Trale Imperials Basketball Club News

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All smiles after a great season for Under 12 T2.

The season continues to wind down with many teams enjoying end of season parties.


U12 Boys T2


Tralee Imperials 16-21 St. Joseph’s 25/03/22

Q1 Tralee Imperials 6-6 St. Joseph’s

Q2 Tralee Imperials 8-15 St. Joseph’s

Q3 Tralee Imperials 16-19 St. Joseph’s

Q4 Tralee Imperials 16-21 St. Joseph’s

This was the boys final game of the season. Going in to the last quarter there was only three points in it but St. Joseph’s came back strong. Imperials never lost determination and tried their level best to score.

The boys have shown great improvement with every game. They have really enjoyed their season and are looking forward to meeting up again next season.


U14 Boys T1

Tralee Imperials 37- 56 St. Brendan’s 23/03/22

Q1:  Imperials 8   St Brendan’s 10

Q2:  Imperials 21 St Brendan’s 35

Q3:  Imperials 30 St Brendan’s 39

Q4:  Imperials 37 St Brendan’s 56

This was Imperials final game of the season and they started well some nice scores from Conor McGibney and Ruairi Kennedy. A strong second half from Imperials again with Jamie O’Keeffe firing home some lovely jump shots and Eoghan Crowley playing good defence but they were having difficulty with St Brendan’s height advantage under the basket and were trailing 21 to 35 at half time. A good spread of scores throughout the team in the second half saw everyone contributing in either offence or defence but it wasn’t to be their night.

Scorers: Conor McGibney 12, Jamie O’Keeffe 7, Ruairi Kennedy & Jack Noonan 4, Luke Gannon 3, Eoghan Murphy, Nathan Hill O’Shea & Oran O’ Donoghue 2 and Eoghan Crowley 1.

It closed what has been a tough season for the boys but they are a spirited group who love the sport and I have no doubt they will return bigger and stronger next year. They can be very proud of themselves for constantly putting in a huge effort even when they were chasing the game they never gave up and improved with every game and were a pleasure to work with. A huge thanks to coaches Jerome, Henrique and Mike for their commitment to the boys throughout the year and to Sinead Egan for helping out with the table. And a final thank you to the club and all the parents for the support and bringing the boys to training and games around the county throughout the year. Take a well-earned rest and see ye all next year.

U14 Boys T1 enjoying some pizza at their last training session of the season


St. Mary’s 56-46 Tralee Imperials 24/03/22

We travelled to Castleisland to play our final game of the season against St Mary’s.

We started the game with great tempo and thanks to some great team defense and transition we jumped into an early lead and led at the end of the first quarter 10-15.

We kept up the same effort and intensity in the second period and managed to extend our lead to 20-30 by halftime.

Castleisland’s size and experience was obvious in the third quarter and with our lads tiring we struggled to keep our lead. We got a few crucial scores near the end of the third to head in to the final quarter trailing by one point 39-38.

The final quarter saw an exciting see saw battle where both teams traded leads on numerous occasions and with 2 minutes left we were just 2 points behind.  A couple of bounces didn’t go our way and we had to send our opponents to the foul line to try to salvage the win. Unfortunately for us they were flawless from the foul line and we ended up on the losing side 56-46.

We put up a fantastic fight and with three players unavailable we travelled with just 6 u16 players and Ruairi from the U14 team.

It has been a tough season with injuries and sickness but the boys have improved immensely and we look forward to continuing our progress next season.


Jamie Burke 14

Ryne Ybanez 11

Sean Og Brosnan 11

Tomas Kennedy 10

U18 Boys


Tralee Imperials 57-48 St. Brendan’s 21/03/22

On Monday night we took on local rivals St Brendan’s in our penultimate game in Division 1 of the County League.

In a fast paced first quarter we struggled to get into our flow but stayed within touching distance thanks to some great shooting from Aivaras Uosis. We trailed 14-20 at the end of the first.

Our defensive intensity really picked up in the second quarter and this really set the tone for the rest of the game. Cian Dillane, Daniel and Oisin grabbed numerous rebounds in the period and with Aivaras patrolling the paint we limited our opponents to just 3 points in the second period. Roan and Oisin hit a few baskets to help us into a halftime lead 39-23.

The third quarter was a low scoring affair but with Cian Moran hitting a few scores we managed to maintain our 7 point lead heading into the fourth quarter ahead 38-31.

Brendan’s pressed hard in the final quarter but we managed to keep our noses in front to complete a 57-48 win to go top of the league.

We now look forward to a tough away trip to St Bridget’s next week in our final county league game.


Aivaras Uosis 22

Oisin McGibney 11

Roan Grattan 10

Daniel Osayanrhion 5

Cian Moran 4

Cian Dillane 3

Jack Dakissia 2

U12 Girls T2 enjoying the end of the season

U12 Girls T2 celebrating the end of the season


Any outstanding monthly training fees for juvenile (u12-u18) and senior teams can be paid online via ClubZap app or the Club Shop on the website

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Garvey’s Tralee Warriors defeated DBS Eanna 75-57 in a thrilling semifinal on Sunday afternoon with some big performances including our very own Keelan Crowe. This sets up a Superleague final against C&S Neptune, a repeat of this year’s National Cup final. Warriors remain on course for the double and we wish the team the best of luck. The final will take place on Saturday 2nd April @7pm in the National Basketball Arena Tallaght with tickets on sale via Basketball Ireland’s website. #ComeOnTralee!!!

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