U18 lads do the business in a cracking game at the Arena!!!!!
U18 National Cup Champions arrive home!!!!!!
All roads lead to the Arena on Sunday morning!!!!!!
National Cup Final here we come…….
U18 National Cup Semi-final live on Youtube!!!!!!
A favourable group draw, no major injuries at the business end of the season, avoiding the favourites until the final, key players in good form; add to that a good record in key underage games versus Neptune and, in sporting terms, everything pointed to it being “Moycullen’s year”. However, on Saturday, this all meant nothing as Moycullen came up against a quality side who were just too good. In fairness to the team, they gave it everything and, for a brief moment with three minutes to go, after a superb fourth quarter effort, they had closed to within 5 and dared to dream. Neptune quickly slammed the door in their faces though and closed out the game in impressive fashion in a way Moycullen had done in their previous three games. Deserving champions, the level of their ability was further highlighted on Sunday, when 4 of the same players logged big minutes in their U20 victory over Moycullen’s U20 conquerors, St Vincents, with Sean Jenkins clinching his 2nd MVP award of the weekend. Indeed, one wonders how much star U16’s, Cian Heaphy and David Murray would have played, were they not ineligible due to their age!
After a tremendous cup campaign, Moycullen face the final hurdle on Sat at 2pm in the National Basketball Arena, when they face pre-season Cup favourites, Neptune. It’s a big challenge for the Moycullen guy’s but, having come through a number of tight battles, they will certainly enter the contest battle hardened.
Moycullen U18 Men showed unbelievable heart in the National Cup Semi FInal vs Tolka Rovers to overturn an 18 point deficit in the second quarter, tieing the game at the end of regulation, 71-71, before edging the overtime period for a magnificent 78-76 victory and a place in the final vs Neptune BC.
Moycullen face Tolka Rovers in the U18 National Cup semi final next Saturday. The teams have crossed paths many times over the years and indeed have already faced each other three times this season, twice in friendlies and once in the Cork County Board tournament. Tolka edged the Cork County Board clash in overtime and the teams split the other two friendlies.