Holy Faith Clontarf do the double, plus big win for St Mark’s Tallaght

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U19 A Girls Holy Faith Clontarf (Dublin) 65-41 Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise (Laois)

Holy Faith Clontarf completed the U19 A All Ireland Schools League and Cup double this afternoon as they won out 65-41 against Scoil Chriost Ri of Portlaoise in the U19 A Girls All Ireland Schools League final.

This win follows on from their Subway Schools U19 A Cup final win back in January, and was just as polished a performance as that one, with superb defense from the Dubliners being the big talking point of the day as they held a talented Portlaoise squad to 41 points.

The charge was led by MVP Maeve O’Seaghdha who finished the game on 25 points for Holy Faith in an all-round superb individual display from the talented Irish international, but she was ably supported in a dazzling supporting cast of Elizabeth Black, Bronagh Power Cassidy, Niamh Kenny and Maria Long (full report attached).

U16 C Boys
St Mark’s CS Tallaght (Dublin) 54-50 Castletroy College (Limerick)

The Under 16 C Boys All Ireland Schools League final was a game you couldn’t take your eyes off this morning as St Mark’s Community School of Tallaght and Castletroy College of Limerick dished up an absolute thriller. With the lead, and indeed momentum, changing hands multiple times throughout the game, it was St Mark’s who managed to hold on in the end to be crowned champions on a final score line of 54-50. Indeed it was MVP Dwayne Gonga who hit the crucial scores for the Dubliners in the end, as the pressure from Castletroy was on until the final buzzer, but two big closing scores from Gonga ensured victory for his side (full report attached).

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