1st & 2nd Year Basketball teams in Midland League action.

Well done to our basketball teams yesterday on two good performances in their opening league games v Colaiste Choilm Tullamore.

The first year team fell behind in the 1st quarter and although they closed the gap well in the 2nd quarter, they were never able to get ahead. They kept the pressure on the visitors throughout the 2nd half and showed great spirit but lost out in the end 24-17 in what was a 1st competitive basketball match for many of these players.

The 2nd year team proved too strong for the visitors and although they took a narrow early lead, a strong 2nd quarter from St Mel’s gave them a commanding 20 point lead at half time. The team remained in control throughout the 2nd half to register a comprehensive win on a score of 49-21. The next game for these teams will be in two weeks time and in the meantime training will continue on Tuesdays for 2nd years and Wednesdays for 1st years. Well done to Mr McWeeney who coaches both teams.

The 1st year league also continues today at lunchtime. Players should check the noticeboard for details.