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.
A memorable day @BballIrl HQ today for our school as we defeated a very sporting and talented @MaristAthlone team in the All-Ireland final. Scr: 44-30. We are very proud of the team and coaches Ms.O’Sullivan, Mr.Tansey and Ms.Curley@Longford_Leader pic.twitter.com/asFtXGt1Ru— Mercy Ballymahon (@mercyballymahon) May 3, 2019
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.
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.
A disappointing result for our Junior boys to be defeated by 42 pts to 38 in the All-Ireland final by a very strong Abbey VS team. We are extremely proud of their efforts. Special thanks to Ms. O’Sullivan, Ms. Curley and Mr Tansey for coaching the team pic.twitter.com/BWxcvM6vev— Mercy Ballymahon (@mercyballymahon) May 1, 2019