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Leestrand Boys U12 Div 2

St. Brendan’s 33 Gneeveguilla 17

St. Brendan’s had a great win against Gneeveguilla at home last Wednesday. Brendan’s made home advantage count and at the end of the first quarter led 10 – 3, David Scally opened the scoring followed by baskets from Shane Kelly, Olaf Michalezuk, Eoghan Bradshaw and Jack Murphy.

Seán Murphy was Gneeveguilla’s most influential player during this quarter. Brendan’s continued to dominate the second quarter with Kieran Arellano leading the charges and a basket each from Brian O’Donnell and Liam Óg O’Connor.

Shane Cotter and Harry Wallace worked tirelessly in defence and kept Gneeveguilla to a single point. Half time score 23 -4. Brendan’s continued to lead throughout the second half, Peter Doyle and Brayden Pierce distributed the ball well and Rory Clifford had a great score at the end of the third quarter to leave it 29 -11 going into the last quarter.  Brendan’s kept up the momentum in the fourth to secure the win 33 – 17.
Team: Peter, Brayden, Eoghan, Rory, David, Shane C, Shane K, Jack, Liam Óg, Harry, Kieran, Brian, Olaf

Leestrand Boys U12 Div 2

St. Brendan’s 24 St. Joseph’s 22
This was another home game for Brendan’s and another great win. There was never more than 3 points between the teams throughout the game.

Joseph’s had defeated Brendan’s earlier in the season and are top of the league table so this was a sweet victory. All team members contributed and worked tirelessly both in offence and defence.The team would like to wish Seán Naughton a speedy recovery after a recent operation.

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 3

St. Brendan’s 26 St. Joseph’s 50

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 3

St. Brendan’s 38 Gneeveguilla 42

Ladies Div 2

St. Joseph’s 58 St. Brendan’s 32


Wednesday 29th March

Leestrand Boys U12 Div 2

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

Congratulations to Neptune BC from Cork who won The Annual James Hobbart Memorial Tournament with a thrilling victory over KCYMS in the final.

The Cork side claimed victory with a buzzer beating layup with just 4 seconds left on the clock. Neptune’s talented underage star Cian Heaphy was the outstanding MVP.

The tournament took place at Moyderwell and Presentation Gyms in Tralee on Saturday and featured clubs from around Kerry as well as visiting teams from Sligo, Cork and Galway. A big thank you to Pa Carey and everyone involved in running the tournament which was, as always, brilliantly organised.


The Garvey’s Tralee Warriors travelled to Oranmore on Saturday to face the National League Division One champions Maree in the quarter final of Champions Trophy. The Warriors sealed a deserved if hard-earned win over the Galway side by 82-67 in front of a full house at the Calasanctius College.

Maree started well and were more than a match for their Superleague visitors leading at the end of the first quarter by 22-20. The Warriors took back the lead to edge the hosts by 41-39 at half time and stretched their advantage to a 64-52 at three quarter time.

With Trae Pemberton in fine shooting form contributing 31 points to the Warriors score assisted by Ryan Leonard with 15 and Kieran Donaghy with 14, the Tralee side booked their place in the Champions Trophy semi final against Swords Thunder on a final scoreline of 82-67. Tip off for the semi final is 6.00pm next Saturday the 1st April.

We wish the team and Coach Mark Bernsen and the rest of the management and committee the very best of luck at the playoffs in Letterkenny and hope that the Warriors can end their inaugural Superleague season with some silverware.

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