Christ King Junior Basketball Team win All Ireland Junior Cup Final at the Tallaght Arena.

Christ King Junior Basketball Team win All Ireland Junior Cup Final at the Tallaght Arena.

Christ King Junior Basketball Team beat Our Lady’s School, Templemore, Tipperary on Thursday 26th January to become All-Ireland Junior Basketball Champions at the Tallaght Arena. The score was a comfortable 57-26 to Christ King.

The Junior Basketball team is on a roll this year having qualified for the Semi-Final of the All-Ireland League play-offs at Christ King Secondary School Sports Arena last Saturday. Coach Mr. Francis O’Sullivan and PE Teacher Ms. Pauline Hayes say that this is the strongest Junior Team they have had in years. Players of the calibre of Kate Lonergan, Chelsea Noonan, Laura Wyse, Hannah and Ciara McCarthy, Ciara Murray, Haley Nason and others too numerous to mention all played a trojan part in this victory.

Hannah McCarthy was named Player of the Match.

This is the first time that the team played in a Junior Cup Final. In 1999 the School won the All-Ireland Senior Cup Final with Amanda O’Regan, Martha Halbert, Louise O’Regan, Cliona Cummins and Eimear Carey starring.

Pictured above is the Christ King Junior Basketball Team with their coach Mr. Francis O’Sullivan.

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