The students of St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny will be hoping their college basketball team can bring back an All-Ireland title from Dublin today.
But the students will also be using the occasion to help raise funds for the 16-year-old Creeslough lad Callum Friel in his health battle.
The college’s Under 19 basketball team have reached the All-Ireland B Final which will be played at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
The game, which tips-off at 2.30pm, is being streamed live on the Basketball Ireland Facebook page.
Students in the college are being allowed to watch the game live but are being asked to make a €2 donation to the fundraising campaign for Callum who is also a student at the college.
On the court the boys are ready to go.
Under the watchful eye of coaches Monica Gribben and LYIT scholar Manny Payton, the team have played really well this season.
A coachload of fans and plenty of parents left the college at first light this morning heading for Dublin aiming to bring back some All-Ireland silverware.
The team face Waterpark College from Waterford having already beaten Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, St. Mary’s CBS, Belfast, St Aidan’s CBS, Dublin and OLSPK, Belfast along the way.
The side will probably set up with Luke Cassidy, Raumel Soler, Max Leadley, Thomas Reynolds and the towering Killian Gribben.
However, their strength in numbers rests on the sideline with James O’Donnell, Daire Maguire, Sean McDaid, Gareth Neely, Conor McGarvey, Conor Logan, Jim McLaughlin and Dave Nwankawu all ready to come on.
The team were unlucky to lose both Sean Marsh and Darragh Scott through injury throughout the season.
It’ll be noisy at the NBA but hopefully even noisier in Letterkenny tonight if the lads can go all the way.Tags: