Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd year basketball teams who played their second league matches on Tuesday,29th January at home.Both teams won against Killenaule and look forward to their next games.
Well done to both teams and their coach,Ms Kennedy.
The first and second yr teams had their first games on Thursday,24th January, against Ballingarry. The First yrs lost out by a couple of baskets and the Second years won well in their games. Next matches on 28th January,against Killenaule.
Well done girls!
5th Yr Basketball Blitz
The 5th year team recently participated in the one day Blitz hosted by Presentation Thurles. Four teams took part, St. Annes,Tipperary, St John the Baptist Limerick , Presentation Thurles and Loreto Clonmel. It was a great day of basketball with everyone getting lots of games. Our team won the competition. Thanks to Martin Hehir who organised the event.
Congratulations to Ms Kennedy and the Senior basketball team on winning the Tipperary Knights Blitz in Thurles on 11th January…….well done everyone!
On October 22nd,the Senior and Junior basketball teams played their second round of matches against Ballingarry.
The Junior team played a fantastic match,but just missed out on a win with a 42 – 40 scoreline at the final whistle,while the Senior team had a great result,with the match finishing 37 – 4 to Loreto!
Well done to both teams!
Schools Basketball League
First round of the Schools Basketball League took place on October 10th for the U 16 and U 19 Teams. The U 16 played a great game but Cashel were just that bit too strong for them.
In the Senior game Loreto won convincingly against the Cashel senior team. Well done to both Teams.
First Year Regional Semi Final….
Huge congratulations to Ms Kennedy and the girls who defeated Killenaule with a score of Loreto 44/Killenaule 8 in the Regional Semi final.This is a great achievement for girls who have not played basketball before!
The Regional final will be played on Tuesday,20th March.
Second Year Regional Semi Final……
Our Second Year team were unfortunately defeated in their Regional Semi Final with a final score of Loreto 33/Killenaule 55.The girls played extremely well and really put it up to killenaule.Well done to the team and Ms Kennedy…..we are all very proud of ye!
1st Year Basketball
Our 1st Year basketballers in action against Presentation, Thurles…….some future all stars in the making!
All Ireland U19 Basketball Playoffs
On Jan 12th,the Loreto Senior Basketball Team took part in the All Ireland U 19 Play Offs. To get to this stage the Team had to first qualify from their pool, then they played in the Regional Semi Final beating FCJ Bunclody, a team that had beaten them last season. In the Regional Final they played Bagnelstown in a very tough match, playing against a Team with an Irish International player. They played great but the other Team were just that bit too strong. Having reached this stage they qualified for the All Ireland Play Offs. We hosted the matches and the Teams in our group came from Salerno, Salthill, Co. Galway and Rathmore Grammer Belfast.
In the first match Loreto were up against Salerno and again this Team had an Irish International player, this was a super game, Salerno 53 Loreto 40, in the Second game of the day Salerno beat Rathmore 37 31, so the last game was between Loreto and Rathmore, in this match hard work and determination paid off and Loreto won 56 34.
This was an emotional end to the season for the Leaving Cert Students who were on the Team, their dedication to Basketball over the 6 years was exemplary and I am delighted they won their last match . We wish them the best of luck in the future.
By Ms.Trudy Kennedy
A Special Thankyou!
As 6th years ,we would like to give a special thanks to Ms Kennedy for everything she has done for us over the last 6 years.We will really miss basketball when we move on next year and would like to wish Ms. Kennedy and all future teams the very best of luck going forward!
Kirsty Crotty Ryan & Shania Dowling
First Year Basketball
Our First Year Basketballers for 2016/17