Congrats to Declan Wall on Latest Award
St. Mary’s Basketball Club members would like to congratulate Declan Wall who has won the Kerry Sports Star of the Year Award for basketball.
The awards ceremony will be held in the INEC on this Friday night February 17th.
Award Laden Player
The award laden Declan has had the honour of being twice named Basketball Ireland Senior Player of the Year 2006/07 and 2009/10.
As well as having an accomplished underage career and having won several county titles he has a national league senior cup title, two national league division one titles and three southern conference titles with Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s.
High Not Over
The high is not over for this star as he is currently enjoying success with Keane’s SuperValu, Killorglin and they are doing extremely well this season in the division one men’s national league.
Division 2 Men Pool 1 St. Mary’s B V KCYMS
The home team took the lead in the early part of this game at Castleisland Community Centre on Sunday afternoon.
A huge performances by KCYMS players, Brendan Eckles and Jamie Cooke – who had 10 and six point respectively for the quarter saw the visitors push ahead.
Good Scores from St. Mary’s
This was in spite of some good scores from St. Mary’s Marc O’Connor, Patrick Hickey and Chris Brosnan. The Killorglin side led 18 points to St. Mary’s 11 at the end of the first.
Killorglin had first possession but a Chris Brosnan rebound gave it back to the home team and Paudie Fleming sunk a three to reduce the gap to four points.
Despite some good shooting, St. Mary’s had trouble securing scores and midway through the quarter they trailed by nine points as Killorglin’s John Sheehan was on target hitting six points in the first four minutes of the quarter.
Tables Were Turned
Mid way through the tables were turned. A foul sent Paudie Fleming to the free throw line and he hit two from two and yet another having been fouled again.
John Sheehan hit back for the visitors registering his eight point for the quarter and his side’s first score in four minutes.
A Fleming rebound and fast break kept St. Mary’s in the game and the quarter finished 21 to 27 in favour of the visitors.
Killorglin’s Paul Sheehan opened the scoring in the third period of play. The home side had plenty of scoring opportunity in the early part but the ball just would not drop for them.
Then Padraig Brosnan netted the first score of the quarter for Mary’s. Killorglin now led by 10 points having had scores from John Sheehan and accurate free throwing from Jamie Cooke.
A Fast Break
A Marc O’Connor basket and a fast break by Paudie Fleming saw the home side reduce the gap to six points. Neither team scored for the next four minutes until, with just 1.42 on the clock, Fleming hit another three for St. Mary’s leaving just three points between the sides at the end of the third quarter.
Once again it was Paul Sheehan who registered the first score of the quarter. The home team turned over a lot of ball in the early part of the quarter and both sides found it difficult to score.
Just three points were scored in the first four minutes – all going to the visitors. Chris Brosnan made the first score of the final period for St. Mary’s and this came from the free throw line.
John Sheehan and Paudie Fleming exchanged baskets. The home team were rebounding well but not converting until, as the clock ran down, Patrick Hickey secured a score.
A Single Point
Hickey then went on to assist Tom McCarthy in another to see St. Mary’s trail by just a single point.
A score from Chris Brosnan saw the home team take the lead for the first time since the opening quarter.
The score-board read 39 points to 38 in favour of the host with 48 seconds remaining on the clock. A good series of passes set Killorglin player/coach, Niall Murphy up for the winning basket. Both sides had opportunities as the clock ran down but neither team converted. Final score: St. Mary’s 39 K.C.Y.M.S. 40
St. Mary’s Team and Scorers: Paudie Fleming 15; Chris Brosnan 7; Patrick Hickey 6; Marc O’Connor 6; Padraig Brosnan 3; Tom McCarthy 2; Richard Nolan and Stephen McGaley.
K.C.Y.M.S. Team and Scorers: Brendan Eckles 12; John Sheehan 10; Jamie Cooke 8; Paul Sheehan 6; Maurice Sheehan 2; Niall Murphy 2 and Tony Lyons.
St. Mary’s Basketball Club Notes
Huge congrats to our U-12 girls team and their coaches Tracey Hartnett-O’Connell and Conor Brosnan on winning the Lee Strand Cup at the weekend. They had a 24 to14 point win over Tralee Imperials.
Club Results: U-14 Girls: St. Mary’s 32 Caherciveen 25; U-14 Girls: St. Mary’s 54 Glenbeigh 18; U-12 Girls: B St. Mary’s 10 Caherciveen 23; U-12b Girls: St. Mary’s 32 St. Anne’s 19; Division 2 Men Pool 1: St. Mary’s 39 K.C.Y.M.S 40;
Saturday February 18th. U-16 girls Division 3 T.K Cougars V St. Mary’s Causeway 12.10pm; Saturday February 18th. U-16 boys Division TK Vixens V St. Mary’s Athea 6pm;
Saturday February 18th. U-14 girls Division 1 St. Mary’s V Gneeveguilla 2pm. Saturday February 18th. U-14 girls Division 3 Group 2 St. Mary’s V St. Joseph’s 4pm; Sunday February 19th. St. Mary’s Division 2 Ladies V K.C.Y.M.S C.C.C. 4.30pm; Thursday February 23rd. St. Mary’s A. V St. Mary’s B Division 2 Men 7pm; Saturday February 25th. St. Mary’s A. V St. Anne’s Division 3 cross over 7pm.
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