St Brendan’s Basketball Club News

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ST. BRENDAN’S BASKETBALL CLUB NOTES
RESULTS
Ladies Div 2

St Brendan’s 53

Kenmare Kestrels 44

Both sides started off very tight with basket for basket with the home side coming out on top leading the end of the first quater 12-8pts.

Second quarter Kenmare Kestrels picked up the pace with great defence by their post players keeping the home side at bay and great rebounding by Rebecca Spellman, Eilean Quaid and Katie Costello leaving St Brendan’s leading 23-21 at half time.

Third quater St Brendan’s found their range with great shooting by Jillian Kierns and Claire O Sullivan, winning that quarter comfortably leading 34-23 going into the final stages.

The fourth quarter Kenmare Kestrels battled hard and outscored Brendan’s but baskets by Elaine Bailey and Laura Griffin saw the home side win out comfortably.

St. Brendan’s: Claire O’Sullivan 15, Katie Costello 12, Eimear Quaid 9, Jillian Kerins 7, Elaine Bailey 4, Laura Griffin 4, Rebecca Spellman 2

OTHER RESULTS

Leestrand Boys U12 Div 2

St. Brendan’s 27 St. Bridget’s 25
Friday 3rd March

Leestrand Boys U16 Div 3

St. Brendan’s 35 St. Mary’s 37

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 3

St. Brendan’s 29 Kenmare Kestrels 35
Saturday 4th March

Leestrand Boys U12 Div 2

Kenmare Kestrels 25 St. Brendan’s 22

Leestrand Academy Boys Pool 1

St. Brendan’s 27 St. Joseph’s 33
Sunday 5th March

Leestrand Boys U12 Plate Final

Caherciveen 29 St. Brendan’s 26

Leestrand Boys U16 Div 3

Rathmore 47 St. Brendan’s 41

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 1

St. Brendan’s 44 Glenbeigh Falcons 26

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 3

St Brendan’s 30 St. Colman’s 20

Leestrand Boys U16 Div 1

St. Brendan’s 46 Tralee Imperials 35
FIXTURES

Wednesday 8th March

Leestrand Academy Boys Pool 1

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

Ladies Div 2

KCYMS v St. Brendan’s at 7.15pm in Killorglin Sports Complex
Saturday 11th March

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 2

Tralee Tigers BC v St. Brendan’s at 11.00am in Tralee Sports Complex

Leestrand Boys U12 Div 2

St. Brendan’s v Tralee Imperials at 5.00pm in Moyderwell School

Sunday 12th March

Leestrand Boys U16 Div 3

St. Mary’s v St. Brendan’s at 1.00pm in Castleisland Community Centre

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 2

Cahersiveen v St. Brendan’s at 1.45pm in Colaiste na Sceilge

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 3

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

Leestrand Boys U12 Div 2

St. Brendan’s v Gneeveguilla at 10.00am in Moyderwell School

U8s AND U10s BASKETBALL GAMES IN BALLYBUNION

The St. Brendan’s Boys who defeated Ballybunion Wildcats 21-8 in a friendly match in Ballybunion on Sunday. Back L to R: Ryan Sheehy, Fionn Daly, Seán Cantwell Front L to R; Dara Wallace, Donnacha Hartnett

Congratulations and well done to both our U8 and U10 Boys and Girls squads who played so well in Ballybunion last Sunday.

The U8 boys got the action under way on Sunday morning against the Wildcats on won out on a scoreline of 21-8 with some great scores from Ryan Sheehy, Sean Cantwell and Dara Wallace.

The U10s followed up with another win for St. Brendan’s with great performances from Jamie McCarthy, Liam Cooper and Tadgh Falvey. The U8 and U10 girls showed off their skills against the Wildcats in two exciting games with Avril Doyle, Orla Costello, Caoimhe Fernane, Lauren O’Dwyer and Aoife Cooper playing well for Brendan’s.

The continuing training is paying dividends with both the boys and girls displaying some great shooting as well as really good defence. Thanks to coaches Deirdre Hartnett and Amy Quirke for managing the two squads on the day.

Thanks to the Ballybunion Wildcats club for their hospitality and also to former St. Brendan’s stalwart Vinnie Murphy who gave a top class performance of refereeing the games, instructing the teams on the rules and informing them of his decisions.

The St. Brendan’s Girls squad with coach Deirdre Hartnett who were in action against the Wildcats in Ballybunion last Sunday.

GARVEY’S TRALEE WARRIORS

The Garvey’s Tralee Warriors relentless winning streak continued on Saturday night when they made it ten Superleague victories in a row with a 68-61 win over Griffith Swords Thunder at a packed Tralee Sports Complex.

Trae Pemberton again topped the scoring charts for the Warriors with 25 and despite the quality of the overall team performance not quite matching the heroics they showed in UCD the previous week, it proved enough to take the Tralee side to 48 points on the table just three points behind Swords and six behind top of the table Templeogue.

The Warriors face a tough test this weekend when they travel to Inchicore to face the League leaders in a showdown that could go a long way to deciding the final placings for the playoffs at the end of the month.

The last game of the home and away fixtures takes place on Saturday 18th March when the Warriors welcome the UL Eagles to the Tralee Sports Complex for final home game of the season.

Make a date for the diary and don’t miss out on what promises to be a great send off for the Warriors as they prepare for the business end of the season.

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