All the fun of ‘The Blitz’

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MUIRE Gan Smál Pri­mary School wishes to thank ev­ery­body in­volved in the 49th an­nual St Mary’s Christ­mas Bas­ket­ball Blitz.

“We had the best five days ever with our two teams play­ing their hearts out and hav­ing so much fun,” spokesper­son and teacher Emma Sweeney said.

“There is no bet­ter way to cel­e­brate the hol­i­days and en­ter the new year re-en­er­gised than to have played in ‘ The Blitz’, and it’s def­i­nitely the place to be over the Christ­mas pe­riod!

“From the an­nual bag of Hot Lips and sit­ting on the blue seats to that feel­ing in your stom­ach when the ref throws up that bas­ket­ball, we wouldn’t want to be any­where else!

“Our two teams per­formed amaz­ingly well in ‘ The Blitz’, with our se­nior team reach­ing the semi-fi­nals and our ju­nior team nar­rowly miss­ing out on a win in the fi­nal.

“The girls showed su­per de­ter­mi­na­tion and skill and, more im­por­tantly, had fun and dis­played a real sense of team­work.

“We also want to thank our coach Tommy Dom O’Con­nor who is al­ways so sup­port­ive and helps us ev­ery step of the way.

“Spe­cial men­tion to ev­ery­one in­volved from the com­mit­tee, refs, the peo­ple do­ing the score­sheet, the shop­keep­ers, to the multi-task­ing pho­tog­ra­pher Liz Gal­wey and, of course, Donal ‘Duke’ O’Con­nor. We can’t wait for the 50th!”

Muire Gan Smál ju­nior team with ‘Miss Bas­ket­ball’ Shauna Ah­erne, coach Tommy Dom O’Con­nor and teacher Emma Sweeney. Front from left: Maja Moskal, Molly Mo­ran, Ba­sia Do­lata, Grace Mc­Gov­ern and Amelia Jarza. Back from left: Muire­ann Hickey, Nell Hart­nett, Aisha Pabon, Eimear Bradley, Emily Mo­ran, Molly O’Re­gan, Kate Har­mon and Lily Bros­nan.

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