Presentation Castleisland to participate in Inaugural World Schools U15 Basketball Cup
When John Enright, Basketball coach for Presentation Secondary School Castleisland, was planning the year ahead for the various teams under his guidance, he certainly hadn’t planned a trip to Croatia for his charges. That is until he received the wonderful news recently that, as reigning All-Ireland U14 Schools Basketball champions, Pres Castleisland was granted an automatic invitation to represent Ireland at the inaugural International Schools Federation (ISF) World Schools U15 Basketball Cup in Zadar, Croatia in March 2020.
Excitement is growing amongst the U15 basketballers at the thoughts of representing their school and their country and no doubt it will reach fever pitch by March. Thoughts have now turned to the serious matter of fundraising as all costs, including flights will have to be met by those participating. Given the community spirit in Castleisland, the girls are hopeful of great support which will make the cost burden easier to manage.
Commenting on the news, school Principal, Katherina Broderick, said she was delighted with the news and it was just reward for the commitment of the girls to basketball in Presentation Castleisland, which is the most successful school in Ireland with 27 All-Ireland titles.