Brunell win U18 women’s National Cup

Singleton’s SuperValu Brunell were in fine form this morning against Glanmire Basketball Club in the U18 Women’s National Cup. Coach Kieran O’Leary concentrated his team’s efforts on forcing turnovers and running the fast-break. Co-captains, Amy Waters and Megan O’Leary, were aided by the tremendous performance from Edel Thornton, who was awarded the Most Valuable Player award.

Thornton MVP Brunell U18 Cup 2013

Brunell lead most of the game with a strong running game

Glanmire U18 team

Glanmire U18 team


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Emotions were high for the young Brunell team, with so many fans in the stands coming to cheer them to victory


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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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