Team Tom McCarthy’s 48 Donegal Town 27

A good start to the New Year with a home win against Donegal. In the first qtr Reidin O Loughlin & Mag O Donoghue were fantastic under the board with Eileen & Philomena O Connor doing most of the scoring to end 13-9. Louise O Connor came into her own in the second qtr on both sides of the court; she was backed up again by Reidin and Eileen to go into half time 29-15. There 3rd qtr was very slow to take off with both sides struggling to score, Mary Herlihy was fantastic here in defence keeping the Donegal girls at bay to keep it 35-19. In the 4th qtr all the girls got a run off the bench with Mary scoring 6pts here and Philomena with a brilliant 3 pointer, Neasa was introduced for her first National game and did a great job on Donegal best player to run out winners 48-27. Team &  Scores:Reidin O Loughlin & Philomena O Connor 9pts,Mary Herlihy 8pts,Eileen O Connor 7pts,Louise O Connor 6pts,Mag O Donoghue 4pts,Tracey Hartnett & Tara Brosnan 2pts,Márie Walsh 1pt, Maura Conroy,Mag Daly, Neasa Sheehy.


Cup win for McCarthy’s Ladies

Team Tom McCarthy’s 53  Foireann na Gaillimhe 43

With a string of players missing this weekend, the remaining 9 really had to step up to beat this strong Galway side and that’s just what they did. We started the better in the first qtr both outscoring and rebounding to finish 19-12. In the second qtr all 9 players got a run and everyone of them made their mark. Mary Herlihy and Danielle Mcloughlin hit everything they put up and Reidin was very strong under the boards 34-23 at half time.
Again the 3rd qtr was another big one for the Castleisland ladies with Reidin & Mag working hard to stop the two big players for Galway, Tommy worked the bench here again well, to finish 47-34. Galway threw everything at us in this qtr and tried to claw back the lead but the castleisland girls knew they had the upper hand and kept control through out to finish 53-43.
Team and scorers: Reidin O Loughlin 15pts,Mary Herlihy 13pts, Danielle McLoughlin 10pts,Eileen O Connor 9pts, Maura Conroy, Mags Daly & Máire Walsh 2pts each, Tara Brosnan, Louise O’Connor.


UL V Team Tom McCarthys

Team Tom McCarthy’s 52 UL 45

Another Trilling encounter by these two sides, Philomena O Connor score 8 out the 10 pts in the first qtr to level the sides 10 a piece at the break Reidin Loughlin really Step up under the boards with the help of Mags Daly to control the boards and excellent shooting by Miriam leane to lead 29 27 at half time. In the 3rd qtr McCarthy’s Ladies Stepped up again with Miriam, Louise,Danielle and Reidin being in control on both sides of the court. 40 -27 end of 3rd qtr. UL tried to claw their way back in the 4th qtr hitting 3 3pointers but the St.Marys ladies were well on their way now and with and finished out 52  45. Team & Scorers: Philomena O Connor 13, Miriam Leane 11,Reidin O Loughlin 10,Mags Daly, Tracey Hartnett & Louise O Connor 4,Danielle McLoughlin 3,Maura Conroy 2,Tara Brosnan 1, Eileen O Connor, Noreen Kearney & Lauren Prendiville.

Team Tom McCarthys V UL

Team Tom McCarthy’s back with a Bang.

Tom McCarthy’s Ladies opened their season with a win against UL. An outstanding first qtr saw them go ahead 26-11. UL tried to claw back the lead in the second qtr with St Mary’s getting into foul trouble early on with UL out scoring them 19-14 bringing the half time score 40-30. The third qtr was tightly contested with both sides playing great defence to hold the score to only 8 a piece, 48-38 end of 3rd. In the 4th qtr McCarthy’s Ladies kept their cool under fierce pressure from UL and ran out winners 54 – 46. Eileen O’Connor 21pts,Philomena O’Connor 9pts,Reidin O’Loughlin 6pts,Miriam Leane 5pts,Danielle McLaughlin 4pts,Louise O’Connor & Tara Brosnan 3pts,Mary Herlihy 2pts,Tracey Hartnett 1pt,Lauren Prendiville,Maura Conroy, Noreen Kearney,Mags O’ Donoghue.
Next game is away to UL on Sat Oct 8th @ 16.30 in UL Arena.

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