Kenmare Kestrels

Kenmare Kestrels Basketball Club would like to thank all of our volunteer coaches, table help, parent volunteers and Kestrels Academy volunteers for making our community basketball club such a success this season.
Our senior ladies, playing in Division 1, narrowly missed out winning the league, despite an historic win over St Mary’s A at home. The Kestrels led by Montse Salvado, Caroline Taylor, Annie Cooper, Michelle O’Sullivan, Katie Cooper, Laura Myles, and Anna Marie Adams were brilliant on the night came defeated St Mary’s by 3. It was possible the biggest win considering St Mary’s A were undefeated and the best opponent the club has faced. In the end, it was Annie Cooper’s magical shot and our stubborn defence that ensured victory for our ladies. However, a loss mid-week to KCYMS ended our title hopes. The ladies were then knocked out of the Cup losing by 1 point after being down by 17 at one point to St Mary’s B. All in all, it was a great season for our ladies and coach John Adams.
The other shining light this season was our U12 Boys who one the Plate with an exciting Overtime win vs Glenbeigh Falcons. It finished Kenmare Kestrels 39 – Glenbeigh Falcons 36. Well done coach Aisling Harrington and players: Mark Torpey, Kevin O’Shea, Jimmy Lehane, Feargal O’Sullivan, Dylan Wallace, Jamie O’Reagan, Hugh Granville, Aodan MacGearalt, Mark Casey, Aidan Crowley, Tom Quinlan, and Liam Palmer. Well done Kestrels.
Kenmare Kestrels Basketball Club are inviting young people to our inaugural Easter Basketball Camp at Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine on Tuesday, 31st March, Wednesday 1st April, & Thursday 2nd April 2015. Times: Boys & Girls born in years (2003 to 2006) from 10.30am – 1.30pm & Boys & Girls born in years (1999 to 2002) from 2.30pm – 5.30pm. Leading Irish Coaches will run the camp assisted by Kestrels volunteers. And will feature Michelle Fahy, James Weldon, and Lorraine Scully.
Michelle Fahy was just recently picked as Ireland’s second best female player in the history of the game here by the Irish Examiner newspaper. Add up all her medals with UL and Glanmire and you’re looking at six league and five cups. An exceptional career for an exceptional talent and she was Captain of the Ireland women’s team for five years. James Weldon: FECC coach (one of only 160 in the world). Ireland U18 women’s coach 2005 2007 and 2013. Ireland women’s select team coach 2012 and 2014. Former head coach of UL huskies 9 national titles in four seasons and was voted 3 times national coach of the year. Lorraine Scully is a vastly experienced premier league player with Killester women’s team. Over 12 years playing at the highest level. On Irish women’s team the past two years. Team manager of the Ireland U18 Women’s team 2013 and Camp Director of Triple Threat basketball camps. Cost: 3 Day Camp: €30 for Kestrels Club Members. (€40 for non-members). Places are limited. Players will receive a T-Shirt and there will be daily prizes.
Bring Snack, Water and Own Ball if you have one. To cook contact our Secretary Maureen O’Shea at 086 6691915 or by email kestrelskenmare@gmail.com or Chairperson, John Adams at kenmarekestrels@eircom.net.

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