trophy with a 40-35 win over St. Mary’s of Naas. “Everything they were asked they did,” said winning coach Diarmuid Lee. “We got into it in the second quarter after a nervous enough start but it still could have gone either way . 

Oughterard’s Emer Harte led with a captain’s example to drain a three-pointer with her first shot of the game. It served notice to St. Mary’s Naas to keep shape in their zone defence and they went on a 7-0 run featuring three baskets from Nicola Clancy. 

Leading 7-5 for the first quarter, St Mary’s were 12-11 ahead midway through the second period after a fine basket from Eimear O’Neill and good work from Clancy at the top of the key. 

That’s when the Galway side clamped down on defence with man-to-man assignments and superb blocking and rebounding from Caoimhe Walsh. The baskets soon followed for Seosaimhin Casey a bank shot triple for substitute Siobhan Casey for a 19-12 lead at half time. 

St. Mary’s looked in real trouble when the run went to 12 points without reply in the third. Ciara Friel landed an inside layup and a great steal from Mary Creaton put them on their way to an 8-0 run. St. Oughterard called a time out midway through the third with just a basket between the sides and it was enough to keep things that way – they lead 29-26 heading into the fourth. 

St. Mary’s needed a breakthrough but Oughterard were hanging tough on defence and getting more range on the outlet pass. It led to baskets on the fast-break and 8-0 run. And the SUBWAY All Ireland Schools U19B Girls Cup secured. 

Well, almost. They still needed to call a calming time out with 30 seconds left as St. Mary’s crept closer and with Sinead Heffernan putting her body on the line, Orlaith walsh iced the game with a free-throw. 

St. Mary’s College, Naas: Mary Creaton 2, Georgia McHolmes 4, Nicola Clancy 19, Hannah Haveran, Aine Conway 4. Substitutes: Rachel Naughton, Eimear O’Neill 3, Kate Coffey, Grace Casey 1, Ciara Friel 2, Margaret Mulanney, Kate O’Callaghan
St. Paul’s Oughterard Secondary School: Seosaimhin Casey 5, Emer Harte 8, Sinead Heffernan 8, Orlaith Walsh 8, Caoimhe Walsh 2. Substitutes: Caoimhe Fleming, Caoimhe Keogh 2, Siobhan Casey 7, Aisling Hanley, Martina McDonagh, Louise Kinnevey
HT St Mary’s 13-19 St Paul’s
MVP:Sinead Heffernan

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