Kilkenny City Vocational School – 11
Commeragh College – 18
There were heart breaking scenes in W.I.T for the Kilkenny City Vocational School girls on Tuesday in the Southeast Schools D Final. In their first year to enter the league KCVS were delighted to overcome Colaiste Abbain, Adamstown in the semi-final, 44-14points.
Preparations for the final took centre stage and the team were very focused to take on Commeragh College, Carrick On Suire. The two sides met earlier in the season in group stages leading to Commeragh College as hot favourites to win the final. KCVS had a different plan in mind and came up with tactics to counteract their top scorers.
The final saw two very defensive teams and scores were hard to come by. Point guard Sharron McGorrian for KCVS was pressed full court the whole match but took this in her stride and opened up the court well. She managed to find teammate Serena Olivieri inside with a high ball and Serena converted well. The team excelled in defence and the work rate of Rebecca Lawton kept the half time score at 6points each.
The second half was no different and both teams worked hard to keep the defence strong. Commeragh College got into foul trouble but KCVS were unfortunate not to convert from the free throw line. With 4 minutes to go in the final quarter it was all to play for with KCVS trailing by just 1 point. Commeragh College took advantage of their bench and managed to grab a few late scores. Unfortunately for KCVS it was not their day losing out 18-11points however, each and everyone of the girls were champions for their work rate and passion they showed in the game.
A huge thank you goes to their coach and very own All Star Winner (Marble City Hawks Player) Ms Sheila Sheehy, without her dedication to the girls this wouldn’t have been possible.
Sharron McGorrian ©, Serena Olivieri, Rebecca Lawton, Tanja Romero, Chloe Farrell, Norma Luther, Zoe Meagher, Faith Zon, Leah Maher.