The 2016 AICC's took place on the following dates:
Under 14 Boys and Girls - April 9th and 10th
Under 16 Boys and Girls - April 16th and 17th
U14 A Boys - CMBB Report
All Ireland Club Championships U14 Boys A Final
Ballincollig 40 V Belfast Star Final 26
Ballincollig â Sean OâFlynn 13, Eli Lenihan 8, Sean McCarthy 8
Belfast Star - Christopher Fulton 14, Niall Moran 3, Cillian Connolly 2
A big crowd attended the highly anticipated U14 Boys AICC final in the Parochial Hall.
Ballincollig showed no signs of nerves and opened the 1st quarter with some great scores from Eli Lenihan and Sean McCarthy.
CJ Fulton kept Star close with some stunning shots from distance but needed more help on this occasion. Ballincollig ended the 1st quarter with a 14-7 lead.
Ballincollig turned the heat up in the 2nd quarter with Sean Flynn contributing 11 points in this quarter. Led by Hugh Murphy, Ballincollig saved their best defensive performance until the final, holding Star to 2 points in the 6 minute period.
Ballincollig stretched their lead to twenty (29 â 9) at the half.
The 2nd half was a tighter affair with Star battling back gradually. Connolly and Fulton closed the gap with some timely baskets.
Ballincollig pushed on again with Phillip Schmitz and Cathal McDermott defending and rebounding which lead to some great baskets from Emmet OâShea and Mark Lucey.
Ballincollig won out 40-26 winners with Sean Flynn captaining the side.
HT: Ballincollig 27 V Belfast Star Final 9
Ballincollig Coach â Daniel OâSullivan
Belfast Star Coach - Adrian Fulton
U14 B Boys - Kerry AB Report
U14 Boys B AICC Div 1 Final
Longford Falcons 47 Gneeveguilla 50
Moyderwell Hall Tralee
This game proved to be a very close encounter from the start but the Kerry side just edged it in the end on a score line of 50-37.
Favour Oguisalin got Longford off to a very strong start scoring 12 of their 15 points in the 1st quarter. A great team effort kept Gneeveguilla in the game with Ronan Collins, Damien o'halloran, Paudie O'Leary and Mark Cronin all getting on the scoresheet to leave it 15-9 after the 1st quarter.The 2nd quarter started at a blistering pace with Paudie Murphy's outside shot finding its range scoring 10 of Gneeveguilla's 16 points in this quarter.
Scores from Morgan Nowell keeping the Longford side ahead by 1 point at the break. Half time score Longford Falcons 26 Gneeveguilla 25.
The 3rd quarter was closely fought with some super defence from both sides with some strong rebounding from Favour Oguisalin for Longford and Ronan Collins from Gneeveguilla.
Scores from Daniel Collins and Paudie Murphy for Gneeveguilla and Daniel Kurkin for Longford left the score at 37-33 in Longfords favour heading into the final quarter.
Longfords foul count proved costly in the final quarter losing their top scorer Favour Oguisalin and Kola Olajide. Corey Neary Murphy sunk a 3 pointer to put Longford 5 points ahead.
With Ronan Collins and Damien Cronin finding their shooting rhythm Gneevguilla took the lead and held onto it to run out winners on a scoreline of 47-50. This was a huge win for Gneeveguilla with all their players originating from this small East Kerry village.
TOP SCORES: Longford Falcons: F OGUISALIN 15, D KURKIN 13, M HOWELL 5.
TOP SCORES: Gneeveguilla P MURPHY 16, R COLLINS 11, D COLLINS 10.
U14 A Girls - DLBB Report
U14 A Girls Final - Limerick Celtic v Liffey Celtic
Liffey's Ciara Mulleady opened the scoring the first basket of the game.
Limerick's Eimear Lane scoring 2 from the line to open Limerickâs account.
A really exciting first quarter with Liffey coming out on top 11-16.
The second quarter started with the same intensity, Limerick narrowing the lead with a basket from Henar Colino. Liffey took control of the second quarter extending their lead, with some great shooting from Limerick on the free throw line keeping them in touch.
Half time score: Limerick 17; Liffey 28.
Limerick started the 3rd quarter with a fantastic basket from joint captian Sabhbh Edwards Murphy to narrow the lead again, but Liffey determined not to lose control responded with Caoimhe Masterson scoring from a fast break.
Fatima Akorede (Liffey) doing major damage driving the baseline increasing Liffeyâs grip on the game. Karyl Martir doing brilliant work for Liffey distributing the ball around the offensive.
Limerickâs Eimear Lane (Joint Captain) scoring on the break to claw back the lead and with another point from the line and a fantastic outside shot from Eimer reducing the lead letting Liffey know they were in for a great game. Score end of 3rd quarter Limerick 35; Liffey 46.
Opening the final quarter from the Line Eimear Lane reduced Liffeyâs lead again.
With the minutes ticking away ball handler Isabel Leahy drawing fouls while controlling the game for Limerick giving Edwards Murphy 2 free throws to reduce Liffeyâs advantage.
But itâs hard to stop Fatima Akorede on the drive to the baseline for Liffey. Laying off the ball to Ciara Masterson for a great basket to keep Liffeyâs lead.
Liffey started to pull away with baskets from Karly Martir and an on-form Caoimhe Masterson extending Liffeyâs lead.
Liffey clear winners on the day with a final score Liffey: 68; Limerick 46.
Top Scorers: Limerick E Lane 26; S Edwards-Murphy 12; Isabel Leahy 5.
Liffey: F Akorede 21; C Masterson 19; C. Mulleady 10.
U14 B Girls - BNI Report
U14 B Girls Final - St Colms V Tralee Imperials
Qtr 1: St Colms pinch the lead Bronagh Dolland drives numerous times to get Tralee into foul trouble 6-4 to St Colms.
Qtr 2: Tralee's defence produces a number of turnovers and Ciara Ruth hit a couple of running bank shots in a row to even the game. 12 each at half time.
Qtr 3: A tight game as the lead changes 3 times, Rachael Kilgallen guides her team with excellent ball handling and passing to a 1 point lead, 16-15 to Tralee.
Qtr4: R Conway pushed Tralee to keep the lead using her length to get to the basket but All-Star and captain Aoife Morrissey did everything that was needed and score 6 points in a row, 2 from free throws, 2 from a rebound and one from a coast to coast fast break,St Colms win 23-19
St Colms Squad: A Morrissey (Capt), Bronagh Dolland, Sophie Moore, Amy Higgins, Judy O'Halloran, Aoife O'Neill, Caomhe O'Neill, Caomhe Griffen,
Abbie Pigott, Jana Zundel and Isabelle Meany
A Morrissey 11 points, B Dollard 6 and A Higgins 4
Coach: J Spillan
Tralee Imperials Squad: Aoife Dillane, Alison Guerin, Laura Flynn, Grainne Carmody, Abe Casey, Rachel Kilgallen, Mary O'Connell,
Rebecca Conway, Ciara Rath, Emily O'Donaghue, Sophie Lohan and Mimi King
R Conway 6 points, E Donognal 5 points and C Rath 4
Coach: M Conway
U16 A Boys - Cork Men (Report to Follow)
U16 B Boys - Kerry Report
Under 16 Boys B All Ireland Club Competition Final
Kestrels (Midlands) 41, St Brendanâs (Kerry) 32
Duagh Complex, Duagh, Co Kerry
April 17th 2016
Report: Marie Kennelly
Kestrels proved too strong for their Kerry opponents in the Un 16 Boys B AICC final.
Kestrels got off to a great start with some terrific shooting from Adam Kavanagh and Peter Byrne. Peter Byrne (Kestrels) finished the first quarter with a steal from under the St Brendan's Board and took on a drive to the basket scored and was fouled in the process, awarded the free throw and made it! This finished the first quarter with a score line of Kestrels 16 to St. Brendan's 9.
Although St Brendanâs were down they controlled a lot of the possession, their point guard Lawrence Guardiano (St Brendanâs) was a cool head under the pressure of Kestrels defence.
Adam Malley (St Brendanâs) & David McCarthy (St Brendanâs) kept the board ticking while Jason Maloney (St Brendanâs) got some great rebounds. Again Adam Kavanagh (Kestrels) & Peter Byrne (Kestrels) had the shooting boots on as they won the 2nd quarter 10 â 9 and went in at half time with the lead. Kestrels 26 to Brendanâs 18
Brendanâs started the second half better than the first, some inspiring words from coach Liam Culloty at half time helped. Kestrels put a press on St Brendanâs but this didn't seem to faze them and drove them on. They won this quarter 9 to 3, this meant for a very exciting final quarter with all to play for as only a basket separated the sides Kestrels 29 to St Brendanâs 27
Coach Louise Foster calmed the Kestrels down as they opened the final quarter with a huge 3 pointer from Peter Byrne (Kestrels), this was returned with a reply from David McCarthy (St Brendanâs) with a 3 pointer - 32 to 30 with 2.30 left on the clock!
Some great displays of defending from both sides and some great interceptions by David McCarthy (St Brendanâs) & Adam Kavanagh (Kestrels) made for a very exciting finish in front of a crowd of a few hundred people. Adam Kavanagh (Kestrels) had a lovely steal with a drive 34-30, Dominic Craig(St Brendanâs) set himself up for a 3 pointer, got fouled and made 2, 34 â 32 1.35 on the clock, the tension in the hall was magnificent. Adam Kavanagh (Kestrels) again hit the board, 36 to 32 with 1.05 left. St Brendanâs were now in Foul trouble and Kestrels capitalised on this. Peter Byrne (Kestrels) hit a 3 pointer 39-32 and followed up with 2 free shots to finish the game 41 to 32. This was a highly entertaining game from start to finish with Kestrels winning out. Congratulations to both teams on a wonderful competitive game.
Mark Barry (Captain), Adam Kavanagh, Peter Byrne, Darren Moore, Cian Sheilds, Adam Ryan, Jack Tracy, Conor Montague, Cormac Maughan, Darragh Fullam, Thomas Scully, Jack Ryan
Coach: Louise Foster
Assistant Coach: Tom Ryan
Top Scorers: Peter Byrne 20, Adam Kavanagh 14, Adam Ryan 4
Lawrence Guardiano, James Franklin, Dominic Craig, Jack Costello, Adam Manley, David McCarthy, Jason Moloney, Gerard Tansley, Kevin O'Connor
Coach: Liam Culloty
Assistant Coach: John O'Sullivan
Top Scorers: David McCarthy 11, Adam Manley 10, Lawrence Guardiano 6
U16 A Girls - Kilkenny & SE Report
U16 AICC A Girls Final:
Mercy Convent, Waterford.
DCU v Glanmire.
The Final of the U16 A AICC Girls Final was a very close and tense game.
DCU got off to a dream start leading 7 â 0 before Glanmire opened their account with 2 points from Analise Murphy.
Glanmire worked hard to get score back during the quarter but DCU found scores much easier to come by.
DCU led after the 1s t quarter 13 â 7 with Brona Cassidy Power hitting 6 points for DCU and Analise Murphy replying with 5 points in the opening quarter.
The 2nd quarter was evenly matched with both defences coming out on top.
Emily Black scored 5 points for DCU and Meave McCarthy responded with 4 points for Glanmire leaving the half time score 22 â 14 to DCU.
In the 3rd quarter both teams showed the effects of 6 games over the two days and scores were somewhat hard to come by.
DCU kept the pressure on Glanmire throughout this quarter.
Glanmire fought hard for everything and never gave up leaving the score at the end of the 3rd quarter 26 -20.
The final quarter saw Glanmire up the pressure on the DCU team and narrowed the gap to a 3 point game.
This was a game that kept the spectators on the edge of their seats with both teams trading scores.
Glanmire never got the score to level the game as time was against them. Final score was 32 â 27 in favour of DCU.
This was an excellent game of basketball by both teams.
A. Donohue 12, E. Black 10, B. Power Cassidy 6, N. Kenny 4, F. OâGrady, M.OâSheaghdha, K. Nolan, M. Kelly, A. Byrne, N. Hickey.
Coach: Sean Ingle
Asst. Coach: Damian Sealey
A. Murphy 9, M. McCarthy 7, S. OâShea 5, R. Quirke 4, C. Kearney 2, A. Quirke, C.OâDriscoll, K. Griffin, M. Furlong, E. Butterworth, T. Lynch, J. McCarthy.
Coach: Aidan OâShea
U16 B Girls - North West Report
AICC 2016 U16B Girls Division 1 Final
Ulster Elks 35, Muckno Lakers 24
17th April 2016
Report: Niall McDermott
The division 1 final was an all Ulster affair with the Muckno Lakers seeking to bring a second all Ireland trophy to Monaghan this season after their senior ladies won the inaugural Intermediate National Cup but the Ulster Elks,
led by the impressive Maguire sisters, made sure the trophy would venture further North with an efficient and polished display.
The Elks had squeaked past a tough Ballyshannon side in the semi-final by 2 points and came out in first quarter of the final determined to make a fast start.
Enya Magurie set the tone early bombing a deep three to open the scoring before Ciara McCreanor jumped into the passing lane to pick up a steal and convert an easy layup.
Before the Lakers could settle into their game they were facing an 8-0 deficit. A Jennifer Duffy basket gave the Lakers some hope before a fantastic McCreanor three-point play closed out the quarter with the Elks firmly in control 11-2.
The Lakers 1-3-1 zone was reasonably effective slowing the tempo and limiting the Elks scoring but it was on the offensive end that the Monaghan side were struggling.
Jennifer Duffy was the early exception with strong takes to the basket allowing her to pick up the Lakers first 6 points.
However, Enya Maguire was in imperious form, continuing were she left off in the first quarter with another 6 points in the second to give the Elks a 19 to 9 half time lead.
Elks looked to pull away in the third quarter with their full court pressing defense creating turnovers and just when the Lakers thought they might have slowed down Enya Maguire her younger sister Erin came alive with two impressive baskets.
The Elks were playing great team basketball quick ball reversals shifting the zone and going inside out for open shots.
Erin Hamill had impressed all weekend for the Lakers, battling on the boards with a soft touch around the rim and accomplished footwork when facing the basket however
early in the final luck was not to be on her side with a number of strong moves just lacking the finishing touch.
Her touch returned in the second half as she tried to lead a Lakers comeback with 8 second half points, 6 in the fourth, but another 4 points from Erin Maguire ensured the Elks always stayed in control and went on to win on a score line of 35-24.
Ulster Elks: Enya Maguire, Erin Maguire, Niamh Fitzpatrick, Ciara McCreanor, Aoibhean McCarvill Substitutes: Carla Collins, Jenny Collins, Grace Kennedy, Mia Choda, Emma Carlin, Clare Glackin
Coach: Deordre Brennan
Assistant Coach: James Zuccaro
Top Scorers: Enya Maguire 15, Erin Maguire 10, Ciara McCreanor 8.
Muckno Lakers: Grainne Tibby, Jennifer Duffy, Sally Maloney, Sarah Burns, Erin Hamill
Substitutes: Shaunine Rice, Sally Maloney, Aoife Cullen, Megan McArdle, Emma Reilly, Sadbh Kelly, Aoife Flanagan
Coach: Gerry Smyth
Top Scorers: Erin Hamill 9, Jennifer Duffy 8, Grainne Tibby 3
HT: Ulster Elks 19, Muckno Lakers 9
MVP: Enya Maguire (Ulster Elks)