The incredible season for Scoil Chriost Ri basketballers continues when their 1st and 2nd Year A teams won the Regional Championship Double at the finals in St Mary’s Sports Hall on Wednesday March 10.
The school have now won three of the four Regional A championships having already won the Senior A earlier in the season on their way to the All-Ireland Double.
They will now chase three more A All Irelands, 1st and 2nd Year A and the U15 A Cup where they play Pres Castleisland in the Arena on Tuesday March 24.
The school may yet win another Regional Championship as their 2nd Year B team take on Scoil Iosogain, Portarlington in the semi final on Friday March 13 at 10am in SCR.
Both finals were close exciting games played with high drama at a very high standard. The 1st Year A final was an all Laois affair with SCR narrowly defeating Clonaslee College 46 to 39.
Clonaslee beat SCR in last year’s 2nd Year A Final and are living up to their great tradition in basketball.
There will be a big Laois interest in the All Ireland Tournament in UL on May 9 and 10 with both teams representing the Midlands region.
The 2nd Year final was another tense affair when SCR beat Bower Athlone 36 to 31.
The result turned the tables on the Bower who had beaten them in last year’s 1st Year final.
SCR lost last year’s All Ireland 1st Year All Ireland Final to Pres Castleisland while the Bower lost the semi final to the same opposition.
Both teams will be in contention for the 2nd Year title representing the Midlands.
Following the All Ireland Senior A Double, these young players showed that the future for SCR basketball is looking very promising.