Big win for St. Mary’s U-14 Boys in Division 3

The victorious St. Mary's U-14 Division 3 team with their coach Leanne O'Connor. The boys had a 35 point win at the weekend.
The victorious St. Mary’s U-14 Division 3 team with their coach Leanne O’Connor. The boys had a 35 point win at the weekend.

St. Mary’s U-14 Boys had a comprehensive win over opponents St. Paul’s in their home game at the weekend.

The Castleisland boys gave a spectacular performance showing confidence and skill throughout the game.

By Liz Galwey, PRO

Steals and fast breaks saw them take an 18 point to two lead at the end of the first quarter with huge performances from both Kalum Buckley and Jerh Brosnan.

St. Mary’s Stronger

For St. Paul’s it was P.J. O’Sullivan who put his side on the score board. St. Paul’s Darragh O’Connell, Tom Cronin and Oscar McCarthy kept their side in the game in the second quarter but again St. Mary’s proved to be stronger with Thomas Conway, Jack Griffin and Kalum Buckley all contributing.

The home side made some great passes and their defence was strong and, as the game progressed, they continued to dominate.

Unlucky With Attempts

Both Patrick O’Shea and Brian O’Leary came into their own for Mary’s in the third quarter despite the best efforts of Oscar McCarthy, Shane O’Donoghue and the rest of the St. Paul’s side who were unlucky with many attempts.

Buckley and Brosnan finished strong for the home team to see them take the game by 35 points.

Final Score: St. Mary’s 45. St. Paul’s 10.

St. Mary’s: Kalum Buckley 14, Jerh Brosnan 8, Thomas Conway 7, Brian O’Leary 6, Patrick O’Shea 6, Jack Griffin 4, Evan Horgan, Colm McAuliffe.

St. Paul’s: Oscar McCarthy 5, Tom Cronin 2, Darragh O’Connell 2, T.J. O’Sullivan 1, Paul O’Donoghue, Shane O’Donoghue, Conor O’Shea, Darragh Brennan, Shea Weldon, Eanna Healy, Liam Mulherne.

Coach, Liam Culloty - his side has reached the
Coach, Liam Culloty – his side has reached the quarter finals of the NICC Women’s Cup.

NICC Women’s Cup

St. Mary’s Senior Ladies progress to the quarter final of the NICC Women’s Cup after a comprehensive win over Templeogue.

Templeogue took the first score of the game but St. Mary’s Eileen O’Connor responded immediately and from here in the home team took control of the game.

Defensively, St. Mary’s won the most under the boards and despite some missed opportunities they netted 14 points and held a five point lead at the end of the first quarter.

Liam Culloty’s Side

Liam Culloty’s side had a very strong start to the second quarter and a spread of scores saw them push 10 points ahead in the first few minutes.

However, Templeogue fought back and reduced the gap to six mid-way through.

The home-side continued to make the scores as this quarter progressed. A late three from Denise Dunlea saw St. Mary’s take a 35 to 19 point lead at the half time interval.

The third quarter was basket for basket but Templeogue failed to make up any ground and trailed by 17 points as the sides entered the final 10 minutes.

Continued to Dominate

St. Mary’s continued to dominate right up to the final buzzer and took the win to secure a quarter final spot in December.

Final Score: St. Mary’s 59. Templeogue 38.

St. Mary’s: Lorraine Scanlon, 19; Mary Herlihy, 12; Eileen O’Connor, 8; Denise Dunlea, 8; Aoife Nolan, Captain 6; Orla White 2; Andrea Murphy, 2; Nicole Downey, 2; Emma Dineen, Labhaoise Walmsley and Hazel McCarthy.

Templeogue: Lynn Tunnah, 14; Joanne Mahon, 7; Amy Tunnah, 4; Niamh Lakes, Siobhan O’Neill, 3; Lauren D’arcy, 2; Aishling McSweeney, 2; Patricia Vazquez, Grace Kennedy and Julie Milroy.

Fixtures: November 4th and 5th

U-18 boys cup in Killorglin, U-18 girls cup in Parochial Hall, Cork.

U-14 boys Division 3 V St. Colman’s in CCC at 10am.

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

November 5th

U-14 boys Division 3 V Cahersiveen in Cahersiveen 3.15pm.

U-12 girls Division 1A V Cahersiveen in CCC at 5pm.

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