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01 Oct 2022

Longford’s Ballymahon Vocational School crowned All-Ireland U-19 Basketball champions

Ballymahon VS captain Jamie Brady awarded MVP

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Pictured are the Ballymahon Vocational School U-19 Boys Basketball squad celebrating their fantastic win over St Ronan’s College, Lurgan in the All-Ireland Schools U-19 'C' League Final

In a tremendous achievement, the Ballymahon Vocational School U-19 Boys Basketball team have been crowned All-Ireland champions.

Ballymahon Vocational School . . . 33   St Ronan’s College, Lurgan . . . 29 

St Ronan’s College, Lurgan from Co Armagh were second best in a thrilling ‘C’ league final played at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on Tuesday. 

After a tentative first quarter, which saw both sides struggle offensively, the game burst into life in the second quarter. There was nothing to separate the sides, as they went in at half-time level at 17 points apiece.

In the third quarter a big three pointer from Ballymahon’s Brian Mulvey was the pick of the scores, which saw them go ahead 28-23.

With less than two minutes to go there was just a point separating the sides, 30-29. A three-point jump shot by Jack Doran, with 1’37 to go, opened up a 33-29 lead for Ballymahon VS and that is how it would finish.

Ballymahon VS captain Jamie Brady was awarded the MVP, while Stephen Devlin from St Ronan’s College was the game’s top scorer on ten points.

U-19 'C' Boys All-Ireland Schools League final Result:

Ballymahon Vocational School . . . 33 (17) St Ronan’s College 29 . . . (17)

Top Scorers: 

Ballymahon VS - Jamie Brady 8, Jack Doran 7, Oran Killian 7

St Ronan’s College - Stephen Devlin 10, Conal McCann 6, Finn Creery 5

Lineups: 

Ballymahon Vocational School: Eoin Kiernan, Brian Mulvey, Jamie Brady (C), Jack Doran, Ben Callan, John McCormack, Aaron Doherty, Ryley Murtagh, Eoin Duffy, Oran Killian, Danny Ryan, Manuel Mateo.

Head Coach: Ben McCormack 

St Ronan’s College: Liam Carroll, John McAlinden, Tom Turbitt, Ciaran Maginnis, Liam Donohue, Stephen Devlin (C), Sean McNiece, Conal McCann, Domhnall McConville, Maitui McGibbon, James Donnelly, Finn Creery, Shaun McKenna.

Head Coach: Caroline McGrath

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