Desmond College Introduces its
First Ever Boys Basketball Team

October 2015: Desmond College introduces their First Ever Boys Basketball Team


2013 – 2014

Desmond College Basketball Team 2014

Desmond College Basketball Team have had great success this month winning against Killmallock and St. Nessans in a recent Basketball Blitz.

Desmond College Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball started again in early September. Students have been training every Wednesday at lunchtime.

Friday 15th November saw Desmond College host the First Round Pool Basketball Games in the Limerick Schools League 2013/2014. There were six games played in total.

Desmond College 2nd Year Basketball Team Desmond College 2nd Year Basketball Team Desmond College 1st Year Basketball Team

SMI, Pallaskennry and Desmond College played two First Year games and two Second Year games each. Pallaskennry came out on top winning all four games. Desmond College beat SMI in their First Year game. SMI beat Desmond in their Second Year game.

Well done to all the girls!

2012 – 2013

2012 - 2013 Desmond College 1st Year basketball team

2010 – 2011

Desmond College girls basketball team finished the season on a high with a flurry of fixtures and victories.

The first year team found new talent in players such as Courtney O’Kelly, Kiara Carroll, Stephanie Sheehan, Hayley Costello and Katie Barrett.  In particular the team had an outstanding win against St. Enda’s with a score of 26-2.

The second year squad’s experience included a good win over St. Enda’s.  The team also beat Croom in the plate semi-final with a narrow but deserved 16-14 win.

The team was anchored by an excellent ball-carriers in Deborah Murphy, Suan Murphy and Courtney Singh and outstanding defense with players Shannon White, Shannon O’Doherty, Vanessa Dowling, Lorraine Enright, Sharon Barry and Shauna Tobin.

The attacking players comprising of Cassie Costello, Rebecca Long, Shauna Hough, Laoise McCarthy and Nicola O’Brien showed great determination.  Unfortunately, St. Mary’s from Corbally provided too strong an opposition on the day of the final but all girls thoroughly enjoyed their experience of playing in the U.L. arena.

The Senior team comprising of our stalwarts Catriona Quaid, Sarah O’Connor, Siobhan Copse and Margaret O’Connor enjoyed their basketball season.  These veterans were joined by some strong players from junior years namely Joanne Dowling, Katie Brislane, Laura Herlihy, Mairead Relihan, Laura O’Sullivan and Mary Kadima.

Losing to Askeaton in the plate semi-final was a very close match with a huge disappointment to the team but has inspired the younger players for next season.

Thank you to all girls involved for representing Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste Ui Chonba with such enthusiasm, commitment and respect for all opposition.  Looking forward to next season already.