Fintan’s bounce back for convincing win

ST FINTAN’S claimed the U-19A Boys All-Ireland League Schools final with a convincing 16-point win over St Malachy’s.

Malachy’s started brighter with Irish international Paul Dick setting the pace with six points in five minutes. However, Fintan’s found their rhythm with co-captain Eoin Chubb hitting 13 points by the interval to help his side to a 12-point lead.

Dick and Niall Mullan threatened a comeback but the margin was too wide.

Leading scorers: St Fintan’s (E Chubb 22, M Hennerby 16, D Judge 12) St Malachy’s: (P Dick 20, M Dougherty 13, N Mullen 10)

Coláiste Íosagáin 28 Calasanctius, Oranmore 41

CALASANCTIUS, Oranmore proved too strong for Coláiste Íosagáin in the final of the U-16 A All-Ireland League Schools final.

Oranmore took an early lead in the first quarter and never looked back throughout.

Oranmore were always in control and continued their dominance in the third with Newell along with Catríona Foley and Lisa Counihan causing havoc for Íosagáin.

Oranmore’s Ciara Newell gave a tremendous effort, showing why she deserved the coveted MVP award.

Leading scorers: Calasanctuis, Oranmore (C Newell 16, L Counihan 12, C Foley 10) Coláiste Íosagáin: (C Mairtin 6, K Neill 6)

CBS Nenagh St 45 Malachy’s College CBS 44

NENAGH edged out a thriller with St Malachy’s College in the U-19 B Boys All-Ireland Schools League final on Tuesday.

The cup appeared to be heading to Malachy’s until MVP Matt Cooney sunk two free throws with just a second remaining to swing the tie in favour of the Tipperary outfit.

It was unfortunate on the likes of Malachy’s star Greg O’Neill, who struck nine points in the third and fourth quarter.

Leading scorers: CBS Nenagh (M Cooney 11, J Slattery 8, T O’Brien 8) St Malachy’s: (C O’Boyle 11, G O’Neill 9, A Arkins 8)

Presentation, Thurles 36 Calasanctius, Oranmore 76

Calasanctius, Oranmore were comfortable winners over Presentation Thurles in a repeat of the U-19 A All-Ireland Schools final in January.

Calasanctius took control early in the game and opened up an 11-point lead with captains Claire Rockall and Nicola O’Connell leading the way.

Claire Rockall proved her MVP status as she tallied 29 points and 12 rebounds. Oranmore’s defence was too much for Presentation by holding them to only 36 points.

Leading scorers: Calasanctius Oranmore (C Rockall 29, C McCarthy 19, C Newell 7) Presentation, Thurles (C O’Gorman 23, E Quinlan 4).

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