Team Garvey’s Take on DCU in Castleisland on Saturday Evening at 6:15pm

The unstoppable Team Garvey’s / St. Mary’s star, Lorraine Scanlon scored 30 points for her side in the most recent game against Fr. Mathews in Cork. On Saturday evening at 6:15pm the team will play DCU in Castleisland Community Centre. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Team Garvey’s / St. Mary’s will play DCU in Castleisland Community Centre on this Saturday evening, January 29th with the tip-off at 6.15pm.

Team and management would appreciate local and vocal support as they’ve had some outstanding and agonisingly close games against top-class opposition without much luck on the score-board in recent weeks. 

For example: they went down to Fr. Mathews in Cork recently after what was described as a brilliant game – and despite the disappointing outcome, Team Garvey’s turned in an outstanding performance in the course of which Lorraine Scanlon scored 30 points.

Team scorers included: Deirdre Geaney 12; Paris McCarthy and Rheanne O’Shea 10 each; Emma Sherwood 9; Denise Dunlea and Niamh O’Connor 3 each and Meabh Barry 2.

Team PRO, Liz Galwey reported that an impressive first quarter saw them take a seven point lead with huge performances coming from Lorraine Scanlon and Emma Sherwood.

The Castleisland side continued to build on this in the second period, Deirdre Geaney, Rheanne O’Shea and Paris McCarthy all making huge contributions along with Scanlon and Denise Dunlea.

Reducing the Gap

The third quarter saw Fr. Mathews reduce the gap by five points. Americans, Trish Byrne and Shannon Brady were playing well, along with Grainne Dwyer, who had a great game throughout. However, Team Garvey’s were still going strong, shots were set up inside for Lorraine Scanlon who converted time after time. St. Mary’s led by 10 points as they entered the final quarter.

Both teams were on foul trouble and much of the scoring in the fourth quarter came from the free throw line.

Dying Second Opportunities

Dwyer, Brady and Byrne were accurate every time for Mathews as was Lorraine Scanlon for Team Garvey’s. Garvey’s had some opportunities in the dying seconds to increase their lead but they did not go their way, they led by just two points with four seconds on the clock.

Fr. Mathews took a time out and on their return to the court American Trish Byrne drove to the board to level and put the game into overtime.

Foul Trouble and Injury

The Castleisland side lost Deirdre Geaney to foul trouble and Denise Dunlea to injury during the extra period of play.

Amy Murphy stepped up for Fr. Mathews and despite the best efforts of Team Garvey’s it was Fr. Mathews took the win.

Final Score: Fr. Mathews 84 Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s 79

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