8 teams were formed and the players have, to date, taken part in 2 tournaments and 4 leagues. We have also applied to participate in 4 more tournaments after Easter and await confirmation of our places.
The leagues experienced the most successful ever. Three of our 4 league teams have reached their respective finals. We are looking forward to a great day out in May when all 3 finals will be played on the same day in Clontarf.
We were also requested to send a 6th class to the National Basketball Arena for the filming of a video designed to help teachers teach basketball skills. The videos are available on the Basketball Ireland website. They show how to introduce the game to a whole class group as well as more advanced activities involved in working with a basketball team.
This year there were 108 children taking part in extra curricular basketball. This was only possible thanks to the parent and teacher volunteers.
Ms Leahy would like to thank the parents and teachers who gave up their time to work with all our players. Without them this success would not have been possible.
We will let you know how the finals go!