SSE Renewables Moycullen were back on the court on Sunday after a very short Christmas break when they travelled to Cork to play current league leaders UCC Demons. The Cork side is unbeaten in the league this year and they have proven over the first half of the season to be the best team in the league with some excellent displays.
The first quarter was in truth a master class on offence by the Cork side and they punished the young Galway team ruthlessly on every defensive lapse. While Moycullen stemmed the tide a little in the 2nd quarter, it was proving to be mission impossible for them as the barrage continued. At times it looked like the basket was like a football goal such was Demons accuracy from the field and in particular beyond the arc. Renewed focus on cutting down on errors and being more clinical on offence was the order of the day for the second half and credit to Moycullen they came out and went toe-to-toe with the League leaders in what was a much better half of basketball for them. While the outcome was never really in doubt, the Westerners regained some pride in that second half and while they won’t have enjoyed the journey home they will take some heart from that better second half showing.
There is little let up for SSE Renewables Moycullen as they welcome current league champions UL Eagles to the Kingfisher next Saturday 4th in their first game of the New Year. This will be the first game in the second phase of the league so the young Moycullen team will be hoping to improve on their level of consistency and continue to learn and develop on the fly. Throughout the first half of the year they have shown glimpses during games that they are right in the hunt but with youthful exuberance comes inexperience and it is this that has been costing them those vital few scores in games. They will go into Saturday’s encounter knowing that intensity coupled with that elusive consistency throughout the game is key if they are to come away with the win. Tip-off is 6:30pm
Mike Callaghan 28, Dylan Cunningham 15, Eoghan Maxwell 8, Ronan O’Sullivan 4, Rory Gilson 4, Sean Candon 3, Ian Burke 2, Tomas Gilson, Gerald Lyons, Evan Costelloe, Nollaig Cunningham, Stephen O’Brien
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