Training is continuing in all age groups, each section now has its own coach and we welcome the extra help from Sinead Greally, U13 girls, Liam Egan for the U11 boys, James McDonagh, the U13 boys and Liam Ryder. This help makes a great difference as we now have 140 members in the club.
The Under 19 team recently arranged a challenge match against Gort. Claregalway won by 4 points in a closely contested game. Gort were actually ahead at half time by 3 points. Brian Casserly, Evan Keane and Emmett Hartigan were the top scorers, Emmett scoring 16 points of the final 39 points to Gorts 35. It is hoped that we can arrange more friendlies at this level as our U19 team has entered for the Sprite Cup. This is a national event and hopefully we will attract some good competition matches to the Community Centre.
The next event on the calendar is the Basketball Marathon that is being held on the 21st of November. This fundraising day will benefit the Community Centre and the club. It is also a very enjoyable day for the children and we would appeal to the community to sponsor them. The club now has a Ladies team in training! It is anticipated that they will be playing in the Galway League this year and we will hope to be reporting their success!
Please remember that any child wishing to play basketball can call to the Centre on Saturday mornings and make enquiries.