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Opening Game of the season Coláiste Oiriall under 16 boys faced Largy College. Cillian O Haicéid was quick out of the blocks and scored 6 unanswered points in the opening quarter.

Intense defence resulted in Colaiste Oiriall gaining control of a lot of possession, which they duly turned into points. Half time score 18-8 in favour of Oiriall. Donncha O Anluain who was tightly marked in the first half managed to find his shooting range and contributed 11 points to the scoreboard in the second half. Oiriall ran out winners 38-27. Top Scorers Conál O Harpain 12, Donnacha O Anluain 11, Cillian Haiceid 8.

The Under 19 boys’ game was played at a ferocious pace with both teams picking up players in a man to man defence. Turlough O hAnluain had a great individual game by scoring 31 points, including 5 three pointers. Josh Mag Uidhir added 11 points to the board. Nathan O Dochartaigh was immense on the boards and Luke Mac Giolla Comhail was at the end of many fast breaks to contribute another 8 points to the team tally. The game finished 62-24.

The girls under 16 team began their season by taking on Dunshaughlin Community College. It was neck and neck for the first quarter with the lead swopping on numerous occasions. Oiriall managed to pull away before half time with a three pointer on the buzzer from Hannah Nig Uidhir. Half time score was 15-10. The team were heavily reliant scores from Holly Nic Uaid in the second half and along with the 10 point contribution from Abi Ni CHearrullain, Oiriall managed to secure a well earned win on a scoreline 35-32.

The under 19 girls faced the same Dunshaughlin opposition and the Oiriall girls were very rusty from the outset. They allowed Dunshaughlin establish a commanding lead early on and the Oiriall girls were chasing the game from then on. The girls clawed back the deficit to a mere three points but Dunshaughlin held out for a 36-30 win. Lara O Mairtin 4 points Amy Ni Dhaighre 11 points Bríd Nic an Fhalaigh 9 points.