Killorglin Basketballers Win Again But Defeats For Killarney & Castleisland

Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin have won again in the Men’s Super League.

They’ve beaten Moycullen 81-64. Pierre Newton was again one of the stand out performers for the Kerry side, finishing the game on 26, while Ivan Bogdanovic and Daniel Jokubaitis caused big problems for the visitors under the boards. “Tonight was a huge statement for the club,” said head coach Ignas Šijanas afterwards. “That was our first ever Super League game in Killorglin and we really wanted to win it. The people of Killorglin came out in massive numbers and the noise in the hall was brilliant. The players responded and got it done. We celebrate tonight but then it’s back to training hard this week with a big road trip to Templeogue coming up.”

Eamonn Foley reports

Top scorers Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin: Pierre Newton 26, Ivan Bogdanovic 14, Daniel Jokubaitis 12
Top scorers Moycullen: Isaiah Harris Winn 24, Patrick Lyons 12, Joseph Tummon 10
Half time score: Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 38-28 Moycullen

Scott’s Lakers St Pauls Killarney lost in Men’s Division One, 101-96 to Tradehouse Central Ballincollig. Ballincollig laid the foundation for their sixth victory of the campaign with an excellent second quarter where they outscored the hosts by 29-23 to lead 48-51 at half time. The game was far from over though as Killarney staged a revival late in the third quarter with two scores from Justin Tuason and a Shane McCarthy effort leaving the minimum between the sides. Killarney’s Papito Hersisia was the toast of the home side – finishing with 40 points in an overall superb display but a combination of foul trouble for the hosts and Andre Nation’s accuracy at the other end down the stretch saw the way clear for Ballincollig to see the game home.

Matt O’Neill reports

Top scorers Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney: Papito Hersisia 40, Sean O Brien 24, Mark Greene 13
Top scorers Tradehouse Central Ballincollig: Andre Nation 46, Ciaran O Sullivan 17, Ian McLoughlin 10
Half time score: Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney 48-51 Tradehouse Central Ballincollig

St. Mary’s Team Tom McCarthy Castleisland were beaten 77-61 in Women’s Division One by Portlaoise Panthers. Good performances from Lorraine Scanlon, Denise Dunlea and Aoife Nolan just wasn’t enough for St Mary’s on the night, as a Claire Melia inspired Portlaoise drove home their victory.

Liz Galwey reports

Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Claire Melia 26, Ciara Wheeler 15, Maeve Cahillane 10
Top scorers St Mary’s Castleisland: Lorraine Scanlon 18, Denise Dunlea 14, Aoife Nolan 11
Half time score: Portlaoise Panthers 37-32 St Mary’s Castleisland

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors will have an away game next weekend in the Men’s Super League

They were due to host DCU Saints but the tie will instead take place in Dublin due to renovations at Tralee Sports Centre.

It means Warriors will now welcome Saints to the Kingdom on February 2nd.