Basketball has gone from strength to strength at Merlin College in recent years. In 2023, our U19 Boys' team took us on an unforgettable journey to an All Ireland final which culminated in the narrowest of defeats, losing by just two points to St Joseph's CBS, Nenagh.

Losing by the slimmest of margins is a painful end to any championship and it speaks to the outstanding level of performance on show from both teams that this was the case. Our lads can hold their heads high. The boys represented their school very well throughout the campaign and exceeded all expectations.

Our U16 Boys basketball team also won their league final, beating Castlerea on a scoreline of 42-27.

Mr. Baines, Mr. Carr, Ms. Sheahan and Mr. Broughton will be coaching the boys’ basketball this year as they venture into the B league for the first time ever after the accomplishments of the U19s, reaching the All-Ireland Cup Final, and the U16s, after retaining their regional league cup for the second year in a row. All teachers are looking forward to hopefully another successful season from an extremely talented and committed group of students.
U19/U16 training Tuesday and Friday after school.
1st years Friday morning.
2nd years Thursday morning

Our U19 Girls basketball team also enjoyed success in their regional D division final against St Joseph's, Foxford. The girls emerged victorious after extra time on a score of 26-20. Massive congratulations are due to the girls who played brilliantly and represented their school so well.

Pictured are our U16 Girls Basketball team in their new kit this season.

Ladies Basketball runs throughout the year. Under 19 and Under 16 have a season from September to January. 1st and 2nd year have a season from February to April. We play competitively in a School's League ran by Basketball Ireland. All students from beginners to club level are welcome.

All year groups have a team to play with. Competition for under 16 and under 19 is September to January. Competition for 1st and 2nd year is January to April. Students: keep an eye on the extracurricular noticeboard ( by the staffroom and across from PE office ) for updates on training.

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