Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

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Tralee ImperialsTralee Imperials travel to Oranmore this Friday (18th) to take on Maree in the quarterfinal of the Hula Hoop U18 Men’s National Cup.

Tralee qualified for the last 8 with impressive wins over Kilkenny Stars, Ongar Chasers, Limerick Celtics and Sligo All Stars in the qualifiers last month. They are also currently undefeated in the u18 county league with 4 wins from 4.

The team are as follows: Philip Corkery, Michael Linnane, Deagl├ín Crowe, Ryan Leonard, Patrick Kearney, Keelan Crowe, Dara Devine, Tristan Raymond, Rory O’Connor, Kieran Mangan, Dovydas Baltonis and Robbie Dinan.

Coach: John Dowling. Assistant coach: Rick Leonard. Best of luck to the boys and their coaches and thanks to Dave and our team sponsor, Leahy Construction Ltd. Keep up-to-date with the game via the club’s Facebook page: Tralee Basketball Club. Tip off is @ 8pm Friday 18th Dec.

Tralee Imperials had a 65-41 victory over KCYMS in their latest county league game on Monday 7th December.

Both teams were yet to lose a game this season in the league, with 3 wins each. However, Tralee were the stronger side on the night and led 27-19 at half time.

Top scorers: Tralee – Leonard 23, Devine 12, Dinan 8; KCYMS – O’Shea 12, O’Sullivan 10, Croke 10. Final score: Tralee 65 KCYMS 41.

Next league game v St. Mary’s in Castleisland @ 1pm 19th December. County cup semi final v Gneeveguilla in Rathmore @ 7.30pm 21st December.

Team Garveys travelled the long journey to Methodist College, Queen’s University, Belfast.
We started the first quarter gaining possession and a first score from Rheanne, Ulster played tight defense keeping our players out from under the boards, we excelled on steals with with fast breaks gaining some valuable scores and getting fouled and going to the line for free throws a number of times, giving Team Garveys a one point lead at the end of the first quarter 22-21

Starting the second quarter with a big three point play from Laura Hoffman our team played a running game, it was neck and neck at this point four mins to the half when Casandrea hit a 2 point score followed very soon afterwards by a big three point play delivering a very comfortable 4 point lead at half time, coach Bersen and Diggins were very optimistic at this point. Garveys 39 Ulster 35.

Both teams went into the second half eager to gain scores to enable their team to get ahead, it was score for score with Deirdre Geaney and Amanda Brosnan both getting fouled foing to the board consectively and also gaining more points on the free throw line to show another one point lead to Team Garveys at the end of the third quarter 57-58

Final quarter was very exciting as at one point Ulster had a nine point lead ahead but Garveys pulled the score back to three points between the teams, some of our players were in foul trouble but it didn’t knock their spirit, they played their hearts out fighting for every ball, just three mins to go Ulster got on top of this match and hit two three point shots to close out the game. Final Score Team Garveys 71 Ulster Rockets 81

Top Scorers
Casandrs Buckley – 14
Deirdre Geaney – 12
Rheanne O’Shea – 12
Laura Hoffman – 11
Amanda Brosnan – 11 each

under 12 boys division 1
Tralee Imperials 17 v 32 St.Brendans

under 14 girls division 1
Tralee Imperials 26 v 24 Cahersiveen

under 12 girls division 3
Tralee Imperials 40 v 4 Gneeveguilla B

under 14 girls division 2
Tralee Imperials 9 v 27 KCYMS

Academy boys
Tralee Imperials 16 v 41 Rathmore

under 14 boys division 2
Tralee Imperials 21 v 47 St.Pauls

Thank you to everyone who gave generously on Saturday. We had a great day.
A special thanks to Geraldine and Helen Collins who made up two amazing hampers that were raffled off.

Thanks to James in Cumann Iosaef as always for his continuous help.

We would like to remind you that the Academy is now finished until January the 16th. A text will be sent out closer to the date to remind you

If anyone wants a last minute present, please contact Helen at 087 7677449.

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