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Guíonn Coláiste Oiriall gach ádh ar an dá fhoireann cispheile a bheas san iomaíocht i gCraobhacha an Oirthuaiscirt a bheas ar siúl sa Phoenix Centre i gCarraig Mhachaire Rois ar an Luan.  Beidh an fhoireann buachaillí faoi 19 ag imirt in eadán Scoil U’I Mhuirí, Lann Léire agus beidh an fhoireann cailíní faoi 16 ag imirt in eadán Choláiste Ard Feá.

Coláiste Oiriall’s Under 19 Boys basketball team have booked their place in the finals of the Northeast League on Monday next

in the Phoenix Centre in Carrickmacross, where they will face stiff opposition from Scoil Uí Mhuirí, Dunleer.  The team will be hoping to retain the title which they won last year. The boys’ season opened with a game against Scoil Uí Mhuirí away from home. Coláiste Oiriall was under strength on that occasion and showed that they lacked match practice. Scoil Uí Mhuirí ran out winners.

There was remarked improvement in performance in the games against Largy College, Clones and St Bricin’s College Bellturbert and Coláiste Oiriall was the deserved winner in both. Coláiste na hInse in Bettystown gave the school a walkover in the semi finals and this means that the Coláiste Oiriall and Dunleer play in the final.  The team will need big performances from Conor O Maolfhabhaoil who is currently the top scorer and Daithi Mac Giolla Bhríde, the point guard, in order to reverse the result of earlier in the season and bring the cup back to Coláiste Oiriall.

Coláiste Oiriall Under 16 girls play in the final of the “C” Girls’ North East basketball league on Monday next in the Phoenix Centre in Carrickmacross. The girls have had a hectic schedule of games in order to reach this stage of the competition.  They have played local schools, Beech Hill College, Largy College, and Monaghan Collegiate as well as away games to Cnoc Mhuire, Granard and St Aidan’s Cootehill. There has been tremendous team spirit in this group with Ellen Ni Bhriain and Amy Ni hAmaill being top scorers for the team with Lianne Nic An Bhaird and Anna Nic Crarráin being the top rebounders.

Transitions year students Tara Ni Raghallaigh, Sarah Ni Fhailigh and Aimee Ni Mhathúna all played leadership roles on the team.  The semi –finals saw the Coláiste Oiriall girls defeat Scoil Uí Mhuirí, convincingly in a one sided affair and a closer game would have been better preparation for the final. The girls finished runners up at this stage last year and would love to go one further. Guímid gach rath orthu.