St. Mary’s U-18 girls have progressed to the quarter final of the national cup following success in their pool in the qualifying tournament which was held in Portlaoise at the weekend.
By Liz Galwey, PRO
The girls, who are coached by Aoife Nolan, met Titans in their first game and took the win by 37 points.
Secured a Final Place
They had a five point loss to Dublin Lions in game two but went on to have wins over Portlaoise and Templeogue to see them top the group and secure a place in the final.
It was Dublin Lions they faced again in the final – with both sides to qualify for the cup quarter final but a win would secure home venue.
Lions took the first quarter by a point and by the half time interval it was St. Mary’s who led by a point.
Facing Limerick Celtics
As the third quarter progressed Dublin Lions pushed ahead and led by nine with two minutes to go but St. Mary’s reduced it to five by the end of the quarter.
The Lions continued to build on their lead throughout the final quarter to take the win.
Final Score: St. Mary’s 39 Dublin Lions 55. St. Mary’s will now play away to Limerick Celtics in the quarter final.
Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s in Dublin
Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s travelled to Dublin at the weekend where they took on Trinity Meteors in the Missquote.ie women’s Superleague.
The first quarter was low scoring, Meteors hitting 15 points to St. Mary’s seven. The second quarter was similar. Meteors were making the scores but while Team Garvey’s were putting up some good shots, they just wouldn’t fall.
The scoreboard read 33 points to 17 in favour of Trinity Meteors at the half time interval.
A Complete Turn-Around
There was a complete turnaround in the third quarter as St. Mary’s finally found their target. They upped their defence and registered 21 points for the quarter, threes from Deirdre Geaney, Paris McCarthy and Rheanne O’Shea were welcomed as Garvey’s held Meteors to 11 points for the quarter and reduced the gap to just six points as the sides entered the final 10 minutes.
Home Venue and Support
Home venue and good support assisted Meteors in getting back on track in this final quarter.
Depite the best efforts of Denise Dunlea, Deirdre Geaney and Emma Sherwood, Meteors powered ahead once again.
A’lexxus Davis, Rebecca O’Keeffe and Sarah Kenny were unstoppable and it was Meteors who took the win. Final score: Trinity Meteors 68 Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s 56.
Trinity Meteors: A’lexxus Davis 19; Rebecca O’Keefe 14 and Sarah Kenny 13.
Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s: Deirdre Geaney 14; Paris McCarthy 10; Rheanne O’Shea and Emma Sherwood 9 points each.
Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s meet Waterford Wildcats in Castleisland Community Centre on Saturday evening next, February 12th. at 7pm.
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