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Hula Hoops Basketball Ireland Intermediate Cup Round 2

Portlaoise Panthers 51

St. Brendan’s 86 

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The St Brendan’s team who beat Portlaoise Panthers in Portlaoise on Friday night.

St. Brendan’s travelled to Portlaoise for Round 2 of the Men’s Intermediate National Cup. The visitors found it tough to find baskets early but lock down defence from Wayne Guthrie, Jason Quirke and Kieran Donaghy meant that the home side was never allowed to build a lead. Fergal O Sullivan found his scoring touch early and helped himself to12 first quarter points.

The introduction of Paul McMahon added to the St Brendan’s arsenal and they lead 23-14 after the just 10 minutes. St Brendan’s, playing with a full strength squad, added fresh legs at the beginning of the second quarter and saw Mike O Donnell, Conor Donaghy and Stephen Hanifin impress. St Brendan’s led 39-25 at the half time break.

The original starting five began the second half as St Brendan’s looked to put the game beyond the home side with a surge of three pointers late in the quarter led by captain Darren O’Sullivan. St. Brendan’s led by 16 at the end of the 3rd quarter and with all squad members contributing to the scoresheet they never allowed Portlaoise any hope of a comeback.

The final quarter was no contest with Brendan’s dominant on both sides of the floor running out comfortable winners with a final score line of 86-51. Club sponsors The Castle Bar and Paddy Powers are delighted to be involved with a team capable of challenging for national honours.

Next up for St Brendan’s is away to Phoenix BC of Belfast with a date for the game yet to be fixed. St Brendan’s will hope to continue their fine play as the sole Kerry representatives in the quarter finals.

Team and Scorers:- Fergal O Sullivan 17, Kieran Donaghy 16, Mike O Donnell 11, Paul McMahon 10, Darren O Sullivan 8, Steve Hanifin 8, Conor Donaghy 6, Wayne Guthrie 5, Nathan Roche 3, Jason Quirke 2, Rob Mulcahy 1, Cyril Wallace

Ladies Div 2 County League

St. Brendan’s 39 St. Michael’s Lixnaw 53

St. Brendan’s started well and in an evenly contested opening quarter the sides were locked at 6 points apiece. The home side then took the initiative in the second quarter and with scores from Claire O’Sullivan, Laura Griffin and Katelyn Sullivan, St. Brendan’s led by a single point 24-23 at the half time break. However the visitors found their range in the third quarter and took a seven point 37-30 lead into the final quarter and continued to dominate in the latter stages of the game to see out the win on a scoreline of 53-39.

Players and scorers: Claire O’Sullivan 12, Laura Griffin 9, Katelyn Sullivan 5, Erika Roche 4, Carmel Roche 3, Sorcha Stack 2, Jillian Kerins 2, Elaine Bailey 2

Ladies Div 2 County League

TK Lixnaw 20 St. Brendan’s 40

St. Brendan’s got off to the best possible start to lead by 8 points at the end of the first quarter with some fantastic teamwork running the bench. There were some outstanding performances throughout from St. Brendan’s but Carmel Roche in particular providing significant possession by winning a number of rebounds. St. Brendan’s maintained their control to lead by seven 21-14 at the half time break. In the third quarter St. Brendan’s upped their intensity and stretched their advantage to 20 points 36 -16 going into the 4th. In a low scoring final period St. Brendan’s saw the win out comfortably on a final scoreline of 40-20

Players and scorers: Carmel Roche 6, Erika Roche 6, Claire O’Sullivan 5, Laura Griffin 4, Isa Cervera 4, Elaine Bailey 4, Maura Leen 4, Katelyn Sullivan 3, Adriana Garcia 2, Jillian Kerins 2

Boys U-18 Div 1 County League

St. Brendan’s 48

Tralee Imperials 61

Tralee Imperials claimed victory in a very well contested local derby with St. Brendan’s played at Presentation Gym last Sunday. Imperials got off to a much better start and led by eleven 19-8 at the end of the first quarter.

It was a lead they would maintain throughout the game and it was testament to St. Brendan’s that they went score for score with their local rivals from there on. The second quarter saw Brendan’s find their range but Imperials still managed to edge the quarter by 2 points and held a 13 point advantage at the half time break as the host defence struggled with the attacking threat of Dara Devine and Ryan Leonard.

However Brendan’s shooting improved considerably in the second half and with Dominic Craig, Ama Lelental and Kasparas Bulrytlas landing some fine scores the home side went basket for basket in the third and fourth quarters. Imperials managed to keep their lead in double figures and saw out their win in style by thirteen in the end on a scoreline of 61-48.

Players and scorers: Kasparas Bulrytlas 18, Dominic Craig 11, David McCarthy 8, Shane O’Connell 4, Ama Lelental 5, James Roche, Benas Zymantas


Boys U-18 Div 1 County League and Cup

KCYMS 81 St. Brendan’s 41

Boys U-16 Div 1

Tralee Imperials 46 St. Brendan’s 41

Boys U12 Pool 3

St. Paul’s 28 St. Brendan’s 15


Boys U-16 Div 1 County League

Friday 20th November at 8.00pm

St. Brendan’s v Glenbeigh at Moyderwell

Boys U-18 Div 1 County League

Saturday 21st November at 7.00pm

St. Brendan’s v St. Mary’s at Moyderwell

Ladies Div 2 County League

Monday 23rd November at 7.00pm

St. Brendan’s v Ballybunion Wildcats at Moyderwell


St. Brendan’s Basketball Club Training Times for 2015/2016 are now confirmed. The venue is Moyderwell Hall.

Boys and Girls Academy 5yrs-9yrs
Tuesday 5-6pm

Saturday 10-11am

Girls U10s

Friday 6-7pm

Boys U10s
Wednesdays 6.30-8pm

Sunday 9.30-10.30am

U12s (A)
Tuesday 6-7pm

Sunday 11.30-12.30pm
U12s (B)
Thursday 6-7pm

Sunday 10.30-11.30am

U14s (A)
Wednesday 5-6.30pm

Sunday 1.30-2.30pm
U14s (B)
Tuesday 7-8pm

Sunday 12.30-1.30pm

U16s (A)
Monday 6-7pm

Friday 7-8pm

U16s (B)
Thursday 8-9pm

Sunday 2.30-3.30pm


Tues 8pm-9pm

U18s and U20s
Saturday 7pm – 9pm

Senior Men
Wednesday 8pm-9pm

Senior Ladies
Monday 7-8pm

Thursday 7-8pm

Senior Men and Senior Ladies interested in playing this year please get in contact with Claire O’Sullivan or Fergal O’Sullivan. New players always welcome.

Please be aware that due to registration with Basketball Ireland and KABB, all players and teams must be registered as soon as possible. If you are interested in playing this year get in contact with your coaches and let them know.


St. Brendan’s Basketball Club has officially started back with their Juvenile Academy for boys and girls for the new season and is actively encouraging budding young basketball enthusiasts to join.

The club, which was founded 20 years ago to cater for boys in the Tralee area, has grown enormously since then. The club now caters for boys and girls in their Academy and boys in the Under-10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and under-20 age groups, as well as at Senior Men and Senior Women level.

Our Academy is an integral and important part of the continuing development of the club. The Academy times are as follows Tues 5-6pm and Sat 10am – 11am for the 5 to 9 year olds. Our Academy is held at Moyderwell Gym with our coaches Linda Raymond and Charles O’Sullivan and players Michael O’Donnell and Arianne Finnegan. The cost of the Academy is just 3 euro per hour.

For more information on our Academy please contact 086 871 9335 or 086 862 5932

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