The Portlaoise boys U-10 basketball team travelled to Moyle Park, Clondalkin Dublin to play in a blitz.
In their first game of the day they played Liffey Celtic. Portlaoise started the better with good work from Eoin Murphy and Conor Brady. As the half went on both teams were playing well, exchanging baskets, Portlaoise opened up a four point lead thanks to baskets from Brochan O’Reilly and Jack Byrne.
As the half-time whistle approached Portlaoise extended their lead thanks to good work from Sam Rooney and Adam Glynn.
The second half saw the bigger and stronger Portlaoise lads continue to dominate with good performances from Scott Booth and Aaron McCluskey. Portlaoise were now in full control with Conor Brady and Cillian O’Connell keeping the scoreboard ticking over.
As the game came to a close Portlaoise finished the stronger with good work from the Maher brothers Rian and Odhran to help their team to a well deserved win.
In their second game of the day Portlaoise took on Dublin Sonics.
Portlaoise started the better with good work from Aaron McCluskey and Rian Maher. Portlaoise continued playing well with good shooting from Eoin Murphy and Brochan O Reilly.
As the half went on both teams were playing well, and Portlaoise had good defensive displays from Jack Byrne and Sam Rooney while Cillian O’Connell and Adam Glynn put points on the scoreboard.
The second half saw a new five players from both clubs and Portlaoise kept up the same intensity with good work from Conor Brady and Odhran Maher. Portlaoise continued to dominate with strong man to man defence and running the ball at every opportunity resulting in baskets from Brochan O Reilly and Sam Rooney.
Portlaoise finished the game the stronger team going on to a well deserved win that saw them qualify for the final.
Portlaoise started the final the better in the first couple of minutes, with good work from Eoin Murphy and Adam Glynn.
As the game went on Portlaoise were dominating and opened up a four point lead thanks to good shooting from Jack Byrne and Brochan O’Reilly. As the game went on both teams were playing well with host club Dublin Lions unlucky with the final shot. Portlaoise on the other hand kept the scoreboard ticking over after good work from Sam Rooney and Rian Maher.
The second half continued much the same with the stronger Portlaoise lads dominating with good work from Conor Brady and Aaron McCluskey. Portlaoise were now in full flow with baskets from Cillian O’Connell and Brochan O’Reilly to open up an eight point lead.
The last couple of minutes saw good work from Conor Brady and Adam Glynn to help Portlaoise go on to a well deserved win.
Portlaoise U-10 Team: Eoin Murphy, Brochan O’Reilly, Conor Brady, Adam Glynn, Cathal McEvoy, Jack Byrne, Daniel Olubowale, Sam Rooney, Scott Booth, Sule Alibi, Michael Gilbather, Odhran Phelan, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Cillian O’Connell, Kurt Kavanagh, John Hruslovski, Dinny Troy, Luke Kavanagh, Rian Maher, Odhran Maher.