Basketball Ireland Post-Primary Schools All-Ireland Schools Cup U19 A Boys 2018-19

DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamScore
Round 1
21.09.18St. Mary’s CBS Portlaoise 71Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington54
24.09.18Colaiste Choilm Tullamore50St. Paul’s Oughterard86
25.09.18St. Aidan’s CC Cork63St. Joseph’s Bish73
25.09.18Our Lady & St. Patrick Belfast41St. Malachy’s College64
25.09.18St. Eunan’s Letterkenny46Colaiste Einde44
25.09.18Scoil Pobail Sliabh Luachra79St. Macartan’s Monaghan72
26.09.18Castleknock College69Templeogue College62
27.09.18St. Mary’s CBS The Green Tralee88Ashbourne CS60
28.09.18St. Oliver’s Drogheda70Crescent Comprehensive77
28.09.18De La Salle Waterford41Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG71
28.09.18Colaiste Chiarain Leixlip37Mercy Mounthawk57
28.09.18St. Pat’s Cavan77CBC Cork71
28.09.18Belvedere College53St. Mary’s Galway69
03.10.18Calasanctius Oranmore38Summerhill College Sligo66
Round 2
15.10.18Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG 64Scoil Pobail Sliabh Luachra 56
16.10.18St. Joseph’s Bish 60St. Paul’s Oughterard 65
16.10.18 St. Pat’s Cavan 66St. Mary’s CBS The Green Tralee77
18.10.18Mercy Mounthawk 66St. Mary’s CBS Portlaoise41
19.10.18 Summerhill College Sligo99 Castleknock College47
19.10.18 St. Mary’s Galway79 Crescent Comprehensive 84
19.10.18Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig94Rathmore Grammar79
05.11.18Colaiste Einde57St. Malachy’s College75
Round 3
15.11.18St. Mary’s CBS The Green Tralee88 Summerhill College Sligo74
16.11.18St. Malachy’s College68Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG 72
16.11.18St. Paul’s Oughterard 112Crescent Comprehensive59
16.11.18Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig82 Mercy Mounthawk87
08.01.19 Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG 81St. Paul’s Oughterard 63
10.01.19 Mercy Mounthawk66St. Mary’s CBS The Green Tralee62
22.01.19 Mercy Mounthawk68 Gael Cholaiste Mhuire AG 79

Reference: [1][2]


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)

Reference: [2]



[1] Basketball Ireland (2019) U19A Boys Subway All Ireland Schools Cup 1819 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 23 March 2019]

[2] Basketball Ireland (2019) Day 2: Subway All Ireland Schools Cup Finals 2019 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 23 March 2019]


[3] Sligo Sport and Recreation (2017) Basketball Ireland Logo [Internet] available from: [Accessed 10 March 2017]


Thanks to Jim Naughton, Colaiste Eanna & Barry Wyse, Templeogue College.

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