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ST. BRENDAN’S BASKETBALL CLUB NOTES

RESULTS

Leestrand Boys U12 Div 2

St. Brendan’s 39

Gneeveguilla 38

This was always going to be a cracker of a game and it certainly lived up to expectations with only a point separating the teams at the final whistle.

When these two teams met in the cup semi-final last week Brendan’s came out on top by 4 points so Gneeveguilla were hoping to reverse the result at home. Shane Kelly had the first basket for Brendan’s but was quickly cancelled out by Gneeveguilla’s danger man Seán Finnegan.

Kieran Arellano, who was being tightly marked from the outset this week, added another 3pts for Brendan’s. Brendan’s worked hard in defence to stop the threat of Finnegan.

Further baskets by Shane Kelly, David Scally and Brian O’Donnell gave Brendan’s a 3 point advantage at the end of the first quarter, 11pts to 8. Harry Wallace, returning from injury, was influential in the second quarter and added 5pts. Rory Clifford, Shane Cotter, Eoghan Bradshaw, Liam Óg O’Connor and Seán Naughton played great defence during this period to leave the score 17pts to 16 in favour of Gneeveguilla.

Strong rebounding and 4 points each from Kieran Arellano and Brian O’Donnell kept us in touch in the third quarter and half way through we were tied at 23pts each.

It was basket for basket as Seán Finnegan added another 6pts for Gneeveguilla. A basket each from Shane Kelly, Harry Wallace and Liam Óg gave Brendan’s a 2pt lead going into the final quarter. The last quarter was end-to-end stuff.

Brendan’s stuck to their game plan with Kieran and Brian adding 4pts each before Liam Óg added a final basket to leave the bare minimum between the teams at the final whistle. Final score 39 – 38. All present agreed that this was a great game of basketball and the standard for a division 2 game was excellent.

Team: David Scally, Harry Wallace, Liam Óg O’Connor, Seán Naughton, Brian O’Donnell, Rory Clifford, Kieran Arellano, Shane Kelly, Shane Cotter, Eoghan Bradshaw.
OTHER RESULTS

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 1

St. Mary’s 54 St. Brendan’s 45

Leestrand Boys U16 Div 1

KCYMS 60 St. Brendan’s 42

FIXTURES

Wednesday 1st March

Leestrand Boys U12 Div 2

St. Brendan’s v St. Bridget’s at 6.00pm in Moyderwell School

Ladies Div 2

St. Brendan’s v Kenmare Kestrels at 7.00pm in Moyderwell
Friday 3rd March

Leestrand Boys U16 Div 3

St. Brendan’s v St. Mary’s at 8.00pm in Moyderwell School

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 3

St. Brendan’s v Kenmare Kestrels at 7.00pm in Moyderwell School
Saturday 4th March

Leestrand Boys U12 Div 2

Kenmare Kestrels v St. Brendan’s at 3.00pm in Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine

Leestrand Academy Boys Pool 1

St. Brendan’s v St. Joseph’s at 5.00pm in Moyderwell School
Sunday 5th March

Leestrand Boys U16 Div 3

Rathmore v St. Brendan’s at 10.45am in Rathmore Sec School Gym

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 1

St. Brendan’s v Glenbeigh Falcons at 11.00am in Moyderwell School

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 3

St Brendan’s v St. Colman’s at 1.00pm in Moyderwell School

Leestrand Boys U16 Div 1

St. Brendan’s v Tralee Imperials at 2.00pm in Moyderwell
Monday 6th March

Men Div 1

St. Brendan’s v Tralee Imperials at 8.00pm in Moyderwell

GARVEY’S TRALEE WARRIORS

The Garvey’s Tralee Warriors have moved up to third on the Superleague table following a thrilling win over UCD Marian in Belfield on Saturday night.

Despite trailing by 17 at the half time break the Warriors stormed back into the game in the third and fourth quarters to prevail by three on a scoreline of  93-90.

Trae Pemberton led the scoring charts with 37 and with Kieran Donaghy adding a massive 23 the Warriors took a priceless three points from UCD and in turn overtook the Dublin side to move to third on the table.

The Warriors will host their keen rivals Griffith Swords Thunder this Saturday night in what promises to be a pulsating encounter in the Tralee Sports Complex.

It is second versus third on the table with a chance for the Warriors to cut the gap between the sides to just three points.

Tip off is at 8.00pm and the advice is to get to the venue early as a sell out is guaranteed. Following Saturday’s clash in Tralee, the Warriors have just two games remaining before the playoffs, a tough away trip to Inchicore to face Templeogue on the 11th March and a home tie with UL Eagles in their final game on March 18th.

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