The U-19 basketball team from St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland has reached the All-Ireland final of the post primary schools premier basketball competition, the U19’A’ Cup.
“This is a wonderful and historical achievement for the school as no team from a school our size has ever reached the final of this competition,” said Principal Denis O’Donovan.
The team secured its place in the final by defeating one of the most successful schools in second level basketball competition, St. Joseph’s, ‘The Bish’ of Galway 70-66. The game was played in the UL Arena recently.
St. Patrick’s will now play Mercy Mounthawk in an all Kerry final on January 21st. and this will be played in the Tallaght stadium in Dublin.
“The very best of luck to the team and coaches who are absolutely focused and determined to make history and bring the cup to town.
Soccer News from St. Patrick’s
Well done to our first year soccer team which had a great win over Desmond College, Newcastle West in the first round of the Munster Schools’ Soccer competition.
Over the last few weeks our junior classes took part in our school chess tournament.
The tournament was run during lunch time under the guidance of our science teacher, John Hegarty. The competition was won by Johannes Garmer of third year and the runner up was Eoin McSweeney also of third year.