St. Mary’s U-12 Girls Defeat Visiting Caherciveen

St. Mary's Basketball Club U-12 Division 3 Girls with Coach Tracey Hartnett before their comprehensive win over Caherciveen on Saturday.
St. Mary’s Basketball Club U-12 Division 3 Girls with Coach Tracey Hartnett before their comprehensive win over Caherciveen on Saturday.

Caherciveen made the long trip to Castleisland on the first Saturday evening of old time to contest this U-12 girls’ game.

By Liz Galwey, PRO

The home side got off to a strong start with three consecutive scores from Amy McCarthy and another from Amy Curtin while Caherciveen’s Ciara Daly was the sole scorer for her side. The home side led eight points to two at the end of the first quarter.

The Castleisland girls continued to dominate throughout the second period of play.

Built on Their Lead

They defended well and secured several steals, their forward passing and team work ensured that they built on their lead with baskets coming from an accurate Tara Kerin, Mary Kate Culhane and Katie Kerins while denying their opponents the opportunity to register a score.

St. Mary’s entered the third quarter with a comfortable 16 point lead.

Cahersiveen gave a great performance in this quarter and the sides went basket for basket.

The home team won the quarter by a single point.

Registered Scores

For Castleisland it was a strong Amy Curtin, Erin O’Connor and Muireann Walsh who registered scores an

Defence was good on both sides and some great rebounds were made.

The final quarter was once again dominated by the home team, Mollie Mahony fought hard and won some great ball while Mikeala Buckley, Ellie Mai Walsh and Keeva Ahern all contributed.

St. Mary’s registered another 10 points in this quarter although Cahersiveen gave it their all to the end.

Final score: St. Mary’s 38 Cahersiveen 13

St. Mary’s: Tara Kerin 10, Amy Curtin 8, Amy McCarthy 6, Mary Kate Culhane 4, Katie Kerins, Erin O’Connor, Muireann Walsh, Mollie Mahony and Kate O’Connor 2 each, Mikeala Buckley, Keeva Ahern, Ellie Mai Walsh.

Caherciveen: Ciara Daly, 6; Gemma Moran, Aoife Looney, 2; and Sarah Murphy, 2;  Clodagh Dwyer, 1;  Orla Fitzgerald, Cara McCrohan, Holly Galvin, Niamh Moran, Ella Sheehan, Caoilinn Lynch.

Liam Culloty the appointed Irish team U-17 women's team coach. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Liam Culloty the recently appointed Irish U-17 women’s squad coach. ©Photograph: John Reidy

U-20 Women to host Brunell on Saturday Night

St. Mary’s U-20 women play Brunell in Castleisland on this Saturday night November 11th. Tip-off is at 7pm and your support would be appreciated.

Congrats to Liam Culloty who was named as coach of the Ireland U-17 Women’s Development Squad last week.


U-12 girls division 1A St. Mary’s 38. Caherciveen 13.

U-12 boys division 3 St. Colman’s 13. St. Mary’s 30.

U-14 boys division 3 St. Mary’s 35. St. Colman’s 21.

U-14 girls division 3 St. Mary’s 50. Tralee Imperials 8.

U-14 girls division 1 St. Mary’s 59. Rathmore 23.

U-16 girls B St. Mary’s 29. Glenbeigh Falcons 53.

Division two men Tralee Tigers 47. St. Mary’s 55.


Saturday, November 11th

U-14 girls division 3 B V St. Bridget’s 2pm CCC

U-12 girls division 1 B V Tralee Imperials 4pm CCC

U-20 women’s Cup V Brunell 7pm CCC

Sunday, November 12th

U-16 girls division 2 V Gneeveguilla 12 noon CCC

U-16 boys division 1 V Rathmore 1pm CCC

Division 1 men V Tralee Imperials in Mounthawk 2pm

U-16 boys division 3 V Gneeveguilla 6.30pm in Rathmore

U-18 boys division 1 V Glenbeigh in Glenbeigh

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