On Sunday, the 19th of April a 12 hour Basketball Marathon took place in aid of Claregalway Community Centre. Each member of the Club was issued with a sponsorship card in advance, and quite a substantial sum was collected, thanks to the generosity of the community. The marathon was a great success and in total, 1,032 points were scored between the 70 people who took part.
In appreciation for this great effort, the Community Centre Committee sponsored the drinks etc. for the end-of-the-season tournament, and everyone enjoyed plenty to eat and drink at the disco.
End of Season Tournament
This Tournament was held on the 2nd of May to bring to a close the regular basketball training until this coming September. The Tournament was a mixed competition with an U13 and U16 division.
We would like to thank all our sponsors for the Competition and Spot prizes at the disco. Kynes Pub, The Alley, Mary Thornton, Connolly Sports, Hughes Supermarket, The Airport Stores, Carnmore Stores, Grealish’s Pub and J. Giles. We would especially like to thank Pat O’Hanlon for sponsoring the tournament trophies.
Congratulations to our U13 Girls Team who won the County Community Games Final recently. They defeated the highly fancied Kinvara in an amazing final which resulted in a score of 54 points to 14 in favour of Claregalway. This superb achievement means that they go on to play in the Connacht Finals on the 25th of July in Co. Leitrim. We wish them the very best of luck.
Finally, we would like to thank Maura Harte and Pauline Murphy who have worked so hard all year to get our young club off the ground. We have all enjoyed the training and the games and we are already looking forward to next season.
Emmett Hartigan & Kieran Moran PROs