Belfast Star hold Moycullen off in Men’s U18 National Cup

Belfast Star, for the first time in over two decades, has won the U18 National Cup. The team was led by stellar performance from both Quinn brothers, with much of the interior defensive controlled by arguably the best post-player duo in Irish Schools basketball, Kelrin & Pettigrew. Moycullen was spurred by on throughout by tremendous performances from their captain, Paddy Lyons, and high-arching shooter, Stephen O’Brien.

U18 Men's National Cup headed to Belfast for the first time in over two decades

U18 Men’s National Cup headed to Belfast for the first time in over two decades

Quinn had a lot to smile about, picking up his second MVP award

Quinn had a lot to smile about, picking up his second MVP award

Moycullen just couldn't get past Belfast Star

Moycullen just couldn’t get past Belfast Star

Lyons maintained the composure for Moycullen throughout

Lyons maintained the composure for Moycullen throughout

 

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About

Tony McGaharan

Co-founder of The Courtside Collective, Tony has been a player, scorekeeper, referee, coach and MC. A true fan of the game! In 2009, he coached women's basketball in Sweden for a season with the Umeå Comets ("Udominate"). He then returned home and worked with PeacePlayers International, which uses the game of basketball to bring young people together from divided communities. Tony has since joined Google and has worked in Dublin, Singapore, and now London. He is now working to create a new basketball league to provide a better basketball experience for ballers in central London and with the added goal of engaging young people in the sport.

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