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

Tony started playing basketball when he was 11, after realising that he couldn’t kick a ball. Enjoying every opportunity to be around the game, Tony has been a player, scorekeeper, referee, coach and MC. In 2009, he coached women's basketball in Sweden for a season with the Umeå Comets (now bought over by Udominate). He then returned home and worked with PeacePlayers International, which uses the game to bring young people together from divided communities. Tony has since taken on a role in Google and has worked in Dublin and Singapore. He is now based out of London, playing for a local London D2 team, the United Nations Basketball Club.

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