Men's National League Division One
Blue Demons 79
Team Garvey's 63
TEAM Garvey's met their cup final rivals Blue Demons at the weekend in what turned out to be a game very similar to that of their recent cup final. The first quarter was fast, close and filled with spectacular shooting. While Blue Demons opening 22 points was spread between six of their players, Team Garvey's main contributor was team captain Dan Griffin who registered 12 for Team Garvey's while Declan Wall missed nothing from the line.
The second quarter saw Team Garvey's reduce the gap to a single point. Declan Wall opened with a three while Griffin continue to perform and Fitzgerald and Culhane dominated the board but Demons O'Halloran and Rodgers left nothing behind leaving the half time score at 34 to 33 in favour of Demons.
The third quarter was where the game was lost by the St. Mary's side. Blue Demons upped the pace considerably and Garvey's had several turnovers Brian O'Neill hit 11 personal points during the quarter for Demons who managed a series of fast breaks. Garvey's had plenty possession but shots did not fall for them and Demons won the quarter by 18 points.
Team Garvey's came back into form during the final 10 minutes, Daragh Jones made some nice scores inside as did Declan Culhane and Andrew Fitzgerald, Dan Griffin added four more to bring his tally to 27 points for the game and Declan Wall and Brian Clernon finished off the quarter with three's. Garvey's took the quarter but the gap created by Demons in the third period was impossible to bridge. This win puts Demons top of the southern conference table while Team Garvey's are now third in the Southern Conference.
Team Garvey's: Dan Griffin 27, Declan Wall 14, Andrew Fitzgerald 7, Declan Culhane 5, Daragh Jones 5, Brian Clernon 3 and Tom Fleming 2