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St. Brendan's U-18s

The St. Brendan’s U18s who took part in the Pool Section of the U18 National Cup in Letterkenny at the weekend. They are pictured with Coach Charles O’Sullivan.


Men’s Div 1 County League

St Brendan’s 76-52 KCYMS

St Brendan’s hosted KCYMS last Sunday in Moyderwell Hall. We started the game at an intense pace scoring 12 points without a reply.


That work rate continued throughout the quarter and thanks to 17 first quarter points from Kieran Donaghy we led 26-10 after the first 10 mins. KCYMS who compete at National League level reacted well and started a fight back.

Baskets from cousins Fergal and Darren O’Sullivan put the pressure back on Killorglin and we led 43-24 at the half time break.

A little complacency set in but great defensive work from Rob Mulcahy and Conor Donaghy ensured the lead of 19 remained in place after the 3rd period. The youthful 36 year old Kieran Donaghy proved once again in the final quarter how he competed at the highest level for so many years with great passing, rebounding and scoring.

Jason Quirke also impressed with some good steals and assists. We won the final quarter to extend the lead and ran out comfortable winners with a scoreline of 76-52.

Players and Scoreres: Kieran Donaghy 31, Fergal O Sullivan 25 (30 shots), Darren O Sullivan 12, Jason Quirke 4, Conor Donaghy 2, Rob Mulcahy 2, Nathan Roche.

We would like to congratulate Killorglin on their National League success to date and best of luck for the rest of the year flying the flag for Kerry Basketball. We would also like to thank The Castle Bar for there continued support and to new club sponsors Paddy Power.

Upcoming Fixtures:-

Friday 13th November Away vs Portlaoise Panthers at 8pm 2nd Round National Cup

Sun 15th Home vs St Pauls at 3.30pm County League

Sun 25th Home vs St Marys at 3.30pm County League

U14 Boys Div 1 County League

St Brendan’s 43-32 TK Cougars

Our U14s hosted Cougars last Sunday morning in the County League. After winning our first league game we hoped to keep a winning record at home.

Cougars started the game stronger and took an early lead. Rap Buivydas who dominated on the boards chipped in 4 pts along with 4pts from Jimi O Sullivan and a further 2 pts from Jack Bourke saw us lead 10-9.

Captain Enda O Connor put on an exceptional display in the 2nd quarter and with the help of Peter Kearns we led 22-11 at half time. TK Cougars hit back at the start of the 3rd period with some sloppy play from our boys the visitors closed the gap to 5 pts entering the last quarter of play.

A strong final quarter saw our boys win out by an 11 point margin and remain undefeated in the league.

Players and Scorers:- Enda O Connor 14, Rap Buivydas 13, Jimi O Sullivan 6, Peter Kearns 4, Cian Devine 2, Jack Bourke 2, Jack Duggan 2, Darragh O Sullivan, Mikey McCarthy, Tadgh Reen, Tom Scally

Upcoming Fixtures:-

Sat 21st Trip to Cork for a County Board U14 Tournament

Sun 22nd Home vs St Anne’s at 1.30pm County League

Thurs 26th Away vs St Bridget’s at 8pm County League

Sun 29th Home vs KCYMS at 1.30pm Cup Quarter Final

U14 Div 3 Pool A

St. Brendan’s 43

St. Marys 47

This local derby produced a really exciting game of basketball. The first quarter was evenly matched ending with St. Mary’s 10-9 up.

Mary’s totally dominated the 2nd quarter scoring 14 while Sean Dillane and Matthew Hussey each had a basket for Brendans.

At half-time Brendans were 11 points down. Quarter 3 Brendans played smarter and worked harder and with good hustling by Joshua Roche, Liam Kingston and Graham Sheehy set Garry Lynch off on a fast break.

He drove and dished to Liam Kingston who scored nicely. Graham Sheehy was fouled shooting and swished his two free shots. Shortly afterwards he had two fast break baskets. Sheehy, Lynch and Kingston had 19 points in the quarter to Mary’s 8, tying the game at 32 each.

Quarter 4 was neck and neck and when Jack Clapham was fouled while shooting, he made the shot and the free throw which followed. Mary’s ball carrier responded with a basket followed shortly by 2 successful free throws.

Sam McCarthy got a basket but Mary’s again responded. Jack Clapham, Daniel Bowler and Graham Sheehy all scored and with a minute to play Mary’s were up by a basket. The visitors defence withheld the pressure and the game finished with a 47-43 win for Mary’s in what was a really good game of basketball.

Players & scorers: Graham Sheehy 13; Garry Lynch 9; Liam Kingston 8; Jack Clapham 5; Sean Dillane 2; Sam McCarthy 2; Daniel Bowler 2; Matthew Hussey 2; Denis Malihin; Joshua Roche; Ryan McHugh; Declan Mangan.

U12 County League Basketball

Glenbeigh Falcons 19 St Brendan’s 29

A good opening quarter dominated by Edward Sheehy with 4 pts ably assisted by 2 pts each from the ever improving Cillian Litchfield and Jack Doyle saw us lead 8-3 entering the 2nd period. Glenbeigh to their credit came into the game in the 2nd quarter & outscored us 6-5 with our scores coming from Simon Carey (2), Koren Huges (2) and Jack Doyle (1) giving us a half time of 13-9. Scores in the 2nd half came from Donal O’Sullivan (2), Jack Doyle (4), Cian Griffin (2), Edward Sheehy (2), Simon Carey (2) & a superb breakaway basket from Andrew Wallace which was crucial as Glenbeigh had reduced our lead to just 4 pts at that stage.

While scoring 29 pts against a strong Glenbeigh team was pleasing it was the defensive performance of the entire team that is worth mentioning. Donal O’Sullivan & Cian Griffin, along with Simon Carey & Tom Flavin dominated the rebounds, against far bigger opponents.

Koren Huges, Jack Doyle & Cillian Litchfield also put in incredible performances in this half. The defensive work rate of Edward Sheehy & Jack Doyle throughout the game was immense. There is a willingness to fight for every loose ball by each & every player on the team. This was never more evident than in the final quarter when the character of this young team shone through and saw them win by a 10pt margin on a final score of Glenbeigh 19 St. Brendan’s 29.

Boys U-12 Pool 3

St. Brendan’s 11 St. Bridget’s 44

Hula Hoops Basketball Ireland U18s National Cup

Well done to our U18s who competed in the Pool stages of the U18 National Cup last weekend in Letterkenny. They got their campaign off to a winning start with a 43-39 win over the hosts Letterkenny Blaze. However defeat to local rivals St. Mary’s Castleisland by 61-35 was followed with another loss to a very good Killester outfit from Dublin. To their credit St. Mary’s went onto face the invincible Neptune from Cork in the Final of the Pool but it was the Leesiders that prevailed easily with a 100-53 win. Thanks to the coaches and to both Charles and Pa for transporting the St. Brendan’s troops on the long trek to Donegal and back.


Boys U-18 Div 1 County League and Cup

Friday 13th November at 7.00pm

KCYMS v St. Brendan’s at Killorglin Sports Complex

Boys U-16 Div 1

Friday 13th November at 6.00pm

Tralee Imperials v St. Brendan’s at Mounthawk
Boys U12 Pool 3

Friday 13th November at 6.30pm

St. Paul’s v St. Brendan’s at The Aura, Killarney

Mens County League Div 1

Sunday 15th November at 3.30pm

St. Brendan’s v St. Paul’s at Moyderwell

Ladies Div 2

Sunday 15th November at 6.30pm

TK Lixnaw v St. Brendan’s at Lixnaw Community Centre

Boys U-18 Div 1 County League

Sunday 15th November at 7.00pm

St. Brendan’s v Tralee Imperials at Moyderwell

St. Brendan’s Basketball Club Training Times for 2015/2016 are now confirmed. The venue is Moyderwell Hall.

Boys and Girls Academy 5yrs-9yrs
Tuesday 5-6pm

Saturday 10-11am

Girls U10s

Friday 6-7pm

Boys U10s
Wednesdays 6.30-8pm

Sunday 9.30-10.30am

U12s (A)
Tuesday 6-7pm

Sunday 11.30-12.30pm
U12s (B)
Thursday 6-7pm

Sunday 10.30-11.30am

U14s (A)
Wednesday 5-6.30pm

Sunday 1.30-2.30pm
U14s (B)
Tuesday 7-8pm

Sunday 12.30-1.30pm

U16s (A)
Monday 6-7pm

Friday 7-8pm
U16s (B)
Thursday 8-9pm

Sunday 2.30-3.30pm


Tues 8pm-9pm

U18s and U20s
Saturday 7pm – 9pm

Senior Men
Wednesday 8pm-9pm

Senior Ladies
Monday 7-8pm

Thursday 7-8pm

Senior Men and Senior Ladies interested in playing this year please get in contact with Claire O’Sullivan or Fergal O’Sullivan. New players always welcome.

Please be aware that due to registration with Basketball Ireland and KABB, all players and teams must be registered as soon as possible. If you are interested in playing this year get in contact with your coaches and let them know.


St. Brendan’s Basketball Club has officially started back with their Juvenile Academy for boys and girls for the new season and is actively encouraging budding young basketball enthusiasts to join.

The club, which was founded 20 years ago to cater for boys in the Tralee area, has grown enormously since then. The club now caters for boys and girls in their Academy and boys in the Under-10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and under-20 age groups, as well as at Senior Men and Senior Women level.

Our Academy is an integral and important part of the continuing development of the club. The Academy times are as follows Tues 5-6pm and Sat 10am – 11am for the 5 to 9 year olds. Our Academy is held at Moyderwell Gym with our coaches Linda Raymond and Charles O’Sullivan and players Michael O’Donnell and Arianne Finnegan. The cost of the Academy is just 3 euro per hour.

For more information on our Academy please contact 086 871 9335 or 086 862 5932


The facilities at Moyderwell School will not be available to the club on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November due to the venue being used as part of the Tralee Circus Festival.

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