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U10 games

ACADEMY

Our u10 Boys and Girls had a great morning in Moyderwell at the weekend. It was an action packed two hours of games against St. Brendan’s. The sides acquitted themselves very well. Well done to the teams and coaches Niamh and Erika. Thank you to Fergal and St. Brendan’s for hosting.

Midterm Break: No Academy or U10s this week (21st Feb and 24th Feb).

JUVENILES

U12 BOYS T1

A busy week of games for our boys.

St. Bridget’s 30-20 Tralee Imperials (14/02/22)

St. Anne’s 42-19 Tralee Imperials (18/02/22)

Q1. St. Anne’s 16-2 Tralee Imperials

Q2 St. Anne’s 30-10 Tralee Imperials

Q3 St. Anne’s 36-10 Tralee Imperials

Q4 St. Anne’s 42-19 Tralee Imperials

This was a tough game for our boys who faced the unbeaten league leaders from Currow.

Scorers: Tom Dawson, Shea Bowler & Rian Tuohy 4pts, Barry O’ Sullivan & Adam O’Brien 2pts, Calum Lacey, Robaird Foley & Jayden Tshikota 1pt

St. Mary’s 22-21 Tralee Imperials (20/02/22)

Q1 St. Mary’s 5-2 Tralee Imperials

Q2 St. Mary’s 9-8 Tralee Imperials

Q3 St. Mary’s 17-17 Tralee Imperials

Q4 St. Mary’s 22-21 Tralee Imperials

The boys are improving in every game and they showed that today. They all played brilliantly but were just unlucky in the end.

Scorers: Shea Bowler 9pts, Rian Tuohy & Alex O’Flaherty 4pts, Robaird Foley & Callum Lacey 2pts

U12 GIRLS T1

Tralee Imperials 31-11 St. Joseph’s (15/02/22)

U12 Girls T1 had a strong panel of 11 against St. Joseph’s.

The Imperials girls had a great 1st quarter with 3 on the score sheet 6 to 0 end of the first.

Imperials kept a strong hold throughout despite St Joseph’s best efforts.

Excellent shooting and superb team work led to a great win.

Final score 31 to 11.

Top scorers: Abby Crowley 8 points

U12 GIRLS T2

Tralee Imperials 20-12 KCYMS (19/02/22)

Well done to Tralee Imperials u12 girls who came out the victors in a tough game vs. KCYMS.

It was neck in neck in the first quarter with both teams scoring 6 points each. Imperials baskets coming from Yvie Ross, Lily Mai Bowler and Kaela Reidy.

Imperials had a strong 2nd quarter scoring 4 points to KCYMS no score. Baskets coming from Olivia Crean and Ava Flaherty.

Imperials took off in the 3rd quarter with 3 baskets from Lily Mai, and a basket each for Roisin Reidy and Sarah Slattery, keeping KCYMS scoreless in this quarter.

Imperials worked incredibly hard but a lot of their baskets didn’t drop and KCYMS showed great defence. KCYMS came back in the last quarter keeping Imperials scoreless and scoring 6 points themselves.

Final score Tralee Imperials 20 KCYMS 12.

This was a great team effort and this game will definitely stand to the girls. All players worked extremely hard on the court.

Well done girls.

U14 Boys T1

U14 BOYS T1

Rathmore Ravens 36-23 Tralee Imperials (20/02/22)

Q1  Rathmore 13-2 Tralee Imperials

Q2 Rathmore  29-4 Tralee Imperials

Q3  Rathmore  34-16 Tralee Imperials

Q4  Rathmore  36-23 Tralee Imperials

Tralee found it hard to settle into the game with Rathmore having a significant height advantage and were trailing 29 points to 4 at halftime.

The boys worked hard in the second half with some very good defence from Eoghan Crowley and Rodhan Culloo causing a few turnovers and helping Tralee get some badly needed scores on the board.

Unfortunately, the 25 point margin at half-time was too much to make up and they were chasing the game throughout.

They played really well in both quarters of the second half and will have learned a lot from this game on how to play to their strengths that will benefit them in their next fixture.

Scorers: Ruairi Kennedy 7, Conor McGibney 6, Eoghan Crowley & Justin O Halloran 4, Eoghan Murphy 2.

U14 Girls T1 with sponsors J.F. Flynn Construction

U14 GIRLS T1

TK Cougars 16-56 Tralee Imperials (15/02/22)

U14 Girls T1 made it 5 from 5 tonight with a good win against TK Cougars played in Killarney. It was a great team performance with all 9 players getting on the score sheet.

Quarter 1: Imperials started the game strong with Leipa Kaletkaite and Priya O’Donovan standing out for Imperials combining for 14 of Imperials 18 in the quarter. Score 18 – 2

The second quarter saw Imperials go with a smaller lineup which paid dividends on the fast break thanks to excellent defensive play from Saoirse McCarthy who had 5 steals in the quarter. Top scorers in this quarter were Anna Slattery and Sophie Mitchell. Half time score 32- 10

Third Quarter:  Imperials continued to control the game through strong rebounding from Anna’O Sullivan and Ciara Costello who set Anna Chute and Ashlyn Falvey up for numerous fast break scores. Score: 46 – 10

The final quarter saw Priya O’Donovan take over on the offensive end hitting shots from inside and outside. Continued defensive allowed Imperials to see out the match with all the girls getting good playing minutes. Final Score: 56 – 16

Scorers:
Priya O’Donovan   12
Sophie Mitchell     10
Leipa Kaletkaite, Anna O’Sullivan 8
Anna Slattery, Ashlyn Falvey   6
Anna Chute, Ciara Costello, Saoirse McCarthy   2

U14 Girls T1 delighted to have J.F. Flynn Construction Ltd. as team sponsors.

The U14 Girls were delighted to receive their team shooting and training tops kindly sponsored by J.F. Flynn Construction. John and Michelle have been great supporters of ladies teams in Tralee for a number of years and their generous support is greatly appreciated.

U14 Girls T2

U14 GIRLS T2

Tralee Imperials 23-24 TK Bobcats (16/02/22)

Our U14 Girls Team 2 continued their season on Wednesday evening at CBS The Green against TK Bobcats. Imperials were looking to maintain their good form with 7 wins from 8 on the board.

The game was a close encounter with scores at a premium, and both defences on top. Imperials began the game under pressure from a TK Bobcats side that were breaking fast. Katie Enright was having a great quarter for Imperials with multiple defensive rebounds and strong carries.

Katie and Abbey Stephenson combined well, and found Maria Walsh in space to open the Imperials account. Juliette Gleeson added to the Imperials score line with a great finish, after collecting an offensive rebound.

TK Bobcats with a narrow 6 – 4 lead at the end of quarter 1.

The 2nd quarter began well for TK Bobcats who were defending well and transitioning at pace. They added some early scores on the board to give them a slender advantage. Imperials responded as they always do with good team work and 100% effort. Strong running from Grace Reilly found Aoife O’Connell with Aoife duly obliging. Grace followed up with a brilliant effort after a great run from deep. Caoilainn Culloo was working hard and added a brilliant score, giving Imperials the advantage as the quarter progressed. The final score of the quarter fell to Grace Reilly, who finished well, after great work by Keelin Reidy.

The sides all square at 12 – 12 at the end of quarter 2.

Quarter 3 again began well for TK Bobcats with Imperials struggling to cope with the sustained pressure. Bobcats added to the scoreboard to move into the lead, and put some distance between the teams. Imperials were working hard and creating opportunities, but the final shots just not sticking.

Grace Reilly opened the Imperials account with a great layup after strong defensive work. Grace again added to the Imperials account moments later, after great work by Maria O’Connell. The final score of the quarter fell to Amber Ryan who carried magnificently and finished in style.

TK Bobcats continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over and extended the lead to 4. TK Bobcats with a 22 – 18 lead at the end of quarter 3.

The 4th quarter was end to end basketball with strong defensive work from both teams. Scores were again at a premium with both sides finding it difficult to finish. Sarah Slattery opened the Imperials account in quarter 4 with a brilliant long range effort, moving Imperials to within 2 of the opposition.

TK Bobcats again capitalised on a fast break and extended the advantage to 4, late in the quarter. With a score line of 24 – 20 entering the final minutes, Imperials rallied.

Sarah Slattery carried well and drew the foul. Sarah added 1 from the free throw line to reduce the deficit to 3. Aoife O’Connell added a great basket for the home side with a brilliant effort, after sustained Imperials pressure.

A score line of 24 – 23 with 1:22 on the clock. Imperials mounted attack after attack but great defensive work from Bobcats kept them at bay. Imperials got the final shot off with 2.2 seconds on the clock but it was not to be, TK Bobcats took the win on a final score line of 24-23.

Congratulations to TK Bobcats on a great win and for a very enjoyable and competitive game.

Thanks as always to our wonderful Table Officials and Referee.

Thanks to the supporters of both teams who were fantastic on the night.

The management team of Brenda, Leanne and William were proud of the girls performance, the girls giving it everything, and always supporting each other on the court and from the bench.

Imperials scorers.

Grace Reilly            8

Aoife O’Connell       4

Sarah Slattery         3

Maria Walsh            2

Caoilainn Culloo        2

Amber Ryan            2

Juliette Gleeson      2

SENIORS

Senior Men Div 1

St. Brendan’s 62 – 55 Tralee Imperials (20/02/22)

MONTHLY TRAINING FEE

Monthly training fees for juvenile (u12-u18) and senior teams can be paid online via ClubZap app or the Club Shop on the website https://www.traleeimperials.ie/products

Any queries email imperialsbc@gmail.com

GARVEY’S TRALEE WARRIORS

It was a full house for Warriors final game of the regular season before playoffs. They had a 93-79 win over NUIG Maree. There is an international break next weekend and Tralee Imperials would like to wish the Irish team, especially Warrior Eoin Quigley, the best of luck in their Eurobasket Pre-Qualifiers. Next game for Warriors is away to local rivals KCYMS on 5th March.

IRISH TEAM

Congratulations to Aivaras Uosis on his selection on the panel of 16 for the Irish U18 Men’s team.

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