Basketball - Semi Final Report

Semi Final Match Report

Congratulations to the U19 boys basketball team who are through to the All-Ireland Final.

The team came through the semi-final last Friday in the Arena against DLS Waterford to book their place in the All-Ireland final. Dunshaughlin lead the whole way through the game with scores coming from 4 out of the 5 players that were on the court in the first quarter.

The 2nd quarter was a strong quarter for Dunshaughlin with 3 pointers coming from Rory Carroll and Ronan Smyth. William McCarthy dominated inside, drawing the fouls and being rewarded with free throws. Dunshaughlin lead 24-13 at half time.

The 3rd quarter was a poor quarter for the boys however. Concentrations seemed to lapse which lead to silly fouling and allowed DLS to start crawling back into the game. Dunshaughlin were still 6 points up heading into the last quarter but no one could have expected it to be such a nail biting last quarter. DLS worked really hard at both ends of the court and with 52 seconds to go the teams were now level. However Dunshaughlin dug deep and came out on top in the end winning by 3 points.

This team shows real dedication and commitment. They work really hard for each other out there on the court, never giving up and always believing in themselves and their talent. Their team spirit can be felt wherever they go and is infectious to those around them. They are now up against Chriost Ri, Cork in the finals. Best of luck.

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