Abbey Community College junior girls participated the the All Ireland basketball playoffs in Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow on Monday April 1st. A 3 hour journey had the girls on road at 7am with the their teacher and coach Mr. Greaney. The girls played three games v St Joseph’s, Charlestown, Co. Mayo, St Mary’s Dundalk, Co. Louth and Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.
Game No. 1
Abbey Community College 38 v St Joseph’s Charlestown 12.
I. King (8), C. O’Dowd, A. Roddy (4), A. Lannon (4), A. Feely (8), G Rooney (4), A. Kennedy (6), K. Roddy, C. Sheerin (4), C. Cregg, B. Mulrennan, T.Casey, S. McGrath, M. Casey, S. Conheady, K. Murphy.
Game No 2
Abbey Community College 41 v St Mary’s Dundalk 37
I. King (4), C. O’Dowd, A. Roddy, A. Lannon (1), A. Feely (18), G Rooney, A. Kennedy (4), K. Roddy, C. Sheerin (2), C. Cregg (12), B. Mulrennan, T.Casey, S. McGrath, M. Casey, S. Conheady, K. Murphy
Game No 3.
Abbey Community College 35 v Baltinglass 34
It was now or never for the girls who promised to leave everything on the court and give it their all. And this they certainly did. Scores from King and two from Feely made it a one point game. Baltinglass responded with two points of their own from Cahoon. However the Boyle girls confidence was growing and three points from King and a basket from Feely resulted in Abbey College leading by 3 with time nearly up. Unfortunately Cahoon responded brilliantly, sinking a three pointer to bring the game to extra time finishing 29 v 29.