St Mary's won the Connacht first year girls C basketball title after defeating Ballyhaunis C.S. on a scoreline of 33 - 29.
In what was a fiercely contested match Ballyhaunis went into an early lead and lead 11 - 6 at the end of the first quarter. With a new five on the floor for each team, St. Mary's fought their way back and into a half time lead of 17-16.
In a tight second half St Mary's maintained their lead and managed to hold of a spirited fight back from Ballyhaunis. Molly Tully, Sinead Honan, Emer Treacy, Orla Boyce, Ella Morrison, Robin Youle and Georgia Murphy all putting in strong performances and scoring crucial baskets in the second half to help St Mary's to a victory of 33-29. St Mary's captain Orla Boyce lifted the cup to great excitement from her team mates.
All players played a part in the win with a strong team displays from Orla Donnelly, Bronagh Casey, Hannah Kilgannon, Erica Smith, Sophie O Donnell and Alva Gallagher.
The first years are now through to the All-Ireland playoffs.