Junior Sport Update: Basketball and Fencing

All this hullabaloo about the SCT has led us to almost neglect the sporting prowess of the Junior Conlethians.  Well the wee Conlethians continue to muck about on the rugby pitch, splash in the pool, serve and volley over the nets and, most recently, hoop it up and fence.  Kathryn Grace reports first on the basketball adventures:

St. Conleth’s College took part in the AIJS Basketball Tournament held in Castle Park School today against teams such as St. Michaels, Terenure, St. Mary’s, St. Gerard’s and St. Andrew’s… The boys more than held their own with a super team of energetic and optimistic athletes but sadly they were defeated at the end of the day (not that you’d have known by their smiles while having an impromptu rugby session in the car park afterwards!) Thank you to Mr Keenan for coaching this group of potential NBA stars who were entirely delighted to have been a part of the afternoon fun. Thanks also to Castle Park for hosting the event and providing refreshments afterwards. Some photos of the boys and their warm up with Mr Keenan… before the games get serious! ( Ed.: Perhaps some of these boys would be interested in the Easter Basketball Camp, detailed below?)

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And the latest from Robert Andrew Smyth on our fencers:

The Conleth’s boys performed exceptionally once again in Round 4 of the Northern Ireland Junior Foil Series. James and Luke reached the Semi Final stage and both achieved Bronze; James was especially pleased as this means he keeps his medals per round at 100%. Myles battled exceptionally well through 11 Pool matches in the Mixed Under 10s, and only went out by the narrow margin 6 /9 in the Direct Eliminator.