Girls Basketball

Mercy Secondary School girls basketball team travelled to the Phoenix Centre in Carrickmacross on Tuesday the 19th March to play Virgina college. The game was very close for the first two quarters with Virginia pulling away in the end to win. Even though the girls lost the regional final, they still progress on to the All-Ireland play offs. The venue is yet to be decided. Thank you to Ms. Walsh and Ms. Coyle for training the team. Good luck girls in the play offs.

1st and 2nd Year Boys Basketball

Our 1st and 2nd Year Boys Basketball teams won the North East Regional Finals on Wednesday with impressive wins over St Pats, Navan and Cnoc Mhuire Granard. Both teams put in outstanding performances with out 1st Year team winning 48 - 22 and our 2nd Year team winning 36-32. Both teams will now advance to the All Ireland Play-offs.

We wish both teams the best of luck in the finals. Thank you to Ms.O Sullivan, Mr. Tansey and Ms. Curley for all their hard work training the team.

Well done to our U16 Girls’ Basketball team who played St. Angela’s Cork in the All-Ireland quarter final last Monday. Well done girls for reaching the final 16 in the “A” Division. It was a great battle and unfortunately it wasn’t to be. Thank you to Ms. Coyle, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Carr for all her hard work coaching the team.

Congratulations to our U16 and U19 girls’ basketball teams who had fantastic victories over Castleblaney in the regional A league finals on December 3rd. U16 won 43-42 and U19 won 35-33. Both teams now progress to the All Ireland playoffs in January. Thanks to their coaches Ms. Coyle, Ms.Walsh and Ms. Carr.

Congratulations to the 2nd year girls Basket Ball team who beat Dunshaughlin Community College and to their coach Ms. Carr last Tuesday. Also congratulations to the first year girls’ basketball and their coach Mr. Walsh who beat the same opposition. Both teams have won their first two group games

Good luck to the u19 boys’ basketball team and their coach Mr. Dempsey who are playing the all-Ireland semi-final this Friday in Tallaght Co. Dublin.

U16 girls basketball team had a great win over Coláiste Oiriall last Thursday and another great win over Virginia College on Tuesday. The girls have had a very good season to date  winning 5 out of 6 games in the league and have now qualified for regional semi finals. 

U16 basketball girls team

U16 basketball girls team


U19 girls had a great win over Coláiste Oiriall last Thursday.The girls put in a great effort all season. Well done to all involved

U19 basketball girls team

U19 basketball girls team

Tuesday 24th, our U16s and U19s played Coláiste na HInse here on our own court.

U16s were up first and showed they were a different class from the outset, taking an early 15:2 lead.They maintained a comprehensive advantage for the entire game, allowing all players to get a run out. The boys eventually finished up 48:17 victorious. 

U19s then took to the floor against a very different opposition. From the outset, it was obvious that the opposing U19 team were a very strong outfit. The game twoed and froed throughout and with 30 seconds to go our lads were down by 2. Some exceptional team play led to captain Neil Kilbane's shining moment, equilizing with only three seconds left on the clock sending the game into overtime.

It was in overtime that the Ballymahon men showed their true class outplaying the opposition in every facet of the game.  After the additional time, Ballymahon finished the Victors of this exceptional game 62:55.

Well done to both of our teams and their coaches, Seán Walsh and Dave Dempsey. 

1st yr & 2nd yr Basketball Girls Teams Winners

Congratulations to our 2nd year Girls’ basketball team who won the Regional final against Our Ladies, Castleblaney in Dundalk IT last week. They are now through to the All-Ireland playoffs.

Congratulations also to our 1st year Girls’ basketball team who were victorious in their Regional Final against St. Louis, Monaghan in Dundalk IT. They are through to the All-Ireland playoffs on the weekend of 6th and 7th May in Limerick. Thanks to their coaches Ms. Carr and Mr. Dempsey.

Commiserations to our u16 boys’ basketball team who failed to qualify for the All Ireland Semi Finals on Sunday Jan 15th. The qualifiers were held in our school gym.  The boys were victorious over CTI Clonmel by 12 points but lost out to St. Michaels Rosscarberry by 6 points which means Rosscarberry go on to the All Ireland Semi. Thanks to their coach Mr. Dempsey.

Congratulations to our U16 boys’ basketball team who beat Lusk last Tuesday. Thanks to their coach Mr.Dempsey.

Two of our girls’ basketball teams played Virginia last week. Hard luck to U16’s who lost.  Well done to the U19’s who won their game. Thanks to their coaches Mr. Dempsey and Ms. Carr.