|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team||Score|
|21.09.18||St. Mary’s CBS Portlaoise||71||Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington||54|
|24.09.18||Colaiste Choilm Tullamore||50||St. Paul’s Oughterard||86|
|25.09.18||St. Aidan’s CC Cork||63||St. Joseph’s Bish||73|
|25.09.18||Our Lady & St. Patrick Belfast||41||St. Malachy’s College||64|
|25.09.18||St. Eunan’s Letterkenny||46||Colaiste Einde||44|
|25.09.18||Scoil Pobail Sliabh Luachra||79||St. Macartan’s Monaghan||72|
|26.09.18||Castleknock College||69||Templeogue College||62|
|27.09.18||St. Mary’s CBS The Green Tralee||88||Ashbourne CS||60|
|28.09.18||St. Oliver’s Drogheda||70||Crescent Comprehensive||77|
|28.09.18||De La Salle Waterford||41||Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG||71|
|28.09.18||Colaiste Chiarain Leixlip||37||Mercy Mounthawk||57|
|28.09.18||St. Pat’s Cavan||77||CBC Cork||71|
|28.09.18||Belvedere College||53||St. Mary’s Galway||69|
|03.10.18||Calasanctius Oranmore||38||Summerhill College Sligo||66|
|15.10.18||Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG||64||Scoil Pobail Sliabh Luachra||56|
|16.10.18||St. Joseph’s Bish||60||St. Paul’s Oughterard||65|
|16.10.18||St. Pat’s Cavan||66||St. Mary’s CBS The Green Tralee||77|
|18.10.18||Mercy Mounthawk||66||St. Mary’s CBS Portlaoise||41|
|19.10.18||Summerhill College Sligo||99||Castleknock College||47|
|19.10.18||St. Mary’s Galway||79||Crescent Comprehensive||84|
|19.10.18||Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig||94||Rathmore Grammar||79|
|05.11.18||Colaiste Einde||57||St. Malachy’s College||75|
|15.11.18||St. Mary’s CBS The Green Tralee||88||Summerhill College Sligo||74|
|16.11.18||St. Malachy’s College||68||Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG||72|
|16.11.18||St. Paul’s Oughterard||112||Crescent Comprehensive||59|
|16.11.18||Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig||82||Mercy Mounthawk||87|
|08.01.19||Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG||81||St. Paul’s Oughterard||63|
|10.01.19||Mercy Mounthawk||66||St. Mary’s CBS The Green Tralee||62|
|22.01.19||Mercy Mounthawk||68||Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG||79|
FINAL: Mercy Mounthawk (Kerry) 68 Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG (Cork) 79
Brothers James & Scott Hannigan led Gael Cholaiste Mhuire to the U19 A Boys All-Ireland Schools Basketball title. David Lehane also put in a great display for the Cork side, but it was the Hannigan Brothers who did most of the damege, netting 53 points between them.
The Cork & Kerry rivals were neck-and-neck for the first five minutes of the game, but at the end of the First Quarter Gael Cholaiste Mhuire had gone ahead 22-14 thanks in large part to the Hannigan Brothers.
Kevin Moynihan added scores as well as the Hannigans for the Cork side in a big second quarter for the Rebel County side, as Mercy Mounthawk chipped away at a 10-point lead to bring the game back close at the half – 42-35 to Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG. James Fernane and Daire Kennelly were causing a lot of trouble for the Cork sides’ defense.
Leeroy Odiahi played a pivotal role in the Kerry school getting right back into the match with a huge opening to the third quarter, as Mercy Mounthawk got back to within 4 points. David Lehane, however, scored a crucial 3-pointer at the other end, and went to the line for a four-point bonus play. Gael Cholaiste Mhuire went in at the the end of the third quarter with a comfortable 63-51 lead, though the match was far from over, with Steven Bowler and Philip Corkery netting for Mercy Mounthawk.
Mounthawk continued battling away and reduced the Gael Cholaiste Mhuire lead by three in the final quarter, but it was not enough, as the Hannigans, Moynihan and Lehane continued forcing turnovers and netting big scores, and the Cork side won 79-68 in the end.
Mercy Mounthawk (Kerry): Raul Venczel (1), Daniel Fokseang, David Burke (3), Philip Corkery (6), Aidan Mangan, Cian Devine, Oliver Hart, Tristan Raymond, Steven Bowler (13), James Fernane (11), Daire Kennelly (19), Zygi Kaletka, Leeroy Odiahi (15), David Goreanskii.
Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG (Cork): Luke Ahern, Scott Hannigan (22), Mark Watkins, Colin Hannigan, James Hannigan (31), David Lehane (10), James Collins (4), Jack McGrath (6), Michael Tobin, Cian Looney (1), Kevin Moynihan (5).
MVP: James Hannigan (Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG)
 Basketball Ireland (2019) U19A Boys Subway All Ireland Schools Cup 1819 [Internet] Available from: https://www.basketballireland.ie/league/132947/ [Accessed 23 March 2019]
 Basketball Ireland (2019) Day 2: Subway All Ireland Schools Cup Finals 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10047543/ [Accessed 23 March 2019]
 Sligo Sport and Recreation (2017) Basketball Ireland Logo [Internet] available from: http://www.sligosportandrecreation.ie/wp-content/uploads/basketball-ireland-logo.jpg [Accessed 10 March 2017]
Thanks to Jim Naughton, Colaiste Eanna & Barry Wyse, Templeogue College.
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