Limerick Celtics win the Under 13 Cork Girls Division One Cup

Celtics win the Under 13 Cork Girls Division One Cup.

Limerick Celtics Under 13 girls overcame Brunell in what was an epic Cup game of basketball last Saturday in the Parochial Hall Cork. In front of a huge crowd the young Limerick girls put in a super performance to take the Cork Under 13 Cup title back to Limerick for the 2nd time in three years.

Brunell held the lead seven times in this fast paced  and edge of the seat contest but it was the Celtics side that took control of the game in the closing minutes and closed out for a super Cork Cup victory.

Celtics had led in the opening quarter with scores from Sophie Ryan, Nia McInerney and Emily Dickinson. Brunell came back strong and the Cork side regained the lead in the 2nd quarter. Some super team play by Robin Tobin, Isabelle Micks and Lucy Devoy saw Celtics get their noses in front again in the 2nd half but the lead was to shift sides several times in the second half before Celtics finally got control of the game and closed out for a super Cork Cup win.

Ali Walsh, Hannah O’Byrne and Sorcha Cronin combined really well for the young Celtics side while Rebecca McMarlow and Margretta Azzopardi.

Well done to coach Michelle Aspell, manager Phyllis Devoy and all the girls on a super performance and a great season as they completed the Cup and league double in what is a very competitive Cork Division one league. Well done all!

The under 14 girls lost out to Brunell and under 12 girls lost out to Fr Mathews in their Cork Cup finals on Sunday. The Cork sides were both extremely strong at these age groups and despite both Limerick sides giving a hundred percent on the day it was just not enough to bring these Cup Titles back to Limerick.

Getting to three Cork girls Cup finals in the same season is a first for Celtics and the girls will have gained huge experience over the course of this weekend. A super achievement and well done to all the players and coaches.

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Emma Needham