Basketball is very strong in St Mary’s CBS, even more so since we moved to our new school with its excellent sports facilities. Most of our CBS players began their sporting career with the Portlaoise Panthers Club. As the school and Club teams are working with the same young players, we share a close cooperative spirit, for everyone’s good. 

This summer, the Panthers funded a scholarship for one of our incoming 1st years who has demonstrated a work ethic and willingness to learn which is above and beyond players of their age, whilst showing exceptional respect for teamates, coaches and the Club. We had several applicants and are happy to announce the winner of that group  who is Prince C Iheme, coming from Scoil Bhride NS. 

We look forward to the start of the schools’  basketball season and our new first year team. Congratulations to the boys and their parents who applied, the standard was very high. We acknowledge the commitment of all parents who put their time and energy into driving and following their sons’ training and matches. Without this support they would not be able to achieve what they have done so, to date.