1st Years Boys Volleyball:


On Thursday March 10th out first year boys team took part in the first year boys national final. We were lucky in that we had home advantage as the competition took place in St. Mary’s hall portlaoise.
The competition was run over one day with schools from all over the country taking part.
Portlaoise were placed in a group with Elphin
St. Fintans
Grennan college
St. Brigid’s
We finished our group games with 2 wins a draw and a loss.
We were down to play CCN Dungarvan in the quarter final and came through this game 2-0.
Next were favourites St. Brigid’s in the semi final and after loosing the first set the portlaoise boys rallied in the second to claim victory by 2 points. Portlaoise went on to win the final set to set up a final against St. Brigid’s 2.
Portlaoise raced into an early lead and won the first set. The second set began and portlaoise were never going to leave it behind. Despite a spirited fight back from St. Brigid’s the boys from portlaoise sealed the set and the victory.
With outstanding displays from each member of the team on the day portlaoise captain Aleks Grzegolski was on hand to raise the trophy.
Well done to the team
Aleks Gregolski (Captain)
Abdel Karim Sekaken
Daniel Philips
Lee Carrol Talbot
Byron Sage McGuirk
Igor Stankiewicz
Coach Joe Gleeson