Gaelcholáiste Students Make The ‘A’ Grade On The Basketball Court

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Coach and teacher, Donal Ó Ruanaidh, with the Junior Boys team who won the All-Ireland B Schools title last week. Photo by Dermot Crean

BASKETBALL is on the rise in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí with a big success on the national scene last week.

Last Wednesday, May 2, a boys team won the Junior Boys B All-Ireland title in Tallaght.

After coming through a number of games in the past couple of months at provincial level, they beat Claregalway in the semi-final and defeated Coláiste Eoin in the final on a scoreline of 39-35.

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The first years team also got to an All-Ireland final on Friday but lost out. Coach and teacher, Donal Ó Ruanaidh, said the school is making steady progress in the sport over the past two years.

“Only two years ago we were competing in the C grade and we got to an All-Ireland  final, so then we moved up to B.  Now after winning this B title the school will compete in A grade competitions next year,” he said.

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