All-Ireland basketball glory for Mercy Ballymahon

All-Ireland Minor B Schools Basketball Final: Mercy Ballymahon 44 Marist College, Athlone 30 

All-Ireland basketball glory for Mercy Ballymahon

All-Ireland Minor B Schools Basketball champions Mercy Ballymahon

Mercy Ballymahon were crowned All-Ireland Minor B Schools Basketball champions today (Friday, May 3) at the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght after they defeated Marist Athlone 44-30 in the final.

All-Ireland Minor B Schools Basketball Final: Mercy Ballymahon 44 Marist College, Athlone 30 

The victory marked the completion of a memorable double for many of the Ballymahon players as less than a month ago they were part of the Longford Falcons panel that won the All-Ireland U14 Club title.

While Ballymahon has fourteen points to spare in the final, their semi-final proved to be a much closer affair as they overcame Bantry College Cork 27-24 earlier in the day.

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Meanwhile on Wednesday, May 1, there was disappointment for Mercy Ballymahon (pictured) in the All-Ireland Junior B Schools Basketball Final at the National Arena as they were defeated 38-42 by Abbey VS Donegal. In the semi-final, Ballymahon were 54-38 winners over Colaiste Ide & Iosef, Abbeyfeale.  

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