Badminton News: The U16 badminton qualified for the quarter finals of their Dublin School’s badminton division by winning all four of their league matches. A total of 11 different players were involved in these matches. The team went on to win their quarter final against Hansfield ETSS on Wednesday 16th January. The score was 2-2 after the four singles matches but the team manged to win both doubles matches to achieve a 4-2 win and qualify for the semi finals. The U16 badminton team won their semi final beating Scoil Dara Kilcock 4-2. The team was Ashly Byju, Isobel Musa, Edel Amoateng and Abby Duff. A total of 11 different players have been involved in the teams 6 matches to date. The Loreto Swords U16 badminton team were narrowly beaten in the final of their division of the Dublin Schools badminton league by Loreto Bray on Tuesday 29th January .This meant they finished runners up out of a total of 20 teams that entered their competition. The finals took place in Whitehall Road, Terenure at the headquarters of Leinster Badminton. The team for the final was Ashly Byju, Isobel Musa, Edel Amoateng and Abby Duff. However a total of 11 different players were involved in the teams 7 matches in the league. Congratulations to all who were involved.”
Basketball On the 23 January 2019 the Loreto Basketball League finals took place, our Cadette and Senior teams competed again Loreto Dalkey. The first match was played by the Cadettes and they won with an amazing score of 34 – 23. The player of the match went to Laura Kennedy who played with determination throughout the match – team captain Ciara Markey was presented with the trophy and medals – this was a great achievement and the first time we have won this trophy since 1992. The senior team played Loreto Dalkey and again it was an intense game, we last won in 2017 but had lost to Dalkey in 2018 so it was a great victory to win 39 – 32. Pearl Odiete was presented the trophy and medals. Sincere thanks to coaches Ken Black, Linn Martin and Nicola Bergin for all their help.