Mercy Ballymahon are celebrating All-Ireland Basketball glory after their 1st Year Boys captured the All-Ireland Schools League Minor C title in the National Basketball Arena.
At the All-Ireland play-offs on April 24, Mercy Ballymahon registered victories over Abbey Grammar, Newry; Knockbeg College, Carlow and St Brendan's, Belmullet, thereby securing their passage to the All-Ireland semi-final stage.
Mercy Ballymahon, coached by Mr Dempsey and Ms Carr, defeated Old Bawn Community School, Tallaght in the semi-final today (Friday, May 4) in the National Basketball Arena by 28 points to 24.
And in a thrilling final, the Longford school triumphed, 39-36, over Mungret College Limerick. Congratulations to Mercy Ballymahon on their fantastic achievement
Friday, May 4
Basketball Ireland - All-Ireland Schools League Minor C Boys
Court 1 - Mungret College, Limerick 38 Dunmore CS 30
Court 2 - Old Bawn CS 24 Mercy Ballymahon 28
Court 1 - Mungret College Limerick 36 Mercy Ballymahon 39
We are extremely proud of our 1st Year boys who were crowned All-Ireland champions today in the National Basketball arena, Tallaght. Well done boys and to your coaches Mr.Dempsey and Ms.Carr. A fantastic achievement @ceist1 @Longford_Leader pic.twitter.com/ZaPp1Gh28i— Mercy Ballymahon (@mercyballymahon) May 4, 2018