DAY TWO RECAP: 2016 SUBWAY ALL-IRELAND SCHOOLS CUP FINALS
January 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.
DAY ONE - 25.01.2016: CLICK HERE FOR DAY ONE VIDEO AND RECAP
SUBWAYÂ® U16 B Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup Final: De La Salle Waterford 68, St Peterâs Dunboyne 35
SUBWAYÂ® U16 A Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup Final: ColÃ¡iste PhÃ¡draig Lucan 45, St. Malachyâs College Belfast 44
SUBWAYÂ® U16 C Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final: Abbey VS Donegal 35, St Aloysius College Carrigtwohill 25
SUBWAYÂ® U16 B Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final: Colaiste Choilmcille Ballyshannon 42, Regina Mundi Cork 31
DAY TWO - Tuesday 26th January, 2016
SUBWAYÂ® U19 B Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final: St Paulâs Oughterard 40, St Maryâs Naas 35
SUBWAYÂ® U19 C Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final:
Ulidia Integrated Carrickfergus 68, St Aloysius College Carrigtwohill 49
SUBWAYÂ® U19 B Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup Final:
Castleisland CC 45, St Columbâs Derry 41
Wednesday 27th January, 2016
10:30 - SUBWAYÂ® U16 A Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final
Scoil ChrÃost RÃ Portlaoise v Holy Faith Clontarf
12:00 - SUBWAYÂ® U19 A Girls All-Ireland Schools Cup Final
Holy Faith Clontarf v Ard Scoil Rathangan
14:00 - SUBWAYÂ® U16 C Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup Final
CBS Thurles v St Nathyâs College Ballaghadereen
15:30 - SUBWAYÂ® U19 A Boys All-Ireland Schools Cup Final
ColÃ¡iste Choilm Ballincollig v St Aidans CBS Whitehall
SUBWAYÂ® All Ireland Schools U19B Boys Cup Final
Castleisland Community College 45, St. Columbâs Derry 41
National Basketball Arena
Castleisland Community College and St. Columbâs 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 SUBWAYÂ® 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: âIt 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. Iâve 14 boys on the team and the commitment has been brilliant. It means a lot to basketball in the southwest. For our school, itâs been almost 10 years since we were here last so an All-Ireland win is a great achievement.â
Caseyâs boys had early control on the offensive boards but that hadnât registered on the scoreboard until Shane OâConnell got closer to the basket. By then, St. Columbâs 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 OâConnell slipped the ball inside to Eoghan Browne just before the first quarter buzzer.
St Columbâs 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 OâConnell and Shane OâConnell 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 Castleislandâs 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 Nolanâs big three-pointer had game winner all over it but there was still time for St. Columbâs to hit back through Coyle and Whoriskey. The big opportunity didnât fall to Padraig OâConnell â 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 OâConnell 12, Nathan Nolan 7, Adam Nolan. Substitutes: Eodhan Browne 4, Jack Curran, Ryan Maguire, Sean OâConnell, Sean OâConnell, Padraig OâConnell 16, Seamus Barry, Patrick Horan.
St Columbâs 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 Columbâs
January 26th, 2016
SUBWAYÂ® 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 OâNeill. Their efforts were causing foul trouble for Ulidia and allowing Niamh Murphy and Ciara OâDoherty 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 couldnât 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 OâNeill 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 wasnât over and called a time out and Grace Kennedyâs role in the response earned her the MVP award.
St Aloysius College: Jessica OâNeill 12, Grainne Twomey 12, Ciara OâDoherty 2, Sorcha Phelan 10, Niamh Murphy 11 Substitutes: Orlaith Duggan, Laura Hinchcliffe 2, Ciara OâGorman, 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
SUBWAYÂ® All Ireland Schools U19B Girls Cup Final
St. Paulâs Oughterard 40-35 St. Maryâs Naas
National Basketball Arena
St. Paulâs of Oughterard failed to feel the pressure as Galwayâs only representative at the SUBWAY All Ireland Schools and captured the U19B Girls trophy with a 40-35 win over St. Maryâs of Naas. âEverything they were asked they did,â said winning coach Diarmuid Lee. âWe got into it in the second quarter after a nervous enough start but it still could have gone either way .
Oughterardâs Emer Harte led with a captainâs example to drain a three-pointer with her first shot of the game. It served notice to St. Maryâs 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 Maryâs were 12-11 ahead midway through the second period after a fine basket from Eimear OâNeill and good work from Clancy at the top of the key.
Thatâs 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. Maryâs 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 â they lead 29-26 heading into the fourth.
St. Maryâs 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. Maryâs crept closer and with Sinead Heffernan putting her body on the line, Orlaith walsh iced the game with a free-throw.
St. Maryâs College, Naas: Mary Creaton 2, Georgia McHolmes 4, Nicola Clancy 19, Hannah Haveran, Aine Conway 4. Substitutes: Rachel Naughton, Eimear OâNeill 3, Kate Coffey, Grace Casey 1, Ciara Friel 2, Margaret Mulanney, Kate OâCallaghan
St. Paulâs 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 Maryâs 13-19 St Paulâs