Drogheda's Fil-Com Basketball team and the Red Warriors BC from Dublin prior to their charity match last night aid of the Drogheda ABACAS School.
A charity basketball match took place last night at St. Joseph’s School between two Filipino teams in aid of Drogheda ABACAS Special School for Children with Autism.
Organised by Noriel Tercero from the Drogheda Fil-Com Basketball Club and Ricky Jho Vinalon from the Red Warriors BC from Dublin. Most of the members of these teams are from the Irish-Philipino Community.
"We were contacted by Noriel and Ricky" said Jacinta Walsh from ABACAS, who came up with the idea of a friendly basketball match between the two teams to raise money for children with autism. It was great to get such support from the community.
The Red Warriors were established in 2013 and play in tournaments all over Ireland recently winning the Galway Senior Tournament and the Inter Club Tournament in Dublin.
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The Drogheda team who are part of the Drogheda Philipino Community have been on the go for about nine years and don't play in tournament anymore but play every week for fun, exercise and recreation. They play every Tuesday night in St Joseph’s School Gym.
Last night’s match was hard fought with the Drogheda team leading right up until the final quarter but they were beaten in the end by the Red Warriors with a full time score of 123 - 110.
Of course the real winners were the childrenand young adults who recieve such great love and attention at the ABACAS School.