Sligo Grammar School  has developed  basketball as an extra-curricular activity in the past few years.  Training is done after school in the school gym.  This is a great basketball facility and all home games are played here.

Basketball is a very popular sport in the school with students  from various year groups competing for the school.  There are U19 (Senior)and U16 (Junior) teams for boys. There are also second year and first year teams.   Girls are welcome to train but as yet there is not a sufficient number to form a team.  

2016/17 Season

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The Senior Boys Team had a great season with 5 games won and only 1 lost. They were unlucky to lose their first game but then went on to win the next 4 games in their regional group. Unfortunately, after such a successful run, they suffered a loss in the semi-finals
of the regional championship against Rosses Community School. 

The following are the results from the season:

  • SGS - 80; Ballinode College - 10
  • SGS - 39; St. Claires, Manorhamilton - 21
  • SGS - 54; Rosses C.S. - 28
  • SGS - 37; Errigal College, Lettterkenny - 28


Senior Boys Team
Senior Boys Team


The Junior basketball team started off very well this season.They won every game in their regional group. They then lost in the final match of the regional finals. However, due to two teams from each region being allowed to go through, SGS Juniors made it to the All-Ireland Championships. Unfortunately they were knocked out in the playoffs.


The second year basketball team won all their matches up until their final against St Geralds with a narrow loss of 5 points.

The Under 16 Sligo Grammar School basketball team has had a very successful term. The results from this term are listed below:

  • SGS - 38; Ballinode College - 5
  • SGS - 47; St. Claires Manorhamilton - 20
  • SGS - 37; Rosses Community School, Dungloe - 34
  • SGS - 37; Grange P.P.S. - 17
  • SGS - 28; Magh Ene - 30

Unfortunately, after such a successful run, the Under 16s lost the Semi-final to St Joseph's College Belmullet.

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