Division One Men
St. Mary’s Basketball Club’s Division One men had a close encounter with St. Paul’s at Castleisland Community Centre on Sunday.
By PRO: Liz Galwey
The game was a cracker and came down to the wire but unfortunately it was the visitors who took the win by four points in the dying minutes.
It was great to see Seamus Brosnan back with the club.
Seamus put in a huge performance and was top scorer on a massive 35 points.
Final score: St. Mary’s 63 St. Paul’s 67
St Mary’s: Seamus Brosnan 35, Shane O’Connell 13, David Riordan 4, Michael Cahill 4, Jonathon Hilliard 3, Adam Nolan 2, Nathan Nolan 2.
Big National Cup Game at the Weekend
St. Mary’s senior ladies will meet Templeogue in the first round of the National Cup on Sunday, October 29th in Castleisland Community Centre. Tip-off is at 3:30pm.
Congrats to Paudie Fleming
Congratulations to club development officer Paudie Fleming who has been appointed as head coach of the South Regional Academy for boys and girls.
The regional academy will take the place of the development squads.
The goal of this new structure is to produce better players at a younger age. Paudie is one of nine development officers whose role will be to implement the structure and curriculum.
Division Two Ladies Secure Second Win
St. Mary’s division two ladies made it two from two on Sunday when they had a comprehensive win over neighbours St. Anne’s.
The home side opened a nine point lead in the first quarter having had a spread of scores while for St. Anne’s it was DD O’Sullivan who was the sole scorer.
They continued to build on their lead in the second period despite having to break a solid man to man defence.
Roisín Casey was unstoppable under the boards ensuring that the visitors got no second chances. St. Mary’s led 31 points to 12 at the half time interval.
The third quarter saw a comeback by St. Anne’s but it was the home team who once again took the quarter by a point.
Mary’s pushed ahead in the final period, all players now having contributed to the final tally, the only three of the game coming in this quarter from St. Mary’s Louise Joyce who was top scorer for the game. Final score: St. Mary’s 61 St. Anne’s 34
St. Mary’s: Louise Joyce 14, Jackie Burke 9, Leanne O’Connor 8, Roisín Casey 8, Aileen O’Connor 6, Joanne Walmsley 6, Aisling O’Leary 4, Amber Galwey 2, Niamh O’Sullivan 2, Liz Galwey 2.
St. Anne’s: D.D. O’Sullivan 17, Diane Cooper 11, Oral O’Sullivan 2, Oonagh Gleeson2, Katie Ellard 2, Sophie Norris, Grace Crowley, Joanne O’Mahony, Cammy Kelliher and Roisin Daniel.
Inter Regional Participants
Well done to club members who took part in the inter regionals at the weekend.
U-16 boys division 2 St. Mary’s 51 TK Cougars 41
U-18 boys division 1 St. Brendan’s 70 St. Mary’s 87
U-12 boys division 3 St. Mary’s 16 TK Vixens 18
U-16 girls division 1 St. Mary’s 48 St. Paul’s 31
U-18 boys division 1 St. Mary’s 87 T. Kerry Vixens 70
U-12 girls division 1 St. Mary’s 38 St. Anne’s 11
St. Mary’s Amy Curtin 10, Mary Kate Culhane & Muirean Walsh 6, Keeva Ahern & Katie Kerins 4, Tara Kernins, Katie O’Connor, Mollie Mahony & Mikeala Buckley 2, Erin O’Connor, Amy McCarthy & Ellie Mai Walsh.
U-12 girls division 1 B St. Paul’s 32 St. Mary’s 9
U-14 girls division 3 St. Coleman’s 21 St.Mary’s 23
U-12 boys boys division 3 St. Joseph’s 19 St. Mary’s 14
Division 2 ladies St. Mary’s 61 St. Anne’s 34
Division 1 men St. Mary’s 63 St. Paul’s 67
Division 2 men V Tralee Tigers 7pm in Lixnaw
U-12 boys division 1A St. Mary’s v TK Bobcats in CCC 6pm
U-12 girls division 1 B St. Mary’s V Ballybunion 6.30pm in Ballybunion
U-14 boys division 3 St. Mary’s V St. Paul’s CCC 10am
Division one men St. Mary’s V Gneeveguillia 7.30pm in CCC
U-16 girls division 2 St, Mary’s V Glenbeigh CCC 12 noon
Women’s National Cup: St. Mary’s V Templeogue at 3.30pm in CCC
U-16 boys division 1 St. Mary’s V KCYMS 6pm in CCC
U-16 girls 3 V St. Anne’s in Fa\rranfore 7pm
Blitz Closing Date Reminder
Reminder: 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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