The second and third quarters was more balanced, both sides' rotated players throughout. Ballina made their scores by cutting through will Garvey's were accurate both inside and from the perimeter. The home side gradually increased their lead as the game progressed.
Team Garvey's Seamus Brosnan went on a scoring spree in the final quarter while Ballina relied mainly on William Popplewell and Barry Powell for scores. The final score of the game came from Team Garvey's youngest team member Daragh Jones who made his debut with the team on the night.
This win puts Team Garvey's top of the southern conference as their closest rivals to date, Left Bank Killkenny suffered a loss to Ballon at the weekend. Ballon top the northern conference having had comprehensive wins in all games to date.
Next weekend will see Garvey's contest the first round of the National Cup. They meet Dublin Thunder. Thunder are not a national league team and so predicting an outcome at this point is not easy but as the squad is made up of a number of high profile names who have branched away from other clubs such as Puff Summers, Isaac Westbrook and Glen Wong to name but a few, it is expected to be the toughest challenge that Garvey's have faced in some time. Tip off is at 7.45pm in Castleisland on Saturday October 22nd.
Final Score: Team Garvey's 83 Loftus Recycling Ballina 54
Top scorers for Team Garvey's: Declan Wall 16, Seamus Brosnan 14, Andrew Fitzgerald 12.
Loftus Recycling Ballina: Stephen Popplewell 10, William Popplewell 10, Peter Papik 8.