U14 AICC's 2016 - Recaps

U14 AICC's 2016 - Recaps

  • Apr 20,2016
Liffey Celtics 68, Limerick Celtics 46
April 10th, 2016
Liffey's Ciara Mulleady opened the scoring the first basket of the game. Limerick's Eimear Lane scoring 2 from the line to open Limerick’s account.  A really exciting first quarter with Liffey coming out on top 11-16.

The second quarter started with the same intensity, Limerick narrowing the lead with a basket from Henar Colino. Liffey took control of the second quarter extending their lead, with some great shooting from Limerick on the free throw line keeping  them  in touch. 

Limerick started the 3rd quarter with a fantastic basket from joint captian Sabhbh Edwards Murphy to narrow the lead  again,  but Liffey determined not to  lose control responded with Caoimhe Masterson scoring from a fast break. Fatima Akorede (Liffey) doing major damage driving the baseline increasing Liffey’s grip on the game. Karyl Martir doing brilliant work for Liffey distributing the ball around the offensive. 

Limerick’s Eimear Lane  (Joint Captain) scoring on  the break to  claw  back  the lead and with another  point from the line and a fantastic  outside shot  from Eimer reducing the lead letting Liffey know they were in for a  great game. Score end of 3rd quarter Limerick 35; Liffey 46.
Opening the final quarter from the Line Eimear Lane reduced Liffey’s lead again. With the minutes ticking away  ball handler Isabel Leahy drawing fouls while controlling the game for  Limerick giving Edwards Murphy 2 free throws  to  reduce Liffey’s advantage. But it’s hard to stop Fatima Akorede on the drive to the baseline for Liffey. Laying off the ball to Ciara Masterson  for  a great  basket  to keep Liffey’s lead. Liffey started  to  pull away with baskets from Karly Martir and  an on-form Caoimhe Masterson extending Liffey’s lead.  

Limerick Celtics: E Lane 26; S Edwards-Murphy 12; Isabel Leahy 5.
Liffey Celtics: F Akorede 21;  C Masterson 19; C. Mulleady 10.
HT: Liffey Celtics 28, Limerick Celtics 17

U14A Boys Results:

U14A Boys Final Report:
Ballincollig 40, Belfast Star Final 26
Parochial Hall, Cork
April 10th 2016

A big crowd attended the highly anticipated U14 Boys AICC final in the Parochial Hall. 
Ballincollig showed no signs of nerves and opened the 1st quarter with some great scores from Eli Lenihan and Sean McCarthy. CJ Fulton kept Star close with some stunning shots from distance but needed more help on this occasion. Ballincollig ended the 1st quarter with a 14-7 lead. 

Ballincollig turned the heat up in the 2nd quarter with Sean Flynn contributing 11 points in this quarter. Led by Hugh Murphy, Ballincollig saved their best defensive performance until the final, holding Star to 2 points in the 6 minute period. Ballincollig stretched their lead to twenty (29 – 9) at the half. 

The 2nd half was a tighter affair with Star battling back gradually. Connolly and Fulton closed the gap with some timely baskets. Ballincollig pushed on again with Phillip Schmitz and Cathal McDermott defending and rebounding which lead to some great Baskets from Emmet O’Shea and Mark Lucey. Ballincollig won out 40-26 winners with Sean Flynn captaining the side. 

Ballincollig: Sean O’Flynn 13, Eli Lenihan 8, Sean McCarthy 8. Ballincollig Coach – Daniel O’Sullivan
Belfast Star: Christopher Fulton 14, Niall Moran 3, Cillian Connolly 2. Belfast Star Coach - Adrian Fulton
HT: Ballincollig 27 V Belfast Star Final 9

U14B Girls Results:
U14B Girls Final Report: 
St Colms 23, Tralee Imperials 19
April 10th, 2016

Qtr 1: St Colms pinch the lead Bronagh Dolland drives numerous times to get Tralee into foul trouble 6-4 to St Colms
Qtr 2: Tralee's defence produces a number of turnovers and Ciara Ruth hit a couple of running bank shots in a row to even the game. 12 each at half time.
Qtr 3: A tight game as the lead changes 3 times, Rachael Kilgallen guides her team with excellent ball handling and passing to a 1 point lead. 16-15 to Tralee
Qtr4: R Conway pushed Tralee to keep the lead using her length to get to the basket but All-Star and captain Aoife Morrissey did everything that was needed and score 6 points in a row, 2 from free throws, 2 from a rebound and one from a coast to coast fast break

St Colm's: A Morrissey (Capt), Bronagh Dolland, Sophie Moore, Amy Higgins, Judy O'Halloran, Aoife O'Neill, Caomhe O'Neill, Caomhe Griffen, Abbie Pigott, Jana Zundel and Isabelle Meany
Top Scorers: A Morrissey 11 points, B Dollard 6 and A Higgins 4. Coach: J Spillane
Tralee Imperials: Aoife Dillane, Alison Guerin, Laura Flynn, Grainne Carmody, Abe Casey, Rachel Kilgallen, Mary O'Connell, Rebecca Conway, Ciara Rath, Emily O'Donaghue, Sophie Lohan and Mimi King.
Top Scorers: R Conway 6 points, E Donognal 5 points and C Rath 4. Coach: M Conway.

U14B Boys Results:
U14Boys Final Report:
Longford Falcons 47, Gneeveguilla 50
Moyderwell Hall, Tralee
April 10th, 2016

This game proved to be a very close encounter from the start but the Kerry side just edged it in the end on a score line of 50-37.

Favour Oguisalin got Longford off to a very strong start scoring 12 of their 15 points in the 1st quarter. A great team effort kept Gneeveguilla in the game with Ronan Collins, Damien o'halloran, Paudie O'Leary and Mark Cronin all getting on the scoresheet to leave it 15-9 after the 1st quarter.

the 2nd quarter started at a blistering pace  with Paudie Murphy's outside shot finding its range scoring 10 of Gneeveguilla's 16 points in this quarter. Scores from Morgan Nowell keeping the Longford side ahead by 1 point at the break. Half time score Longford Falcons 26 Gneeveguilla 25.

The 3rd quarter was closely fought with some super defence from both sides with some strong rebounding from Favour Oguisalin for Longford and Ronan Collins from Gneeveguilla.
Scores from Daniel Collins and Paudie Murphy for Gneeveguilla and Daniel Kurkin for Longford left the score at 37-33 in Longfords favour heading into the final quarter.

Longfords foul count proved costly in the final quarter losing their top scorer Favour Oguisalin and Kola Olajide. Corey Neary Murphy sunk a 3 pointer to put Longford 5 points ahead. With Ronan Collins and Damien Cronin finding their shooting rhythm Gneevguilla  took the lead and held onto it to run out winners on a scoreline of 47-50.  This was a huge win for Gneeveguilla with all their players originating from this small East Kerry village.

Longford Falcons: F OGUISALIN 15, D KURKIN 13, M HOWELL 5.
Gneeveguilla: P MURPHY 16, R COLLINS 11, D COLLINS 10.

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