Basketball: Dublin Clubs clean sweep board at U-20 Grade

by Aaron Dunne
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Templeogue 82

Sligo All-Stars 67

Templeogue have won the InsureMyVan.ie Men’s U20 National League Plate final, defeating Sligo All-Stars 82-67 at the National Basketball Arena.

There was nothing to separate the sides in the opening quarter, Daire Murray, who’s featured for Griffith College Templeogue in the InsureMyVan.ie Super League this season, hit 11 points for Templeogue, as they held a 24-20 lead at the end of first.

2 April 2022; The Templeogue BC team celebrate with the plate after the InsureMyVan.ie Men’s U20 National League Plate Final match between Sligo All-Stars and Templeogue BC, Dublin, at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Templeogue made a blistering start to the second quarter, Cian Finn’s big three with four seconds left saw them move 17 points clear, 43-26. But Sligo All-Stars responded with a 12-point run, finished off by Ryan Young’s basket, to trail 43-38. 

Templeogue’s Callum McGrail, another player who is part of Griffith College Templeogue’s Super League squad, had the last say in the quarter, his two pointer brought his personal tally to 11 and the Dublin club had a 45-38 lead at half-time.

2 April 2022; Callum McGrail of Templeogue BC in action against Eoghan Donaghy of Sligo All-Stars during the InsureMyVan.ie Men’s U20 National League Plate Final match between Sligo All-Stars and Templeogue BC, Dublin, at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Templeogue responded with six consecutive points, McGrail’s rebound completing that run and they were ahead 71-64. 

They continued to build a score from the free throw line and would win it 82-67. Templeogue’s McGrail picked up the MVP, following his 20-point haul.

PHOTOS – SPORTSFILE

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