Two wins on the road keep Team Garveys in first place


MEN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE: DIVISION ONE Team Garveys 68 Fr Matthews 57 TEAM GARVEY'S St. Mary's had two much needed wins on the road over the past seven days.

On Wednesday last they travelled to Cork to play Fr. Matthews. Fr. Matthew's started strong and so the St. Mary's boys trailed for the most part of the first quarter but a three on the buzzer from John Teahan saw them reduce the deficit to three. A better second quarter performance saw Garvey's go one ahead by the half time interval. A strong performance offensively in the third quarter saw a series of three pointers courtesy of Declan Wall and John Teahan, defences was also much improved and Team Garvey's finished the quarter with a 13 point lead. Fr. Matthews reduced the gap somewhat in the final quarter but Team Garvey's took the game 68 points to 57. Scorers were John Teahan 22, Andrew Fitzgerald 13, Declan wall 12, Ruairí O'Rahilly 8, Billy Wiseman 4,Declan Culhane 3, Seamus Brosnan 2. Team Left Bank Kilkenny 63 Team Garvey's 73 ON Saturday the squad travelled to Kilkenny where they took on Team Left Bank Kilkenny. It was the home team who took the early lead with Julian O'Keefe hitting eight points but two threes from Declan Wall and brought Garvey's back to within a point by the end of the first. The sides were similarly matched for the second and third quarters. Garvey's won several fast breaks due to some great defensive rebounding by Michael Broderick and Andrew Fitzgerald but not all were converted.

Team Garvey's were the dominant side in the final period and as the clock ran down they went from two points down at the end of the third to win by 10. TEAM GARVEY'S: Andrew Fitzgerald 25, John Teahan 19, Declan Wall 12, Seamus Brosnan 4, Michael Broderick 4, Dan Griffin 3 and Declan Culhane 3.

WITH five wins from seven games Team Garvey's are currently top of the Southern conference table with Blue Demons in second place having played six games and won five. Ulster Elks are currently top of the Northern conference with Templeogue in second place.

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