The St. Conleth’s U16 Boys Basketball Team torched Blackrock College in the Semifinals and then steamrolled St. Andrew’s in the SDBL U16 Basketball Final. Luke Gilleran won Finals MVP for his dominating yet mobile big man game and Colin Bolger shot out the lights out in both matches, including a Steph Curry-like 75% from beyond the arc against Blackrock. Credit, however, must go to Coaches Sean Ingle and Peter Gahan and the whole team: Luke, Colin, Mark Connor, Neill O’Gorman, Keane Acosta and Nollaig Mulligan, who was co-captain on the day and dropped a legendary dime.
Yes, a small team in numbers but huge in talent and in heart. It has been a long but incredibly successful season for the team. They thrilled the whole school at the Ireland East B Plate Finals as they were part of a memorable double victory (several of the boys also play U19) and then they traveled up and down the country to make it all the way to the All-Ireland B Cup Finals where they lost narrowly and honourably. A fantastic season now goes into the books and room must be made on that groaning shelf for another trophy!