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Claregalway U11 Boy’s Basketball team won their first county title recently. In the tournament held in Salthill Claregalway played Barna first and won 28–4 with Robert Dooley and Peter Divilly highest scorers. In the next game Claregalway played Maree the holders in a very exciting game with Steven Nally playing a man of the match performance and Hubert Newell, Michael Evans and Peter Divilly scoring some lovely baskets. Claregalway won 24–10.

In the next game Claregalway played Moycullen. Again Peter Divilly was outstanding with Michael Evans and Hubert Newell playing great in defence. Emmet Feeney scored some lovely outside shots while Michael Noonan was excellent on the fast break. Claregalway won 36–8. In the final Claregalway played Maree after Maree beat Barna and Moycullen. In a very tense start Claregalway got off to a good start with early scores coming from Peter Divilly and Robert Dooley while Steven Nally and Hubert Newell kept Maree’s best two players scoreless.

Claregalway were winning 16–4 at half time. In the second half Claregalway started in style with Michael Evans and Michael Noonan scoring some quick baskets to end the contest. Claregalway won their first boys title 36–6. During a very successful year Claregalway also beat Castlebar and Ballinrobe.

Liam Egan

 

 
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