Irrespective of who takes home the silverware from Fitzgerald Stadium Saturday afternoon, the Corn Uí Mhuirí is remaining in Kerry. Indeed, barring Coláiste Chríost Rí’s brief interruption of Kerry dominance in 2011, the Munster colleges' senior football crown has not left the Kingdom in 14 years.
A year on from Kevin McCarthy’s Croke Park hat-trick which sealed AIB All-Ireland intermediate club success for Kilcummin, his pal and namesake Ian repeated the trick for Na Gaeil in the junior decider.
So it all comes down to this. Whatever Basketball Ireland is paying its marketing team, it’s not enough as they’ve conjured the ultimate final regular season weekend of the Superleague season. Three rivals for the title, two facing each other in back to back fixtures Saturday and Sunday.
C & S Neptune are staring Division 1 basketball in the face after their 96-81 home defeat to Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin left them in deep relegation trouble. In a game where the Kerry side dominated from start to finish a 25-point game high contribution from Daniel Jokubaitis paved the way for Killorglin’s impressive display.
The Hannigan brothers — James and Scott — lit up the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght yesterday as they powered Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG to U19A Boys Subway Schools Cup glory. The pair hit 53 points between them in a 68-79 victory over Mercy Mounthawk. Their scoring coupled with a superb display from David Lehane, secured a deserved title for the Cork side.