REPORT: Warriors Go Top Of The Table After Win Over Eanna

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Alan Cantwell on Garvey’s Tralee Warriors victory over Eanna on Bank Holiday Monday at Tralee Sports Complex…

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 80

Eanna 71

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors are top of the Super League following an 80 points to 71 win over Eanna of Dublin at a packed Tralee Complex yesterday.

The visitors opened brightly with Aidan Dunne and former Keane’s Killorglin player Garny Garcia on the mark early for Eanna but scores from Dusan Bogdanovic, Pa McCarthy and Goran Pantovic saw the Warriors lead half way through the quarter.

A couple of free throws from Tamron Manning kept Eanna in touch but scores from Daragh O’Hanlon, Kieran Donaghy and a three from Fergal O’Sullivan had the Warriors 24-15 ahead at quarter time.

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Trae Pemberton hit a three from distance to take up where he left off on Saturday night against Killester and when O’Sullivan and Eoin Quigley also fired in from outside the Warriors looked like they would kick on.

However Garny Garcia was causing problem for the Warriors defence and an 11 point haul from him in the quarter had just 5 between the sides at half time.

The third quarter saw the sides go score for score with Garcia again being the main scoring threat for Eanna but Pantovic, Pemberton, O’Hanlon and Donaghy all found their range to maintain Warriors half time advantage.

Pemberton fired in his second three of the afternoon and a couple from Bogdanovic either side of a Conor Gallagher effort saw just five between the sides at three quarter time.

Bogdanovic began to dominate under the Eanna board early in the final quarter but Aidan Dunne for the visitors was proving to be more than a handful for the Warriors defence and with a 10 point contribution from him the Dublin side were within touching distance heading down the stretch.

However four threes in a row, two each by O’Hanlon and Pemberton saw the Warriors storm into a 15 point lead but Eanna simply didn’t go away and with Dunne, Tamron Manning and Garcia all finding their range late on it left just 6 between the sides with time running out.

Foul trouble for the Dublin side finally put paid to their chances as Donaghy, Pemberton and Darren O’Sullivan all chipped in late free throws to secure an 80-71 victory.


Warriors: Trae Pemberton 28, Dusan Bogdanovic 12, Daragh O’Hanlon 11

Eanna: Aidan Dunne 27, Garny Garcia Nivar 26, Tamron Manning 12

• Next up for the Garvey’s Tralee Warriors is the visit of UCD Marian to the Tralee Sports Complex next Saturday night. Action gets underway at 8 o’clock.

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