MEN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE -- Team Garvey's 45 Blue Demon's 68
TEAM Garveys St. Mary's lost their undefeated home run last weekend when an impressive Blue Demons side proved too good to conquer.
Despite an strong early start by Demons, who are coached by Killarney man Cormac O'Donoghue, Team Garvey's Dan Griffin, Tom Fleming and Ruairí O'Rahilly kept the home side in touch and they trailed by just four points at the end of the first quarter.
Demons dominated the early part of the second going 18 points up in the first five minutes, Tim O'Halloran, Brian O'Neill and Shane McCarthy all finding their target with ease. Garvey's coach Brian Clernon took a time out mid way through to re focus his squad and they responded by hitting seven unanswered points. However the attack was short lived as Demons fought back. Half time score was 25 points to Team Garvey's, 39 points to Blue Demons.
Team Garvey's were poor defensively and this cost them dearly in the third quarter. Demons attacked fearlessly time and time again increasing their lead by another 10 at the end of the third. Last season's super league player, Kyle Hosford was a huge asset to the Cork side and proved difficult to control throughout the game. The task at hand proved impossible as the home side trailed by 24 with just 10 minutes to go. Garvey's hit a single point more that their opponents in the final quarter to see Demons walk away with the win. TEAM GARVEYS: Dan Griffin 12, Declan Wall 8, John Teahan 5, Andrew Fitzgerald and Ruairí O'Rahilly 4 each, Tom Fleming and Brian Clernon 3 each, Declan Culhane, Billy Wiseman and Michael Broderick 2 each.
Team Garvey's have three wins and two losses so far this season. Having gone three weeks without a game the side will now have three games in eight days, including last Saturday's game.
They travel to Cork tonight (Wednesday) to play Fr. Mathew's in Colaiste Críost Rí, this game tips off at 8.15pm.
On Saturday (December 1) Team Garvey's travel to Kilkenny where they tip off at 7.30pm in O'Loughlin Gaels.