In the lead up to the semi-finals against St Leo’s of Carlow, the players were extremely nervous. The girls had already beaten this team earlier in the season but it had been a tough one.  The semi-final match started slowly, with no points for either team until Edel Ryan scored with a free throw near the end of the first quarter. At the start of the second quarter the Bower led 9-4, and this lead continued to increase. St. Leo’s fought hard but the final score was 31-21 in favour of the Bower. Preparations are underway for the final.

Team: A McGann, M. Melvin, N. Brady, C. Egan, S. O’ Brien, K. Devane, C. O’Brien, A. Sheridan, E. Barry, E. Connaughton and A. Dowd

Report and photos by Niamh Brady