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KABB Scene By MURT Murphy PRO:   27/11/2015

U12 Boys Div. 1

KCYMS 18 Killarney Cougars 21

Killorglin CYMS hosted the Cougars at the Killorglin Sports Complex on Saturday evening in an exciting close contest. The sides were level at the end of the opening quarter before the home side took control in the second quarter to lead by 6pts at halftime with Dara Hogan and Andrei Birsan impressing for KCYMS. 
The Cougars responded well early in the third quarter to draw level with baskets by Tom Cahillane and Harry Kelly before a basket by Darren Ryan put the Cougars ahead by the end of the quarter. The final quarter was very intense with Cougars keeping just ahead before the KCYMS tied the contest, with a basket by Jack O'Sullivan as the game entered the final minute. Cougars kept their composure and baskets by Harry Kelly and Darren Ryan saw Cougars regain the lead and just hold on at the final buzzer.

Mens Div. 1

Tralee Imperials 74 Killarney Cougars 42

The League leaders Imperials confirmed their position as possibly the team to beat with a big win over a disappointing Cougars at Mounthawk on Thursday evening. 
The home side blitzed the Cougars early on in the opening qtr to lead 27 - 13 with Ryan Leonard and Gary Fernane sharing 18 points. Cougars improved in the second qtr with three points by Alan Flynn, Darren Gaffey and Jordan but Imperials still finished the qtr well and increased their lead by half time 45 - 24. The home side were in total control despite good Cougars pressure in the third qtr to lead by 16 entering the final qtr and this was a s good as it got for the Cougars as Imperials killed off the Cougars challenge in the final qtr to romp home with a huge and deserved winning margin with Leonard, Fernane and John Dowling all dominat to secure topspot in the league over a dispointing Cougars on the night.

Womens Div 1 
Killarney Cougars 60
Kenmare Kestrels 44
Cougars Senior ladies picked up their third consecutive win to remain unbeaten in the league with a strong final qtr to defeat a determined Kenmare side who pushed Cougars all the way until the final stages. Cougars Marian O'Callaghan was in top form with some fine three point shooting and good baskets on the fast break by Chloe O'Doherty, Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh and Cass Buckley had Cougars in front 32 - 23 at halftime. 
Cougars again had plenty options off the bench and and were able to keep the pressure on the visitors who were not able to respond on the scoreboard despite the best efforts of Caroline Casey, Katie Cooper and Michelle Casey. 
Best for Cougars on this occasion were Marian O'Callaghan, Mags Cronin, Chloe O'Doherty and Allyson Caggio.

Gneeveguilla Basketball Notes 22/11/2015.

U18 Girls Div 1. Gneeveguilla 67 St Bridgets 36 (Played 22/11/15) 
St Bridgets got off to flying start and led 15-12 at end of first quarter with some fine outside shooting. Gneeveguilla stepped up the pace in the second quarter and led 28-20 at half time. The last two quarters went Gneeveguilla’s way with game finishing 67-36. For st Bridgets Amy Galway hit 17 points from outside. For Gneeveguilla Shannon O’ Leary played excellently injecting pace into their attack when needed. Sarah Murphy was excellent as always in defense and work rate. There was a big welcome for Roisin O’ Leary from her Gneeveguilla team mates who returned to the court tonight after some time out. Top scorer for Gneeveguilla tonight was Shauna Guerin with 16 points.

Boys U-14 Div. 1: Gneeveguilla 46 K.C.Y.M.S. 36 (Played 16/11/2015)
This was a very good game of basketball. Gneeveguilla started off well and at the end of the first quarter the score was 17 points to 6. The second quarter was a very even affair with both teams scoring 14 points each. However Gneeveguilla pushed on in the third quarter finishing on a scoreline of 46 points to 36. Ronan Collins, Damien O'Halloran and Damien Cronin were very accurate in their shooting while Matt Reenstierna, Stephen O'Sullivan and Conor Murphy were very impressive for K.C.Y.M.S.

Boys U14 Div 3. Gneeveguilla 25-54 Tralee Tigers. (Played 22/11/2015)
This was an entertaining game of basketball. Tralee proved a little too strong on this occasion. Although Gneeveguilla worked very hard in defense the opposition were physically stronger and were very accurate in attack.

U-16 Div 2 Boys

Rathmore Ravens 49- 45 St. Bridget's

Rathmore got off to the best start in this opening quarter with some excellent teamwork and well taken scores by Sean Clifford (6), and Paul Cremin(4) leaving Rathmore ahead at the end of this quarter 14-8.

Rathmore kept on top in the next quarter with some fine running and passing movements keeping their noses ahead on the buzzer 24-18.

In the 3rd quarter Bridget's dominated, breaking through the Rathmore defense, this was an exciting quarter with Bridget's getting the final basket just before buzzer went,leaving only a basket between the sides. It was anyone's game at this stage.

In a highly tense final quarter Rathmore came out fighting with scores in this quarter by Sean Clifford, Darragh Rahilly, Derry McCarthy, Anthony Darmody and Ian O' Connor .

This was a brilliant team display by the Ravens winning on a score of 49-45.

U-14 girls cup falcons 43 gneeveguilla 25 quarter final.
Having met two weeks ago in the league,this was always going to be a tight contest,falcons got a great start with roisin griffin on fire and well assisted by saibdh Shaughnessy and the fiery oral dunphy.Aisling brosnan and hanoarh hurley got great scores to keep gneeveguilla in it at the end off the 1st quarter ,12-9 too the falcons,great work by Samantha riordan,caithlin macmahon and Claire fealey scoring at easy under the board help the falcons control this quarter,roisin McAuliffe and megan McCarthy scored for gneeveguilla too leave the scores at halt time 20-13.The 3rd quarter produced great scores by both sides with Eimear burke finding the basket three times for the falcons and hanoarh hurley again fighting hard and getting great baskets too leave it 29-17 going into the last quarter too the falcons. The Falcons controlled the last quarter with Claire fealey growing in confidence and scoring at ease,while hanoarh hurley kept gneeveguilla in touch with three baskets, alana lynch and Samantha riordan scored two more baskets for the falcons to win out by 43-25.

Ballybunion wildcats v St. Bridget's

Ballybunion u14 boys won on a score line 46 - 25. The boys stunned St Bridget's in the opening quarter with fast passing and flawless shooting winning the first quarter 26 - 0. This proved too much of an uphill battle for St. Bridgets, who battled bravely and provided us with an entertaining game of basketball. Defensive work by Aaron Buckley thwarted St Bridget's time and time again.

U 14 Girls Division 3
St. Anne’s v Ballybunion Wildcats
Fri. 20th Nov. Farranfore 7pm


St. Anne’s had a great start to the game with a leading score of 25-10 at the end of the first quarter, with an impressive 8 points from Katie Brosnan
Ballybunion Wildcats showed great team work and worked hard on defence. St. Anne’s showed great depth in their bench holding to score to the end, with a final score 44-15.
Impressive on the night for St. Anne’s Olivia Darlington, Ruth Daly and Agne Arlauskatie, and for Ballybunion Wildcats Maire O'Neill, Shauna Barry and Orlaith O'Mahony.
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U 14 Boys Division 1
St. Anne’s Vs TK Bobcats
Fri. 20th Nov. Farranfore 8pm

St. Anne’s hosted TK Bobcats on Friday evening in a Division 1 league rematch of a very close cup game the previous week, that St. Anne’s just about edged by 3 points.

The first quarter was a high scoring affair with the home team taking a 15 to 8 point lead with 9 points from their point guard Dylan Callaghan.

The second quarter was a low scoring quarter, but the home side extended their advantage by a further 7, going in at the half time break 24-10 ahead.

The game was sealed in the third quarter by some great defensive work by the home team, who extended their lead by a further 8 points.

The final quarter was a formality given the big advantage the home team had given themselves, with the final score leaving the Farranfore boys winners at 52 to 20.

Top Scorers

St. Anne’s: T. Riordan (10), D. Brosnan (10), D. Callaghan (9), J. Brennan (9), 
J. O’ Leary (6)

TK Bobcats: S. Pollman (6), J. Tobin (4), E. Creedon (4), T. Pollman (2),
D. Finnegan (2), L. Curtin (2)

Ladies Div 3

Ballybunion Wildcats 41 Vixens TK 35
Ballybunion Wildcats got their first victory in the league this year thanks to a strong last quarter where they out scored their visitors by 11 points. The first quarter was very close from the off as each team went basket for basket before Michelle O'Rourke scored the last basket of the quarter to leave Wildcats leading 10-8 at the end of the quarter. Vixens had the better of the second quarter thanks mainly to Grace Leahy and Louise Healy who scored a combined total of 10 points between them. Natalie Herbert kept the score board ticking over for Wildcats with a couple of nice baskets as Vixens led 24-20 at the half time buzzer. The third quarter was a very tight affair which was dominated by both defences, Shannyn Sheehan hit four of Vixens five points in the quarter while Gina O'Sullivan and Trish Byrne kept the home team in touch. Vixens entered the final quarter with a five point lead but Wildcats offence hit a purple patch, with Katie O'Neill, who had a superb game through out, hit 7 points in the final 10 minutes. Added to this, Gina O'Sullivan, Trish Byrne and Michelle O'Rourke also found their range as the home team went on a 12-0 run. However, Vixens weren't going to lie down and Grace Leahy, Louise Healy and Amie Griffin kept them in touch right to the final buzzer but unfortunately for the away team they ran out of time as Wildcats held out to win 41-35 and record their first victory of the season

Top scorers for Ballybunion Wilcats
Gina O'Sullivan 13 points
Michelle O'Rourke 10 points
Katie O'Neill 7 points

Top scorers for Vixens TK
Louise Healy 9 points
Shannyn Sheehan 10 points
Grace Leahy 7 points

Girls U14 Div 3

St Anne's 44 Ballybunion Wildcats 15
Wildcats U14 Girls travelled to Farrenfore on Friday night and although were defeated they put in a very spirited display. The first quarter saw a lot of open scores on both sides but it was the home side that hit a scoring spree in the last couple of minutes and had build up a healthy lead by the end of the first quarter. The Wildcats girls never gave up and were very unlucky with a lot of efforts that rolled around the ring and fell out. St Anne's had their luck in and hit some lovely baskets in the rest of the game to run out 44-15 winners

Ballybunion Wildcats 41 Vixens TK 35
Ballybunion Wildcats got their first victory in the league this year thanks to a strong last quarter where they out scored their visitors by 11 points. The first quarter was very close from the off as each team went basket for basket before Michelle O'Rourke scored the last basket of the quarter to leave Wildcats leading 10-8 at the end of the quarter. Vixens had the better of the second quarter thanks mainly to Grace Leahy and Louise Healy who scored a combined total of 10 points between them. Natalie Herbert kept the score board ticking over for Wildcats with a couple of nice baskets as Vixens led 24-20 at the half time buzzer. The third quarter was a very tight affair which was dominated by both defences, Shannyn Sheehan hit four of Vixens five points in the quarter while Gina O'Sullivan and Trish Byrne kept the home team in touch. Vixens entered the final quarter with a five point lead but Wildcats offence hit a purple patch, with Katie O'Neill, who had a superb game through out, hit 7 points in the final 10 minutes. Added to this, Gina O'Sullivan, Trish Byrne and Michelle O'Rourke also found their range as the home team went on a 12-0 run. However, Vixens weren't going to lie down and Grace Leahy, Louise Healy and Amie Griffin kept them in touch right to the final buzzer but unfortunately for the away team they ran out of time as Wildcats held out to win 41-35 and record their first victory of the season

Senior Ladies Division 3 Ballybunion Wildcats v Vixens TK
Top scorers for Ballybunion Wilcats
Gina O'Sullivan 13 points
Michelle O'Rourke 10 points
Katie O'Neill 7 points

Top scorers for Vixens TK
Louise Healy 9 points
Shannyn Sheehan 10 points
Grace Leahy 7 points

St Pauls 32 KCYMS 23
ST Paul’s under 14 girls had a good win away to Killorglin. They started strongly with great defence holding KCYMS to three points in the first quarter and Killarney registering scores through the accuracy of Jade Potts, Julie Delaney and Ava Sheehan who was rebounding excellently.
The physically stronger KCYMS team got off to a strong start in the second quarter but St Pauls fought back well with baskets from Isabelle
Murphy, Lyselle O’Shea, Leah Burke and Treasa O’Sullivan to see them lead 21-13 ahead at the half.
The third quarter was a very tight affair with Tara Murphy keeping KCYMS star player Fodhla Houlihan to two baskets and good passing by Deirdre Lyne led to an excellent basket for Ava Sheehan who threw a full court pass for a fantastic lay up for Julie. Jade Potts did a great job ball carrying.
St Paul’s team and scorers: Tara Murphy 1, Julie Delaney 8, Lyselle O’Shea 4, Isabelle Murphy 6, Leah Burke, Treasa O’Sullivan, Jade Potts 6, Ava Sheehan 4, Evie Culloty 3, Deirdre Lyne.

U14 Boys Div 2: St Pauls 49 Glenbeigh 52
St Pauls lost narrowly in a tightly fought game, to Glenbeigh last Wednesday. St Pauls started the 1st quarter very slowly with Glenbeigh out of the blocks with some great fast break points.
St Pauls found themselves 17-9 down after the 1st quarter but began to fight back strongly in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, getting back into contention with some great rebounding by Jack Corridan and Ryan O Grady.
At the start of the 4th quarter, St Pauls were only 2 down and drew ahead with only minutes remaining. But a late flurry of points by Glenbeigh in the dying minutes game them the spoils.
Scoring: Ryan O Grady (19), Jack Corridan (12), Cian McMahon (6), Owen Benson (5), Eoghan O Sullivan (4), William Shine (3).

U-11 girls academy league Glenbeigh falcons versus st josephs at glenbeigh sportshall
falcons win by hairs breathe
A super exciting game saw st josephs fly out off the blocks with tara galvin in super form scoring four great baskets to lead 8-0,falcons fought back with baskets from casey connor and leah morris narrowing the gap 8-4 at the end off 1st quarter.Falcons took over in the 2nd quarter with two baskets from orlaith burke and a free throw from roisin smith giving them the lead 9-8 at half -time.The 3rd quarter was a tight affair with both defences very strong,scores were hard too come by with the teams tied at 11 apiece going into the last quarter.A nail biting finish ensued with both teams failing too score until the last two minutes,galvin and morris traded baskets from the free throw line and with 3 secs on the clock orlaith burkes pass found leah morris under the board to finish with a great score.

St. Bridgets 44. Gneeveguilla 49 ..
A very close and tense game took place in Currow community centre on Thursday night.Gneeveguilla got off to a good start while St.bridgets were unlucky with the ball hitting the ring and not dropping for them . Ronan Collins scored well for gneeveguilla and baskets from Daniel Kelly kept the home side in the game. gneeveguilla led 13pts to 9 at the end of the first quarter.three pointers from Adam Jensen and gearoid Coffey as well as superb rebounding by Adam Jensen were instrumental for st.bridgets in the second quarter with only 1pt between them at half time ,gneeveguilla leading 23pts to 22...
Both sides defended well in the 3rd quarter and it was evens going into the 4th at31pts each.st. Bridgets got off to a great start in the 4th going up 6pts with baskets from darragh Kelly and Daniel Kelly however gneeveguilla got some fast breaks and pts from Paudie Murphy and accurate shooting by Ronan Collins from the free throw line saw gneeveguilla secure victory .final score st.bridgets 44. -gneeveguilla 49.top scorers Daniel Kelly 18pts for st. Bridgets and Ronan Collins 21pts for gneeveguilla .

ST. BRENDAN’S BASKETBALL CLUB THE JIMMY CURRAN MEMORIAL ANNUAL SENIOR TOURNAMENT This weekend our annual Jimmy Curran Memorial Senior Tournament took place over Saturday and Sunday at Moyderwell. It is a special event on the St. Brendan’s calendar and a poignant remembrance of the former President of the Club, Jimmy Curran, who passed away last year after a brave battle with illness. The tournament consisted of 6 Ladies teams and 5 Mens teams that travelled from Cork, Clare and many parts of Kerry. It all tipped off on Saturday with each team playing 3 games. The top 4 teams from the Mens and Ladies advanced to the semi finals on Sunday. On Sunday St. Brendan’s 1 and St. Brendan’s 2 played each other in the first Mens semi final with St. Brendan’s 1 making it through. Shannon Jets and Cork Celts battled it out in the 2nd second semi final with Shannon Jets advancing. There was a great display of basketball from both teams in the decider but it was the host team of St. Brendan’s 1 that proved too strong for Shannon Jets and secured the Mens title. St. Mary's Castleisland took on Tralee Imperials U20 squad in the first of the Ladies semi-finals. In a thrilling encounter Imperials put up a great fight till the end but St. Mary's experience proved too strong and the Castleisland side advanced. TK Lixnaw played Glanmire of Cork in the second semi final. But Glanmire showed great determination and secured their place in the final to make it a Cork v Kerry decider. Both St. Mary's and Glanmire displayed some fantastic skill on the court with both teams battling it out to the bitter end. Glanmire took the cup back to Cork beating St. Mary's by a single point in a dramatic finale to the Ladies tournament. Ladies MVP was Noreen Ferris of St. Mary's, Mens MVP was Ruairi O’Rahilly of St. Brendan’s and the overall MVP was Emily O Callaghan from Glanmire. Congratulations to all three. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who attended and helped with a fantastic weekend. A special word of thanks to Jimmy’s wife Helen, his daughter Emma and grandson Dylan who came down to present the awards to the teams. U14s Div 1 Tournament Last Saturday our U14 team travelled to Cork for a Div 1 Boys Tournament. With an early start the boys played Moycullen of Galway in the first game and ran out easy winners with a scoreline of 38-11. The second game saw us play Sligo All-Stars and after being down by 16pts at half time the boys battled well to get the lead back to just 2 points but eventually lost out on a scoreline of 38-34. Our final group game was against a weaker Fr. Matthews team and we ran out comfortable winners 38-24. This set up a tough game with Dublin side Liffey Celtics in the quarter-final. Our boys fought hard in the first half but just ran out of steam against a much more physical team and lost out on a final score of 39-28. Ballincollig were eventually crowned the winners of the tournament beating Liffey Celtics by 8 points. These trips always prove valuable experience for our kids as they get to see the high standard of teams from around the country. The next game is Thursday night vs St Bridget’s in the County League and we will try keep up our unbeaten run going. OTHER RESULTS Boys U-18 Div 1 County League St. Brendan’s 36 St. Mary’s 61 Boys U-16 Div 1 County League St. Brendan’s 59 Glenbeigh 42 UPCOMING FIXTURES Wednesday 25th November Mens Div 1 County League St. Brendan’s v St. Mary’s at Moyderwell at 8.00pm l Thursday 26th November Boys U14 Div 1 St. Bridget’s v St. Brendan’s at Currow Community Centre at 8.00pm Friday 27th November Boys U16 Div 1 St. Brendan’s v KCYMS at Moyderwell at 8.00pm Sunday 29th November Boys U14 Cup St. Brendan’s v KCYMS at Moyderwell at 1.30pm Boys U14 Div 3 Pool 1 St. Joseph’s v St. Brendan’s at Duagh Sports Complex at 6.00pm Tuesday 1st December U14 Boys Div 3 Plate TK Vixens v St. Brendan’s at Athea Community Centre at 7.00pm TRAINING TIMES St. Brendan’s Basketball Club Training Times for 2015/2016 are now confirmed. The venue is Moyderwell Hall. Boys and Girls Academy 5yrs-9yrs Tuesday 5-6pm Saturday 10-11am Girls U10s Friday 6-7pm Boys U10s Wednesdays 6.30-8pm Sunday 9.30-10.30am U12s (A) Tuesday 6-7pm Sunday 11.30-12.30pm U12s (B) Thursday 6-7pm Sunday 10.30-11.30am U14s (A) Wednesday 5-6.30pm Sunday 1.30-2.30pm U14s (B) Tuesday 7-8pm Sunday 12.30-1.30pm U16s (A) Monday 6-7pm Friday 7-8pm U16s (B) Thursday 8-9pm Sunday 2.30-3.30pm U18s Tues 8pm-9pm U18s and U20s Saturday 7pm – 9pm Senior Men Wednesday 8pm-9pm Senior Ladies Monday 7-8pm Thursday 7-8pm Senior Men and Senior Ladies interested in playing this year please get in contact with Claire O’Sullivan or Fergal O’Sullivan. New players always welcome. Please be aware that due to registration with Basketball Ireland and KABB, all players and teams must be registered as soon as possible. If you are interested in playing this year get in contact with your coaches and let them know. ST. BRENDAN’S BASKETBALL CLUB JUVENILE ACADEMY St. Brendan’s Basketball Club has officially started back with their Juvenile Academy for boys and girls for the new season and is actively encouraging budding young basketball enthusiasts to join. The club, which was founded 20 years ago to cater for boys in the Tralee area, has grown enormously since then. The club now caters for boys and girls in their Academy and boys in the Under-10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and under-20 age groups, as well as at Senior Men and Senior Women level. Our Academy is an integral and important part of the continuing development of the club. The Academy times are as follow






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