Girl’s Basketball Success 

In the group stages we played Confey College and Holy Family Secondary School Newbridge with both u16 and u19 teams. Having won both these games we qualified to the midlands regional quarter finals. These took place in Newbridge vs Baltinglass (u16) and Ardscoil na Trionoide (u19). Both teams secured victories and set up semi-final matches against Tullamore (u16) and Monasterevin (u19). The u16s defeated a strong Tullamore at home in Piper’s Hill College and the u19s defeated Monasterevin in Newbridge. 

On Tuesday Dec 5th the u16s and u19s travelled to Portlaoise to take part in the Midlands Regional Finals. The u16s played St. Wilson’s Hospital. This was an evenly contested game with Pipers Hill leading by one point at the end of the first and second quarters. After a good team performance in the second half Piper’s Hill finished with a 5 point victory, 35-30. Kaitlyn Miley, Emma Carroll Kaffe Olatunji  Cara Kennedy Laura Cahill and Rebecca Breen were key players for Pipers Hill.
In the u19 game we faced Coláiste Lorcáin, Castledermot. Piper’s Hill settled into the game well leading going into the last quarter. However, a strong performance from Castledermot in the last quarter resulted in a two point defeat for Piper’s Hill (33-35). Kaitlyn Miley Ellen Murphy Jenny Cahill and Emma Carroll again leading the Piper’s Hill team.
Both teams still remain in contention for All Ireland glory as they are now through to the All Ireland play-offs after Christmas.