Blackwater Steelers at the Tom Collins Inter Regional’s Taking place over in Galway
last weekend was one of the biggest events for schools basketball during the year,
where the best schools basketball players representing their regions battle it out
in a two day tournament. The Blackwater Steelers had 5 players competing, 3 girls
and 2 boys. The boys Michael O Brien and Robbie McAlister starred in a North East
team that won the Plate Final against a strong Midlands team by 4pts- 39 to 35. So
congratulations to you boys. The 3 girls from the club Natasha Hughes, Rachel Gallagher
and Amy Mulligan were unlucky to be beaten by the North in the Plate semi final by
just 3pts, so well done girls and the experience gained will only help in the future.
Three different clubs constituted the opposition in St Macartans on Saturday last.
The first game involved the Omagh Thunder club, in the second game the U 14 girls
took on Queens and Magherafelt were the U 16 girl’s visitors. All three games ended
in home wins but the 14B boys actually lost the game but won the points because Omagh
played 3 overage players and surrendered the points voluntarily.