Ballincollig Basketball Club start season on a high note with exciting fixtures

Our U11 Girls had their first outing of the season on last Saturday in Limerick against Limerick Celtics.  Fifteen players made the journey and all played their part in an exciting game.  Most of the team were experiencing their first match and were very excited about the game.  Limerick Celtics were the better team on the day but Ballincollig girls improved as the game progressed. This bunch of players have will have learned from the trip and are looking forward to future games.

The U12 Girls played Waterford Wildcats in their first home day of the season. Wildcats proved too strong on the day for Ballincollig despite their best efforts.  The Ballincollig girls worked hard throughout the game and will have gained invaluable experience.

Our U16 group of 6 girls made the trip to Bantry to play their opening league game. Our girls opened up a lead of 22 – 2 by the end of the first quarter and continued to dominate right the way through the game winning on a score line of 55 – 26.  It was a great confident display by the girls who worked hard throughout the game and showed great potential.

The U18 Girls took on and defeated Glanmire in their opening league game of the season. In a very exciting and close game, Ballincollig were behind at half time on a score of 9 – 16. Ballincollig took the game to Glanmire in the third quarter and were ahead 22 – 20 at the end of the quarter. Glanmire responded and the lead changed hands a number of times in the last quarter. The game finished all square 30 – 30 at full time and went into overtime. Our girls showed great control and composure to win in overtime on a score of 39 – 30.

Ballincollig Basketball club are running social basketball classes in Ballincollig Community School on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8 pm. These classes which are mixed are an ideal opportunity to get to learn basketball in a social setting as well as keeping fit and meeting new friends.

New Members always welcome! If anyone would like further information on joining Ballincollig Basketball Club they can contact Ken Quinn on 086/1636035 or Francis O’ Sullivan on 087/2532671.  Alternatively they can email us at ballincollig.basketballclub@gmail.com

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