St Brendan’s Basketball Club News

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By Alan Cantwell

Lee Strand U18 Div 1

St.Brendan’s 42 KCYMS 65

St. Brendan’s welcomed a strong KCYMS side full of Irish internationals to Moyderwell and the Killorglin side got of to a good start with baskets from former Brendan’s player David McCarthy and Liam Croke. Brendan’s reply came from Aaron Fleming who landed a couple of scores.

Good defence by Steven, Lawrence, Padraig and Rap from Brendan’s managed to keep KCYMS score down. The second quarter was a low scoring quarter with both defences coming out on top. The first half ended Brendan’s 16 KCYMS 39.

The third quarter was much better from Brendan’s with Rap hitting two big 3’s and Danny coming off the bench to get another 3 pointer.

In the last quarter Brendan’s kept the scoreboard ticking over with Dominic scoring a 3 followed by another basket, Steve and Aaron got 2 each and George scored the last basket of the game. There was also good defence from Gary to keep KCYMS to 6 points in this quarter. Final score St. Brendan’s 42 KCYMS 65. It was a good effort from coaches Ger and Donald.

Lee Strand Boys U14 Div 2

St. Anne’s 50 St. Brendan’s 49

St. Brendan’s had their first away game of the season last Friday against St. Anne’s, Farranfore and what a cracker it turned out to be. The home side dominated the first quarter and found themselves down by 13 pts.

The second quarter saw Brendan’s settle into the game, playing stronger defence and getting more of our own rebounds. The deficit was 9 pts at half time. Brendan’s continued to dominate both offensively and defensively in the third quarter and outscored St. Anne’s by 11 pts to 5.

Brendan’s were 5 down going into the final quarter but contested and fought for every ball to draw the game at 43pts each at the final whistle. An extra period of 3 minutes saw the lead change a number of times, however Brendan’s were a little unlucky to be down by a single point at the end.
Team: Cathal Concagh, David Scally, Evan Healy, Fiachra O’Connor, Jack Murphy, Joseph O’Sullivan, Lucca O’Carroll, Ruairi Halloran, Shane Kelly, Shane Cotter, Dean Dunne Hourigan, Jack McCormack

Cork County U16 League

Blue Demons 48 St. Brendan’s 63

The team traveled to Cork to take on Blue Demons in the Cork County League. Brendan’s got off to a great start thanks to the great offensive work of Rap Buivydas but Demons fought back well with top class defence in particular from Enda O’Connor.

Brendan’s led at the end of the 1st quarter but some indifferent defence allowed Demons take the lead midway through the second. However baskets from Jack Tobin, James Fernane and Gearoid Coffey got Brendan’s back on terms at the end of the half. The 3rd quarter saw Brendan’s assert control with James Fernane and Luke Chester providing solid defence and controlled the tempo in the final quarter and ran out winners by 15pts.

Top scorers: Rap Buivydas 30, James Fernane 19, Jack Tobin 6, Enda O’Connor 6, Gearoid Coffey 2

Lee Strand Boys U16 Div 1

St. Brendan’s 71 St. Mary’s 29

St. Brendan’s overcame local rivals St. Mary’s with an emphatic win in Moyderwell last week. The Castleisland side had edged out Brendan’s in the pre-season tournament and it was clear from the outset that the home side were set to avenge that result.

Brendan’s produced a complete team performance at both ends of the floor limiting St. Mary’s to tough shots, while finishing strong at the basket. Running the bench was key to the win with Peter Kearns, Jack Duggan, Jimi O Sullivan and Jack Bourke all providing great minutes. Brendan’s ran out comfortable winners 71-29.

Scorers: Rap Buivydas 20 Enda O Connor 19, James Fernane 12, Jack Tobin 8, Gearoid Coffey 5, Jack Bourke 3, Peter Kearns 2, Jack Duggan 2, Jimi O’Sullivan

Lee Strand Boys U14 Div 1

St. Brendan’s 40 St. Bridget’s 25

The St Brendan’s U-14 A team had a nervous start to their home game against St. Bridget’s of Currow last Friday night. The visitors started strongly and were leading by 11 points to 8 at the end of the first quarter.

The home team rallied strongly in the second however, and with some great support play, Kieran Arellano and Gary Lynch racked up 12 points between them.

Their team mates Jack Doyle, Simon Carey and Donal O’Sullivan’s hard work in defence meant that St. Bridget’s were restricted to 2 points for their efforts and the home team were leading 24 – 13 at halftime St. Brendan’s defence was very controlled again in the third as they only conceded 1 basket with Andrew Wallace, Cian Griffin and Coren Hughes all registering scores.

The final quarter was a more even affair with Eddie Sheehy, Olaf Michalczuk and Kristen Ycasas all featuring. In the end St. Brendan’s proved too strong for the visiting team and ran out 40 – 25 winners. Well done to both teams with great basketball skills displayed by both teams.

Team Scorers: Kieran Arellano 11, Coren Hughes 6, Andrew Wallace 5, Gary Lynch 4, Simon Carey 4, Eddie Sheehy 4, Donal O’Sullivan 2, Jack Doyle 2, Cian Griffin 2


Lee Strand Boys U12 Div 1

St. Brendan’s 20 St. Joseph’s 29

Lee Strand Boys U16 Div 3

Kenmare Kestrels 34 St. Brendan’s 45

Lee Strand Academy Girls Div 1

St. Brendan’s 9 Glenbeigh Falcons 32

Lee Strand Academy Boys Div 1

St. Brendan’s 32 KCYMS 30

Lee Strand Boys U14 Div 1

Caherciveen 28 St. Brendan’s 32

Lee Strand Academy Boys U12 Div 1

KCYMS 46 St. Brendan’s 35

Lee Strand Academy Girls Div 1

Kenmare Kestrels 18 St. Brendan’s 12


Friday 3rd November

Lee Strand U18 Div 2

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

Monday 6th November

Lee Strand Academy Boys Div 1

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

Tuesday 7th November

Lee Strand U16 Boys Div 1

TK Bobcats v St. Brendan’s at 6.45pm in John Mitchels Sports Complex


Training times for the 2017/18 season at Moyderwell Hall are as follows:

Academy (Coaches: Charles/Linda/Pa/Dusan)

The academy takes place every Tuesday in Moyderwell for 4 to 6 year olds from 4.30pm to 5.15pm and 7 to 9 year olds from 5.15pm to 6.00pm

Boys U10s (Coach: Noelle Kingston)

Tuesday 6.00pm to 7.00pm and Friday 5.00pm to 6.00pm

Boys U11s (Coaches: Amy Quirke/Joe Quirke)

Monday 6.00pm to 7.00pm and Friday 5.00pm to 6.00pm

Girls U10s (Coach: Denis Sugrue)

Friday 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Girls U11s (Coach: Deirdre Hartnett)

Thursday 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Skills Session – Cost €2.00 per player

(Coaches: Goran Pantovic/Trae Pemberton)

Monday 4.45pm to 5.45pm (Boys)

Wednesday 4.45pm to 5.45pm (Girls)

Boys U12s (Coach: Cyril Wallace)

Wednesday 6.00pm to 7.00pm and Sunday 10.00am to 11.00am

Boys U14A (Coach: Tony Griffin)

Tuesday 7.00pm to 8.00pm & Sunday 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Boys U14B (Coaches: Liam O’Dowd/Mike O’Halloran)

Friday 7.00pm to 8.00pm & Sunday 11.00am to 12.00pm

Boys U14C (Coach: Nathan Roche/Pa Clifford)

Tuesday 8.00pm to 9.00pm & Sunday 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Boys U16A (Coaches: Fergal O’Sullivan/Pa Carey)

Thursday 7.00pm to 8.00pm & Sunday 3.00pm to 4.00pm

Boys U16B (Coaches: Pa Carey/Charles O’Sullivan)

Wednesday 7.00pm to 8.00pm & Sunday 2.00pm to 3.00pm

U18s (Coaches: Ger Donnelly/Denis Sugrue/Donald Fok-Saeng)

Friday 8.00pm to 9.00pm & Sunday 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Senior Ladies

Monday 7.30pm to 8.30pm & Wednesday 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Senior Men

Monday 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Thursday 8.00pm to 10.00pm


The Garvey’s Tralee Warriors enjoyed back to back wins over the Bank Holiday weekend and now sit on top of the Super League table. On Saturday night they registered a great win away to rivals Pyrobel Killester in Clontarf with Trae Pemberton top scoring 30 points on the way to a 90-78 win.

On Bank Holiday Monday they backed up that win with a 80-71 victory over Éanna from Dublin at a packed Tralee Sports Complex with Pemberton also top scoring again with 28 points. Next up is a home date with UCD Marian on Saturday night with tip off at 8.00pm at the Tralee Sports Complex. Supporters are advised to get to the venue early as a bumper crowd is expected.

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