U16 girls narrowly lose out in All Ireland A Basketball final

Hard luck to Ms Ashe and the U16 girls who were narrowly beaten today. In a fantastic game that went end  to end the Colaiste Ciarain started better and went into a 7-0 lead but Rathangan rallied well to level the game at 11 points each after the first quarter.The teams exchanged basket for basket before Rathangan went into a 24-23 half time lead. Colaiste Ciaran got the better of the third quarter going into a 34-29 lead. The girls fought well to bring it back to 34 each and led 42-41 with a few minutes to go. Unfortunately Colaiste Ciaran finished the stronger and eventually won out by 49pts to 44. The girls put up a fantastic effort and  were a credit to themselves, their families and the school .Team and scorers Claire Melia 22pts, Emma Doolin, Niamh Burke, Aine Nash 15 pts, Alannah Mc Loughlin , Sarah Walsh 4 pts , Laura Dempsey 2 pts