First Year girls basketball through to Midlands Final!
Massive excitement as our 1st year Girls basketball team make it to the Midlands Final! They defeated Borrisokane CC in a very close game. It came down to the wire and Dunamse really dug in, winning by a single point.
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Leinster Finals for U16 Girls and U16 Boys.
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It was an exciting day for the students of Dunamase College on Friday 27 as they made their way back to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.

It was here they got their first taste of victory winning a Midlands final earlier in the school year. The stakes were higher this time around, that Leinster cup was within touching distance.

The U-16 girls were first to take to the court. Their opposition was Clonturk Community College Swords.

The score line ended Clonturk 45 Dunamase 23.

`This score line didn’t reflect the tenacity and never-say-die attitudes that this U16 team took to Dublin. They fought for every ball, they persisted in defence and suffered a gracious defeat to a great side. Well done girls!

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It was then the turn of the U-16 boys who sat patiently waiting for their time to shine.

The squad were feeling fit and eager to take home the silverware. The only obstacle in their way was Largy College, Monaghan.

The first quarter started like a blizzard with Fionn Stack creating an 18-2 lead.

The second quarter saw Dunamase build up an extensive lead of 34-4 allowing the bench to make impact substitutions.

Dunamase were playing as a unit, communicating efficiently, and using all the skills each of their teammates possessed.

Fionn Stack as captain displayed exemplary behaviour and skill throughout.

He has a natural presence on the court, he leads by example and the other players look to him for guidance and composure. He finished the 4th quarter in style leading his squad to victory.

Largy could not bridge the gap that Dunamase put down early on in the game and despite their fuelled attempts, they could not topple the Midlands champions. Final score line Dunamase 50 Largy College 22.

Both squads represented themselves and their schools immensely well.

Acknowledgment must go to their teachers and coaches who have nurtured and supported them throughout the season. Also, a special mention to the teachers, students and relatives who travelled up to the support the boys.

Three Basketball Teams through to Finals

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Dunamase College has made history this week, with three teams reaching the finals of the Midlands Basketball Schools League. The U16 girls, the U16 boys and the U19 boys' teams are all playing in regional finals, in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, next Monday 5th December. The teams, along with their coaches, will be supported on the day by their fellow students and teachers from the school. It is a momentous occasion for a school in its infancy to be represented so prominently at provincial championships.

The teams are very grateful for the support they have received both within and outside of the school community. James Graham, of Graham Developments, very kindly allows the school to train on the old convent school courts. They are just a few minutes walk from the school and Dunamase College is grateful for the use of the courts while they await their new school building.

Fingleton White, a local engineering company, have generously agreed to sponsor a new set of basketball jerseys for the school. Dunamase College appreciates the support immensely.

It is all of these components, along with dedicated students and staff, that bring our teams together and help foster great effort and determination. At Dunamase College, we support and encourage the ventures and achievements of students that occur outside the classroom. We know the students will do their best in the final, right to the very end. The very best of luck Dunamase College.

Girls Basketball 2022/2023
The U19 and U16 girls basketball teams got off to a winning start this season with a double victory against Borrisokane Community College.
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The basketball season for third to fifth years came to a dramatic end on Friday 14th January. Since matches started back in October, the two girls and two boys teams have had great success. The players were so looking forward to the games, as covid denied them any training or matches since March 2019.
The boys under 16 team played in the Leinster final on Friday. It was a great match, and the boys played with great spirit, enthusiasm and determination. Unfortunately, it wasn't our day and the boys took home silver medals. The coaches are so proud of how the boys played, and how they fought to win all the way to the final whistle.
Training and matches for the first and second years commence now. We are looking forward to another exciting season.
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