On Fri May 20th we travelled to Ennistymon to play the semi-finals and final of the Marion Keane basketball tournament. This tournament was set up in memory of Marion Keane, past pupil and former teacher in Knockanean. In the semi-final, we were drawn against Moyasta. This was an extremely tough game and after normal time we were level. This meant we had to play 3 minutes of extra time, which we won by 5 points. In the other semi-final, Bridgetown came out victorious over Toonagh. This set up a final between us and Bridgetown. Before our final Moyasta and Toonagh played off for 3rd and 4th spots which Moyasta won. The final against Bridgtown was difficult but we were victorious on a scoreline of 12-5. Afterwards, there were huge celebrations and our captain Lilith Kearney was presented with the cup by Dan Keane, Marion’s father. All the team received a trophy. We stopped in O’Keeffe’s on the way home and got ice cream. It was truly an amazing and memorable day.
By Lilith Kearney, Andrea Barry and Leanne Dixon