Basketball

31-October-17
Basketball

Midland Finals

Ms. Flynn and Ms. Ryan would like to congratulate the Girl’s 1st Year Basketball Team on winning the Midlands C Competition last week. This is the first time in KTCS history that a girls’ team has won this competition. Congratulations to the girls.

Ms. Barry and Mr. Kelly would also like to congratulate the Boys 1st Year and Boys 2nd Year Basketball Teams on reaching the midlands finals. Both teams were defeated by just one basket in their respective finals.

All three teams now qualify for the All-Ireland play-offs which will be held later in the term.

1st and 2nd Year Boys Basketball

Ms M. Barry and Mr Kelly would like to congratulate their boys 1st & 2nd year basketball teams on qualifying for the midlands finals next week in Portlaoise. Both teams are unbeaten and had impressive semi-final victories over Ballymahon and Edenderry to secure their places in the finals. Parents are welcome to come along and cheer on the teams. Exact date and time to be confirmed.

1st Year Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the 1st Year Girls Basketball Team from Ms. Flynn and Ms, Ryan. The girls beat Tullamore Community College on Monday to reach the Regional Final in Portlaoise next week. Best of luck!

2nd Years are the Midlands Basketball Champions

Ms Barry and Mr Kelly would like to congratulate the 2nd Year boys’ basketball team on winning the Midlands C final in Portlaoise on March 13th. The boys were looking forward to playing against Moate CS who had beaten them in last year's final by 1 point.

The game began well for KTCS with Conor McGovern scoring 3 excellent early baskets and Matiss Zaharius adding another. They lead 8-6 at the end of the 1st quarter. Baskets from Corey Flynn, Diarmuid Critchley and Thomas Murphy increased the lead to 16-6 at half time.

Moate came back strong in the 3rd quarter and although Conor and Eoin Breen registered some good baskets the lead was reduced to 4 points heading into the final quarter 20-16. The final quarter was nail biting and KTCS had to dig deep to stay on top. Corey Flynn, Jack O'Neill and Eoin Breen scored vital baskets but with 10 seconds left on the clock Moate equalled the score at 26-26. Corey Flynn was fouled under the basket with 5 seconds left on the clock and showed nerves of steel to score one of his shots and win the title for KTCS.

Thanks to Ms Lalor, Calvin Phillips, Sean Mc Govern, Niall Donnelly and Ian Knight for giving up their time to help out and thanks to Chris O’Mahoney, James Ebbs, Marvin Abdula and William Tsang for their support.

Team:

Eoin Breen (c) Aaron Dunne (vc) Corey Flynn, Diarmuid Critchley, Stephen Comerford, Jack o' Neill, Noel Lawlor, Matiss Zaharius, Conor Mc Govern, Senan Keane, Kelvin Tsang, Thomas Murphy, Ian Dowling, David Hunter, Jose Marcos.

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