It was a tough week for our dedicated Senior team. Last Friday they lost the All Ireland Semi Final to Loreto Stephens in Dublin by 7 points, despite Grainne Horan and Eimear Lanigan having the games of their lives. This Saturday we hosted the League All-Ireland playoffs at Scoil Ruáin and lost our first game to Blarney by 5 pts. 41-46 in a nerve biting game where the girls gave it all but Blarney were clinical with 3pt shots when they needed them. It was a hard loss despite a game high 14 pts for Meibh Maher after being sick all week. They had a great win over Muckross Park of Dublin 36-24 with Grainne Horan scoring a game high 18pts. The team as a whole played exceptionally in the last game against Tarbert, winning 67-42 with 19 pts each from Meibh and Grainne Three three pointers from Lisa Millerick in the second quarter was also inspirational. Despite this great win Blarney were undefeated so went through as winners. Panel and scores at playoffs: Lauren Dowling 16 pts. Lisa Millerick 9 pts. Eimear Lanigan 7 pts. Grainne Horan 46 pts. Chloe Healy 3 pts. Meibh Maher 47 pts. Sophie Ryan 12 pts. Maria Hayes 2pts and Katelyn Reilly 6 pts. It was the last games for Grainne, Lauren and Lisa after giving six great years to Scoil Ruáin Basketball. Thanks girls for all your dedication and energy, you will be missed. Thanks to all the staff and students who helped out during the playoffs especially Liam and Lucy for all their help.