Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

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The final of the u16 Boys KABB Cup took place on Sunday 10th January at Presentation, Killarney.

Tralee Imperials faced the undefeated favourites KCYMS.

The game started off well for Tralee Imperials, with great energy and heart shown by the underdogs. The first quarter ended 16-11 to Tralee Imperials.

In the second quarter, Killorglin stormed back into the game with great hustle and defence, which gave them the lead at the end of the quarter 19-22.

Tralee Imperials answered back in the third quarter, with a run of their own, keeping the game very tight, almost going basket for basket. Killorglin maintained a one point lead at the end of the quarter.

The final quarter started very well for Tralee, and at one stage they had a seven point lead, but three straight 3 pointers by Killorglin game them back the lead. In the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, Tralee were down by two points, but a very courageous drive to the basket by Aidan Mangan tied the game with 20 seconds to go, bringing the score to 47-47

Overtime of 3 minutes was added on, and even though Tralee Imperials put up a great fight, KCYMS proved why they are undefeated, with final score being 49-53 to KCYMS.

Players and Scorers:

Daire Kennelly: 21
Tristan Raymond: 8
Aidan Mangan: 7
Raul Vencel: 7
Philip Corkery: 6Imperial u12A played a very exciting cup game away to Gneeveguila Saturday night winning 22-18.
All girls played their heart out on both defense and offence.

Womans National League Division 1

Team Garveys v Oblates Dynamoes

This was always going to be a classic. Cup finalists Oblates playing v Team Garveys in Mounthawk.. Game started very lively with Deirdre Geaney scoring in the fist few seconds, this was followed by score from Rheanne.

At quarter was basket for basket with alot of misses on both sides. 16 a piece end of 1st qtr… Team Garveys came out on fire 2nd qtr and it was a joy to watch With some amazing rebounding and fast passes up the court they ended jjat half time 35 v 25.

There was a fantastic atmosphere in hall with a large attendance and our under 11.s with the help of Garvey the mascot provided a very exciting and amusing half time entertainment.

3rd qtr resumed but this time it was Oblates who answered back with them outscoring 16 v 2 and leaving a shortfall of 4 heading into final qtr.

It was still all to play for and looked at times like we could win the game but in fairness to Oblates they held on and were up 10 points withs seconds remaining. Sinead Mackessy who has just returned to the bench and was top scorer on the night put up a final shot and scored leaving Oblates winning by 8.

Well done on a very entertaining game and huge thanks to Liam Culloty for stepping in in absence of Mark who had to return to USA for family reasons. It was great to see Sinead back in the squad and she hasnt lost of any of her skills… Next game is away to Den Joes Castleisland next Saturday and we ask you to come out and support in force wearing your club colours.

Girls u12A

12A played a very exciting cup game away to Gneeveguila Saturday night winning 22-18.
All girls played their heart out on both defense and offence.

Ladies Div 1

Well done to our girls today who won 49 v 42 against St Marys B team. They were without quite a few of their players due to Leaving Cert English Study Day.


A huge congrats to RYAN LEONARD who has made the under 18 Irish Team . This is his 3rd year in a row which is a remarkable achievement and we are so proud of him.

Remember keep in touch with club by regularly checking our Facebook page and should anyone need any club gear contact Helen 087 7677449.

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