St. Patrick’s Basketball Blitz
On the 19 th of January, ten lucky boys from the fifth and sixth classes went to a school’s basketball blitz in Neptune stadium. The names of these lucky boys were Oran R., Joshia L., Conor O’C., Conor S., Shane R., Corey B., Farhan F., Adam O’H., Daniel M. and Jordan G. I interviewed Daniel and he felt confident and nervous and he likes the chant that Joshia made for him, YOU MAY BE SMALL BUT YOU CAN DO IT ALL!!!
The transportation to the match was a garda bus, the boys had a really good time with their chants and chats.
The first game started at half past ten. St. Patrick’s opponents were Padre Pio. It was a really exciting game. When the first half was finished, the score was 4 to St Patrick’s and 4 to Padre Pio. The second half was just as exciting, luckily the scores changed 14 to St Patrick’s and 8 to Padre Pio. It was a win for us. The after match interview was with Corey. He said he felt nervous at the start but when he got on to the court he felt confident. When half time was over he had a restored faith to win the game, when the game was over he felt happy and relieved. In Conor S’s interview he said that he was also nervous when he went on the court and thought they were going to lose when half time was over he felt proud because he scored the shot that drew the game. He felt proud at the end of the game because his team won. Coach Mr. Foley felt worried until he knew the team settled they will be great at half time he felt tense and he told the team that more shots equal more baskets equals more wins, he was very proud when the great team performance was over.
It was a really enjoyable game and we wish we could replay it over and over again.
Written and edited by Seán O’ Callaghan and Justin Kennedy.