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St Malachy's College aiming for more Irish Cup glory

By David Kelly

St Malachy's College will be hoping that experience of the big occasion will help them land another All Ireland trophy.

The Malachy's under-14 lads triumphed last year in the All Ireland Schools' Cup decider and many of those who competed find themselves in the side gunning for the under-16 trophy.

Malachy's have made it through to Monday's decider at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght to face the surprise package of the season, Colaiste Padraig from Dublin.

Malachy's have been in fine form with Irish under-16 international Niall McGinnity one of the players of the season so far and he will no doubt have a key role to play against the Dubliners.

He has been picking up crucial rebounds at both ends of the court but will be up against a tough international in the shape of Max Amadasun.

If Malachy's are to triumph then CJ Fulton, son of assistant coach Adrian, and Jack Summersgill - son of former Belfast Star ace Scotty - will have to weigh in with big scores, while defensively they can rely on Peter Henvey, who was MVP in the semi-final win over St Joseph's, Galway.

Head coach Phil Molloy will go down with confidence but naturally expects the toughest test of the campaign so far.

St.Malachy's squad: Niall McGinnity; Peter Henvey; Dan Hackett; Diarmuid Maguire; Aidan McGeown; Conor Cooke; Cormac O'Rourke; Conor Cooke; Conor Ryan; Jack Summersgill; Mattie Mulholland; Conn Doherty; CJ Fulton.

BELFAST Star will aim to get their All Ireland Premier League top four play-off hopes back on track tomorrow night when they travel to Dublin to take on Killester.

Following last week's shock defeat at the hands of the Eagles, Star badly need to cause an upset of their own and defeat Killester on their home court.

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