U14 Boys T1
Coaches: Jerome Linnane, Mike Lynch & Henrique Policarpo
Team Manager: Helen O’Keeffe
Kerry Airport U14 Boys Div 2
23/03/22 County League
Tralee Imperials 37- 56 St. Brendan’s
Qu 1: Imperials 8 St Brendans 10
Qu 2: Imperials 21 St Brendans 35
Qu 3: Imperials 30 St Brendans 39
Qu 4: Imperials 37 St Brendans 56
This was Imperials final game of the season and they started well some nice scores from Conor McGibney and Ruairi Kennedy. A strong second half from Imperials again with Jamie O'Keeffe firing home some lovely jump shots and Eoghan Crowley playing good defence but they were having difficulty with St Brendans height advantage under the basket and were trailing 21 to 35 at half time. A good spread of scores throughout the team in the second half saw everyone contributing in either offence or defence but it wasn't to be their night.
Scorers: Conor McGibney 12, Jamie O'Keeffe 7, Ruairi Kennedy & Jack Noonan 4, Luke Gannon 3, Eoghan Murphy, Nathan Hill O'Shea & Oran O' Donoghue 2 and Eoghan Crowley 1.
It closed what has been a tough season for the boys but they are a spirited group who love the sport and I have no doubt they will return bigger and stronger next year. They can be very proud of themselves for constantly putting in a huge effort even when they were chasing the game they never gave up and improved with every game and were a pleasure to work with. A huge thanks to coaches Jerome , Henrique and Mike for their commitment to the boys throughout the year and to Sinead Egan for helping out with the table. And a final thank you to the club and all the parents for the support and bringing the boys to training and games around the county throughout the year. Take a well earned rest and see ye all next year 🏀🏀
The U14 Boys finished off their training for the season with a well deserved pizza party 🍕🍕 Thanks to the club for sponsoring the treat 💙🤍🏀 Final game of the season tomorrow night in CBS. Thanks to coaches Jerome, Henrique and Mike for all their hard work and commitment throughout the season.
16/03/22 County League
Tralee Imperials 34-59 St. Joseph’s
Q1 Imperials 4 St Joseph's 16
Q2 Imperials 14 St Joseph's 29
Q3 Imperials 29 St Joseph's 45
Q4 Imperials 34 St Joseph's 59
Scorers: Ruairi Kennedy 18, Conor McGibney 13, Filip Rybanski 2 and Eoghan Crowley 1.
Imperials were playing well in the first half and were unfortunate to be trailing by 15 points at half time they were unlucky not to have converted more scores and were working hard in defence and offence.
They worked hard again in the second half but the very fast pace tired them as they had only 2 players as subs. Special mention to Ruairi Kennedy who had a fantastic third quarter scoring 13 of Imperials 15 points and baging 3 lovely 3 pointers. Final outing will be next Wednesday 23rd against St. Brendan’s.
09/03/22 County League
Tralee Imperials 30-51 TK Cougars
Q1 Imperials 0-18 TK Cougars
A slow first quarter for Imperials saw the Cougars gain a substantial lead.
Q2 Imperials 18-21 TK Cougars
A better second quarter for Imperials with some nice scores coming from a well worked press left only 3 points in it at half time
Q3 Imperials 25-34 TK Cougars
A few wayward shots from Imperials left the Cougars increase their lead by 9 at the end of the 3rd.
Q4 Imperials 30-51 TK Cougars
Imperials began to tire in the 4th and were chasing Cougars who finished strong in the end.
Top scorers: Conor McGibney 16, Ruairi Kennedy 10, Luke Gannon 4.
20/02/22 County League
Rathmore Ravens 36-23 Tralee Imperials
Q1 Rathmore 13-2 Tralee Imperials
Q2 Rathmore 29-4 Tralee Imperials
Q3 Rathmore 34-16 Tralee Imperials
Q4 Rathmore 36-23 Tralee Imperials
Tralee found it hard to settle into the game with Rathmore having a significant height advantage and were trailing 29 points to 4 at halftime. The boys worked hard in the second half with some very good defence from Eoghan Crowley and Rodhan Culloo causing a few turnovers and helping Tralee get some badly needed scores on the board. Unfortunately the 25 point margin at half-time was too much to make up and they were chasing the game throughout.
They played really well in both quarters of the second half and will have learned a lot from this game on how to play to their strengths that will benefit them in their next fixture.
Scorers: Ruairi Kennedy 7, Conor McGibney 6, Eoghan Crowley & Justin O Halloran 4, Eoghan Murphy 2.
04/02/22 County League
Kenmare 39-37 Tralee Imperials
Q1 Kenmare 14-4 Tralee Imperials
Tralee were slow to settle into the flow of the game despite some excellent defence by Eoghan Crowley.
Q2 Kenmare 20-14 Tralee Imperials
Imperials got going in the 2nd quarter with some lovely scores from Conor McGibney and Jamie O'Keeffe they outscored the home side 11 pts to 6 to leave 6 between them at the half.
Q3 Kenmare 27-22 Tralee Imperials
Again imperials outscored the home side with good performances from Rodhan Culloo and Jack Conway Tralee were fighting hard for the come back in a game they just couldn't seem to pull ahead in.
Q4 Kenmare 39-37 Tralee Imperials
A very fast 4th quarter with both sides trading basket for basket after a fantastic 2 then a 3 from Ruairi Kennedy the game was level with about 1 minute left o the clock. A final quick thinking score from Kenmare saw the home side come away with the win with just 2 pts the winning margin. Each of the boys can be very proud of their performance and they gave it their all.
Scorers: Conor McGibney 18, Ruairi Kennedy 7, Jamie O'Keeffe, Luke Gannon, Rodhan Culloo 3 ,Jack Conway 2 and Oran O' Donoghue 1.
22/01/22 County League
Tralee Imperials 11-47 St Brendan’s (White)
Q1 Imperials 2 St Brendans 15
Q2 Imperials 7 St Brendans 25
Q3 lmperials 10 St Brendans 33
Q4 Imperials 11 St Brendans 47
Luke Gannon opened the scoring for Imperials in the first quarter in a game they found difficult to settle into. They found a bit of form in the second with Ruairi Kennedy hitting a nice 3 followed by basket and a free throw which left the score 25 -7 to St Brendans at the half. A few nice cuts by Imperials didn't pay off on the scoresheet for them and they found difficulty dealing with the press from St. Brendans in the fourth quarter and only managed 1 point in the quarter . Darragh Field was the stand out player for Imperials with some very good offensive rebounding aswell as hard work on defense and the only score from the free throw line in the fourth.
Scorers: Luke Gannon 5, Ruairi Kennedy 5 & Darragh Field 1.
Next for the boys is a home game vs St Brendans Green on Saturday 29th.
16/11/22 County League
St. Bridget’s 64-27 Tralee Imperials
The boys got back after the Christmas break with an away game to St. Bridget's in Castleisland .
Q1: St Bridget's 14-10 Tralee Imperials
They started the first quarter well with nice plays from Conor McGibney and Jack Conway. They traded baskets and it was seperated by 4 pts at the break.
Q2: St. Bridget's 32-12 Tralee Imperials
St Bridget’s dominated this quarter with their strong drives to the basket outscoring the visitors 18pts to 2.
Q3: St Bridget's 48-19 Tralee Imperials
The Tralee side continued to struggle under the boards and had a few unfortunate misses from layups that they needed to make a difference to the scoreboard. They never gave up.
Q4: St Bridget's 64-27 Tralee Imperials
Tralee fought hard but it just wasn't there day in the end.
Scorers: Conor McGibney 14, Eoghan Crowley 3, Filip Rybansky, Jamie O'Keeffe, Jack Conway Nathan Hill O'Shea, Saad Abdalla 2.
30/11/21 County League
Tralee Imperials 32-53 Glenbeigh Falcons
Q1: Tralee Imperials 12 Glenbeigh 15
Very closely contested opening quarter with Nathan Hill O'Shea getting some lovely layups from the press and pinpoint passing from Ruairí Kennedy.
Q 2: Tralee Imperials 19 Glenbeigh 27
Very strong scoring quarter for Ruairí Kennedy getting all Tralees scores.
Q 3: Tralee Imperials 22 Glenbeigh 49
Tralee found it tough in the 3rd quarter against a much physically stronger Glenbeigh side and were unlucky not to get a few more scores here but they were trying hard and didn't give up.
Q 4: Tralee Imperials 32 Glenbeigh 53
Some good rebounding and pressure defence led to a few nice scores from turnovers for Tralee who fought hard until the final whistle.
Special mention to the score of the night for Jack Conway who spun around and crossed hands to score a great basket.
Scorers: Ruairí Kennedy 15, Nathan Hill O'Shea 6, Jack Noonan 4, Rodhan Culloo 3 and Jack Conway, Eoghan Crowley 2.
24/11/21 County League
TK Bobcats 38-17 Tralee Imperials
Q1 TK Bobcats 10-6 Tralee Imperials
Q2 TK Bobcats 22-14 Tralee Imperials
Q3 TK Bobcats 32-16 Tralee Imperials
Q4 TK Bobcats 38-17 Tralee Imperials
Top scorers : Conor McGibney 7, Jack Noonan, Jack Conway, Ruairi Kennedy, Luke Gannon & Eoghan Murphy 2.
21/11/21 County League
St. Mary's 52-25 Tralee Imperials
Q1 - St. Mary's 14 Tralee Imperials 6
Tralee took a while to settle down but got underway with some nice baskets from Conor McGibney.
Q2 - St. Mary's 22 Tralee Imperials 15
Strong second quarter for Imperials saw them outscore St Marys 9 pts to 8 with some lovely scores from Ruairí Kennedy and very good work in offence and defence from Eoghan Crowley.
Q3 - St Mary's 40 Tralee Imperials 17
Some very organised play from St Mary's saw them pull the lead further ahead and they outscored Imperials 18 pts to 2 here despite some good effort from David Lynch.
Q4 - St.Mary's 52 Tralee Imperials 25
A few long range shots from Imperials didn't work out in their favour and despite good pressure which led to a few scores St. Mary's were the deserved winners.
Tralee Imperials Scorers:
Conor McGibney 12
Ruairí Kennedy 10
Jack Noonan 2
David Lynch 1
14/11/21 County League
KCYMS 48 - 29 Tralee Imperials
Q1 KCYMS 7 - 8 Tralee Imperials
Good driving and scoring by Conor McGibney with KCYMS getting in to foul trouble early on. There was a good defensive effort at the other end of the court by Jamie O’Keeffe.
Q2 KCYMS 20 - 8 Tralee Imperials
A very strong quarter for KCYMS as they outscored the Tralee side 13pts to 0.
Q3 KCYMS 37 - 18 Tralee Imperials
The third quarter got underway with nice cuts to the basket by Ródhan Culloo but unfortunately it didn’t result in scores. There was also nice play by Jack Conway as Imperials tried to make a dent in KCYMS’s lead.
Q4 KCYMS 48 - 29 Tralee Imperials
Tralee Imperials pressed up in the final quarter and got a few scores off it but just not enough in the end.
Top scorers : Conor McGibney 23, Jack Noonan 3, Eoghan Crowley 2, Rodhan Culloo 1.