St. Mary’s Basketball Club News

Former Irish U-16 international and 2017 Kerry minor footballer, Adam Donoghue was on duty with St. Mary's at home on Sunday.
Former Irish U-16 basketball international and 2017 Kerry minor footballer, Adam Donoghue was on duty with St. Mary’s U-20s at home on Sunday.

St. Mary’s Progress in U-20 Cup

St. Mary’s U-20 men have been successful in their preliminary round of the national cup having had a 10 point win over Killester at the weekend.

By PRO, Liz Galwey

The opening 10 minutes was close, Killester opened the scoring and went four points ahead before the home team registered their first score which came from top scorer for the game, Dara O’Connell.

Basket for Basket

The sides went basket for basket throughout the quarter. Adam Donoghue, Shane O’Connell and Johnathan Hillard adding to the tally for the home side. Just a point separated the sides with 20 seconds remaining when Shane O’Connell netted a three to see St. Mary’s hold a four point lead at the end of the quarter.

St. Mary’s turned in a huge performance in the second quarter. Both Shane O’Connell and Dara O’Connell on target with their shots while also winning most rebounds.

Healthy Half Time Lead

The home side scored 14 points during this period and held their opponents scoreless for the first five minutes until Vincent Achukwu registered their first score of the quarter.

At the half time interval St. Mary’s led 30 points to 18.

The home team went on to win the third quarter and increase their lead again giving coach Maurice Casey an opportunity to run his bench.

The final period saw Killester make a good comeback but time was not on their side and Castleisland took the win.

Final Score: St. Mary’s 56 – Killester 46

St. Mary’s: Dara O’Connell 21; Adam Donoghue 12; Shane O’Connell 12; Johnathan Hillard 3; David Riordan, David Lynch, Gary O’Sullivan and Nathan Nolan two each, Patrick Horan, Danny Hickey and Adam Nolan.

Coach: Maurice Casey, assistant coach Paudie Fleming. St. Mary’s will now meet cup holders Neptune in the next round.


U-16 boys division 1 St. Bridget’s 28 St. Mary’s 52

U-16 girls division 2 Kenmare 42 St. Mary’s 37

U-14 boys division 3 w/o for St Mary’s

U-14 girls division 1 St. Paul’s 19 St. Mary’s 50

U-12 girls division 1b St. Joseph’s 15 St. Mary’s 16

Fixtures: Friday October 20th

U-20 boys V Killester in the National Cup at 3.30pm

U-16 boys division 2 St. Mary’s V TK Cougars in CCC at 6pm

U-18 boys division 1 St. Brendan’s V St. Mary’s in Moyderwell at 8pm

October 21st

U-12 girls division 1 V Cahersiveen in CCC at 5pm

U-14 girls division 1 V Rathmore in CCC at 3pm

U-12 boys division 3 V TK Vixens in CCC at 12 noon

U-16 girls division 1 V St. Paul’s in CCC at 6pm

October 22nd

U-12 girls division 1 V St. Anne’s in Farranfore at 11am

Division 2 ladies V St. Anne’s in CCC at 3pm

October 23rd

U-16 girls division 2 V St. Anne’s in Farranfore at 7pm

Closing date of the 48th annual Christmas Basketball blitz is October 30th. To enter contact 087 69 84 941, 087 62 28 257, 086 85 53 764, call to Vincent Murphy Sports.


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