Shocker as Stylish Staff Team Loses to 6th Year Yahoos!

In the annals of basketball there are a few upsets that stand out for their utter, incomprehensible unpredictability: the 1994 defeat of the Lakers in the NBA Finals by the Detroit Pistons, the recent defeat of the supposedly undefeatable Connecticut ladies team by Mississippi State in the NCAAs, and, now, the loss by the St. Conleth’s Staff Basketball Team to a ragtag gang of Sixth Year louts.  If points were awarded for style, it would not have been close, as player-coach ‘Noctor J’ had assembled a collection of basketballing excellence and artistry not seen since the 1988 NBA Dunk Contest, with the doctor running the point himself, Louis Magee and Mr. Sheridan elegantly patrolling the paint, Mr. ‘Swish’ Sweeney shooting out the lights and Mark Ryan doing a very creditable Lebron James imitation.  Where did it all go wrong? Well, West Brom do beat Arsenal once in a while!  Referee Luke Gilligan did his best to call a tight game but it was a combination of Christian Foul-rell’s thug life defence, birthday boy Oscar Harley-Monk’s incredibly fortuitous outside shooting, Ross Murphy’s illegal occupation of the key and the sneaky slinkiness of Jamie Connolly and Tim O’Gorman which combined with the Dellavedova-like tenacity of Shane Byrne and Kerrie-Ann McGrath to scrape a one point win.   Not since the Bad Boys of 1980’s Detroit have we seen a victory so devoid of style!  After the match, the Staff team immediately began preparations for next week’s victory in soccer and the Sixth Years resorted to cavorting about the court, dabbing and pulling whips, not believing their luck.  And somewhere, we know, the basketball gods were crying…