On Wednesday 27th January, many Coláiste Choilm students travelled to Tallaght to support their Senior Boys Basketball Team in the Subway U19 National Cup Final. The National Basketball Arena had a great atmosphere due to this highly anticipated game. The well-known rivalry between Cork and Dublin was very evident, with Coláiste Choilm representing Cork as the number one seed and St.Aidans representing Dublin.
The Dublin natives got off the mark very quickly and raced their way to a 20 – 4 first quarter lead. Coláiste Choilm was inspired by their co-captains Bryan Murphy and Dylan Brickley and U16 Irish Internationals Darragh O’Sullivan and Jack Murphy, who provided a spark off the bench. Conor O’Sullivan led the team with 20 points and Dylan Corkery helped to cut the lead to less than 10 on two occasions. Unfortunately U18 and U17 Irish Internationals Tarig Guebaili, Matt Treacy and Brian Ashton proved too strong and St.Aidans won 90 – 71. Guebaili collected the cup and the MVP Award for the Whitehall side.
A lot of credit must be given to Coach Francis O’Sullivan, all the fans and teachers Ms. Catherine O’Toole and Ms. Caroline Murphy.