Scoil Chriost Ri basketballers face a very tough battle when they face Holy Faith Clontarf in the All Ireland Senior A Schools Basketball Cup Semi-Final in Inchicore.
Clontarf will field most of the team that comfortably defeated SCR in the All Ireland U16 ‘A’ All Ireland Cup and Championship Finals three years ago.
However, the Portlaoise school have since won two U16 ‘A’ All Ireland Cup Finals.
Not to mention an U16 A All Ireland championship final.
They were also recently crowned Midlands/South East Regional Senior ‘A’ champions following an exciting final against Pres Waterford.
On their path to the semi-final they had a fantastic win against last year’s Senior ‘A’ All Ireland Champions Leixlip after overtime.
In that game the Laois girls showed the form that could cause an upset on Wednesday and book a place in the Arena for a Cup Final.
The Senior A team have also qualified for an All Ireland Championship quarter-final following their regional win.
This will be played on Monday Feb 4 in the Arena.
The Cadette [U16] ‘A’ team will play an All Ireland qualifying blitz in SCR this Friday Jan 11 with their first game at 9.30am.
If they win this blitz they will play an All Ireland Championship quarter-final on Monday, January 28 in the Arena.
The U14 ‘A’ team play their All Ireland Cup semi-final and possible final on Thursday, Febuary 14 in the Arena.
The first and second year A, B and C teams will commence their Regional Championships in late January.
As part of the fund-raising for the World Schoolgirls Championships in Crete in April, the Panthers are donating the door receipts for their National League double header on Saturday, February 2. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this very worthy cause.
Busy times indeed for Scoil Chríost Rí Basketball.