D.T.B.C 29 - 24 Mulroy Hoops
Donegal Town took to the court for what was a low scoring first quarter with captain Ultan O Grady leading scoring for the Donegal ending up 8-5 in DTBC's favour.
Going into the 2nd quarter both sides took to the court & began to go score for score with Thomas White & Shane Meehan getting scores for Donegal but Mulroy had edged it going 17-16 into the end of the half.
3rd quarter Donegal began to have success with their full court pressure defence & began to get steals & fast break baskets all coming off with Oisin O'Donnell & James Mc Namara shining on defence it ended up 22 - 17 in Donegal Towns favour.
Going into the 4th quarter with a 5 point lead the Donegal kept the pressure on and began to edge out infront by 9 points once again Donegal's defence was shining with everybody contributing. Mulroy seen some scores but ultimately Donegal finished on top with the final score ending up Donegal Town 29 - Mulroy Hoops 24.
M.V.P - Ultan O Grady (15)
Thomas White (8)
Shane Meehan (2)
Frank Cornyn (2)
James Mc Namarra (2)
Ballyshannon 88ers vs Donegal Town 48 - 34
Letterkenny Blaze A vs Donegal Town 55 - 46
D.T.B.C. 51 - 31 Letterkenny Blaze B
DTBC U16 boys took to the court on Sunday with their well worked full court press ending in what was an outstanding first quarter scoring display from Ultan O Grady with a massive 18 Points in a row along with Conal Smyth & Oisin O'Donnell contributing to the scoring leading 21-6 going into the 2nd quarter.
Going into the 2nd quarter D.T.B.C took to the court but Blaze began to get some scores back with it ending up 23-16 in D.T.B.C's favour going into the end of the 2nd quarter & all to play for.
3rd quarter, D.T.B.C stepped on the court knowing that they had to pull back some scores & returned to their full court pressure defence. They began to see success with some great defensive play leading to some great scores at the other end from Ultan O'Grady & Christopher Darby thus the game ending up 39-25.
Going into the 4th quarter with a 14 point lead D.T.B.C worked their offence & began to pick some holes once again in the Blaze defence with some good shooting from Christopher Darby, Evan Gallagher & Conall Smyth having some success under the rim with some good Post Play thus leading to a game finishing 51-31 in D.T.B.C's favour.
M.V.P - Ultan O'Grady (32)Evan Gallagher (6)Conall Smyth (5)Christopher Darby (4)Frank Cornyn (2)Oisin O'Donnell (2)
Team: Ultan O Grady, Shane Meehan, Evan Gallagher, James Mc Namarra, Oisin Price, Oisin O Donnell, Christopher Darby, Diarmuid O Donnell, Joeseph Edwards, Conal Smyth, Frank Cornyn. Coach: Jordan Carty
The u16 boys despite no team at this grade last season are doing very well and are on an upward curve winning their last 2 outings for a run of 2 out of 5 games so far this season. Well to Coach Carty and Jimmy and John Meehan who are all helping out at this grade.
U14 Girls in a tough league but continue to work hard.
Donegal Town BC 24
DTBC suffered their second loss of the season after a very below form performance away to Ballyshannon. After a bright 1st quarter were we moved and passed well and with Jake Graham scoring when given the chance, things looked good but Ballyshannon upped their game but we did not. we led 6-0 at one stage but by the end of the 3rd we were 42- 18 down. A far better last quarter did give some encouragement but plenty off work for this young team to do yet.
MVP for DTBC was Jake Graham who scored 13 and rebounded very well.
Daniel Quinn 8, Ethan Kenny, Jack Kenny, Jake Graham 13, Niall Prendiville 2, Eoghan McPartland, Barry Burke 1, Ben McNeely, Conor Gillespie, Oisin Mogan, Shea Byrne.
Coaches Garry Prendiville and Paul McHugh.
U14s Boys Division 2
Donegal Town BC 15.
DTBC just came up short in a entertaining division 2 game. DTBC started the best with Cathan McCallig playing post very well and scoring well. The boys were passing well and creating chances, with the highlight a 3 pointer from Bobby Hamilton. Ballyshannon themselves started to score and by half time DTBC led 12-11. The second have was all about defense and missed baskets as both teams struggled to score. but in the last quarter Ballyshannon got the important scores and just ran out winners 19-15. John Anderson, Nathan Ward, Bobby Anderson and Daniel Cannon all had good games but MVP was Cathan McCallig who played his heart out.
TEAM. Bobby Hamilton 3, Cathan McCallig 8, Conor Gallagher, Daniel Cannon, Hugh McGettigan, John Anderson 2, Johnny o Driscoil, Matthew McNamee, Mikey Duke, Nathan Ward 2, Seamus og Caldwell, Shayne Martin.
Coaches Garry Prendiville, and Paul McHugh.
U12s Boys Division 1.
Sligo All Stars 30
Donegal town BC 33
DTBC recorded their 3rd win out of three for the season with a tough but gritty performance away to Sligo. Both teams were evenly matched and it showed in the scoreline as it was close all game. DTBC got on the score sheet first with Jack Smith scoring straight from the tip off. Morgan Cassidy got 2 baskets in a row but DTBC couldn't shake off Sligo as they responded with some good baskets. but nearing end of first half young Niall Feeney and Conor McCahill scored to leave half time 19-14 in DTBC favour. Second half was even tighter but with Oisin Doherty pulling the strings and Matthew McInern and Niall Feeney scoring DTBC held out for a very good win. All the boys played well and was a great team win but MVP was Conor McCahill who showed real potential to be a good player.
TEAM. Oisin Doherty , James Connelly 2, Matthew McInern 4, Darragh Griffin 2, Niall Feeney 11, Morgan Cassidy 5, Jack Smith 5, Conor McCahill 4.
Coaches Garry Prendiville and Dara Griffin.
This weeks fixtures sees a first outing for our ladies on Thursday at home To Ballyshannon 88ers at 8.40pm tip off. Friday night our u19 Women are away to Blaze with an 8.45pm tip in the Aura. Our u14 Boys play Ballyshannon 88ers at Home at 3pm on Saturday.
Regional Academy Training is this Sunday with the u14s in Colaiste Cholmcile, Ballyshannon while the u16s are here in the Abbey Vocational School.
Players selected to go forward for the trials are ;
Thomas White, James Mc Namara, Ultan O Grady, Oisin O Donnell, Chris Darby, Evan Gallagher, Diamuid O Donnell, Shane Meehan.
Sophie Carr, Orla Carbery, Nadine Mc Geoghan, Catherine Campbell, Aoibhe Timoney, Aoife Mackle, Courtney Harron.
Ethan Kenny, Daniel Quinn, Niall Prendiville, Jack Kenny, Leo Mc Gowan.
Emma Meehan, Sarah Donavan, Ella Mc Calmont, Ella Mc Kinney, Katie Gillespie, Roisin Gillespie, Amy Carr, Sophia Maziri, Shauna Doherty
Best of luck to all our players