Teachers Triumph Against Students in Colaiste Iosagain , Portarlington , Annual Fundraising Basketball Match .

Every year as the final term at Colaiste Iosagain draws to a close , the Teachers Vs Students basketball match sees the P.E. hall thronged one lunchtime , as once more pride is on the line in this eagerly anticipated clash.Having suffered a rare defeat at the hands of a very strong team of Sixth Years last year , the teachers were keen for vengeance .
The teachers ‘warm up hakka’ was well recieved in the packed hall despite the obvious preference of the students for ‘their’ team .

The students got off to a good start this year with Shauna MacNamara and Jason Ward impressing from the whistle .Cian Dunne displayed excellent vision while Evan Clancy’s speediness will not have come as a surprise to many , as he won the first two Colaiste Iosagain 5K races .
It was the teachers however who ultimately triumphed .There was an excellent assist from Marian O’Boyle while the winning basket was scored by Carol Browne .
Mick Fitzpatrick had an excellent finish , he was fouled going to basket and converted for a three point play .
Martin Walsh and Damien Carter provided solid support.Chris Booth also scored an excellent basket.

The final score was 22-20 .Some of the proceeds are being donated to Sean Smith who shall be playing on the irish team over the Summer .

Some more of the action pictured below:

A storming Glen Mitchell sends Martin Walsh flying with only Liam Hogan to beat for basket at Colaiste Iosagain ,Portarlington .

Not all of the students were cheering for ‘their’ team at Colaiste Iosagain ,Portarlington
Teachers Vs Students basketball match

Brothers Conor ( teacher ) and Glen ( student ) Mitchell are in dispute at Colaiste Iosagain ,Portarlington Teachers Vs Students basketball match .

But it all seems fairly amicable compared with this titanic strugle between teacher Carol Browne and Sixth Year , Shauna MacNamara !

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