By virtue of their unprecedented success last season the College teams find themselves having to up their intensity to compete in the ‘A’ divisions this year…here’s how they’re faring…
December 9, 2015
17-3 fourth quarter run spurs St. Mary’s College to 53-40 home victory over Coláiste Iognáid (The Jes) in Senior “A” League Basketball
St. Mary’s College hosted Galway Senior “A” opponent Coláiste Iognáid (The Jes) on December 2nd, coming away with a 53-40 win, their first win at the “A” level since moving up from “B.”
St. Mary’s got out of the gates quickly. Ladmy Sila had five of his game-total 12 points in the first quarter, helping the home team finish the quarter up 14-7. However, the visitors went on a 30-22 run over the next two quarters to take a one point lead into the final period, but the fourth quarter was owned by the home team. Team captain Eoghan Kelly scored 11 of his game-high 23 points in the final period as St. Mary’s held The Jes to three points in the quarter.
“I was very happy to see our lads get their first win in “A” basketball for this season. They have all worked hard in training and earning this win will hopefully lead to more success at this level in the future” said coach Mike Lynch.
Kelly led St. Mary’s with 23 points to lead all scorers for both teams. In addition, Sila had 12 points, Diarmuid Mulkerrins scored seven points off the bench, Ruairi Grealish added five points, and Kelvin Samson chipped in four points in the victory. St. Mary’s will play St. Josephs’ Patrician College (The Bish) at a date and time to be announced in their final Senior “A” League contest for 2015-16.
St Mary’s Under 19s knocked out of the National Cup by Dunshaughlin Community College 59-79. A brave performance. Experience at A schools level is vital. Mary’s are finding their feet, by no means overawed and will challenge many of their more vaunted opponents before the season is over