The St. Brendan’s Basketball Club would like to wish all the committee members, coaches, players and sponsors a very Happy Christmas and every best wish for a successful 2017.
RESULTS AND REPORTS
Boys U12 Div 2
St. Bridget’s 41
St. Brendan’s 36
St. Bridget’s hosted St. Brendan’s in Currow last Wednesday night. This was a tight battle right from the throw in with the lead changing hands throughout.
Both teams started strong with Olaf Michalezuk and Brian O’Donnell dominating the boards at both ends of the court and gave off some good passes to David Scally and Shane Kelly for scores.
David Healy stood out for Bridget’s during this quarter and levelled the score at 10pts each at the end of the first quarter.
Brendan’s dominated the second quarter with Eoghan Bradshaw and Rory Costello working hard in defence and Olaf and Brian again doing well on rebounds we had a half time lead of 21pts to 16.
However St Bridget’s took control in the third quarter and it was during this period that the game was won with David Healy and Eamon O’Mahony doing most of the damage. Going into the last quarter Brendan’s were 5pts down, a great rebound and pass by Brian O’Donnell put Shane Kelly in for a layup in the first minute of the of the quarter to reduce the deficit to 3pts, however it was score for score after this and despite Jack Murphy’s best efforts and two from two from the free throw line by Shane Cotter in the dying moments of the game time ran out for Brendan’s. The game ended with the final score of 41-36.
Team: Jack Murphy, David Scally, Brian O’Donnell, Eoghan Bradshaw, Rory Costello, Shane Cotter, Shane Kelly, Olaf Michalezuk
Kenmare Kestrels 14 St. Brendan’s 16
Our academy U11’s travelled to Kenmare Saturday and defeated a spirited Kenmare Kestrels on a score line of 14pts to 16pts. Down by 12pts to 2pts at the end of the first quarter Brendan’s pulled it back in the second to finish the half down 12pts to 10pts. The third and fourth quarters were all about defence from St. Brendan’s as we were able to keep Kenmare Kestrels to 2pts in the second half. Brendan’s offence did just enough to edge this tightly contested cup semi final on a scoreline of 14pts to 16pts.
Boys U14 Div 3
St. Brendan’s 33 St. Paul’s
Boys U14 Div 1
TK Cougars 29 St. Brendan’s 30
Boys U16 Div 1
Gneeveguilla 66 St. Brendan’s 51
Boys U18 Div 1
St. Brendan’s 62 Tralee Imperials 84
GARVEY’S TRALEE WARRIORS
The Garvey’s Tralee Warriors will welcome the UCC Demons to the Tralee Sports Complex on Friday 30th December for a Superlegaue showdown.
Following the Warriors win away to UL Eagles at the weekend they are now joint 4th on the table with the Demons and Pyrobel Killester.
A win at home to the UCC side will leave the Warriors in great shape heading into the fixtures in early 2017. Tip off for the big game on the Friday 30th at the Tralee Sports Complex is 8.00pm so get there early!