Published on March 30th, 2017 | by admin0
Basketball Double for CSS Boys
Castlerea community school travelled to the Kingfisher, Galway on Tuesday last and won two regional titles.
The first year boys defeated St.Endas in a thriller. In the first quarter brilliant basketball from Frank Hester had Castlerea well on top and they maintained that in the second quarter with good work from David Farrell. Castlerea failed to score in the third quarter and were in deep trouble heading towards the finish. Mike Callaghan scored the winning basket with seconds to go for a 22-20 win. The team was Mark Winston, Kevin Lambert, Stephen Mc Neill, Jason Lyons, David Farrell, Frank Hester, Cian Kelly, Cian Haynes, Jack Cassidy, Alan Glynn, Adam O’Flanagan, Seamus Feeney, Shane Kilkenny, and Mike Callaghan.
The second year final took a similar pattern .Castlerea took an early lead only for St.Endas to come right back They went seven points ahead with four minutes to go but great baskets from Jack Woods, Adam Mc Dermot and Dylan Flanagan got Castlerea back in contention. With one point down and twenty seconds to go Castlerea used both of their ‘time outs’ to level and get the match winning basket. Besides those mentioned Sean Joyce, Frank Hester and David Farrell had excellent games. This second year team are heading to the All Ireland play offs next Sunday in Belfast.
The team was Jack woods, Adam Mc Dermot, Dylan Flanagan, Sean Joyce, Frank Hester, David Farrell, Mike Callaghan, Jack Kilkenny, Daniel Henry, Craig Mc Loughlin, Mark Bowman, Kyle Finneran, Liam Diggins, James Beatty and Éimhín Pierce.