Claregalway claimed this year’s All Ireland u-16 girls’ basketball crown with a merited 20-point victory over Glanmire of Cork at the weekend.
Having cruised through the weekend’s qualifiers unbeaten, recording 41-16 and 66-21 results, Claregalway ousted their semi-final opponents in a much tighter affair, finally coming through 62-53 winners to reach the final.
Confident entering the final, Claregalway ran into a 12-point lead early in the game and never lost this advantage, eventually running out winners by 58 - 36.
Claregalway: Deirdre Brennan (c ), Lauren Murray, Ciara Newell, Alexis Giwa, Helen Moran, Shauna Fleming, Amy Rohan, Tara Hession, Triona Crowe, Sinead Harte, Sinead Jacobson, Georgina Healy, Siobhaun Cullen. Coaches, Maura Harte, Mike Murray, Sean Coffey.