Final Score Lions 70-Warriors 76. We would like to thank all of the supporters who came down to see a fantastic game, our sponsors Abbey Seals and our match sponsor MemoryC.com MemoryC have offered our members a discount code of 5% off all new orders from now until Dec 21st using the codeGOLIONS. Thanks again for the support. The match report below is from the Basketball Ireland website.
Abbey Seals Dublin Lions came agonizingly close to claiming their first win of the season at home on Saturday evening, as they lost out 70-76 to the reigning champions, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors. Lions opened the game in red-hot fashion, stunning the Warriors into a 31-13 point end of first quarter scoreline, with Finn Hughes and James Gormley dominating the scoring. Lions kept the intensity up in the second quarter, and despite a big Tralee push in the second, the hosts still held the lead, 43-37 going in at half time. Warriors regrouped well at the break, with Jonathan Lawton and Paul Dick picking up some big scores in the third, but again, superb shooting from Hughes coupled with some great plays from Conroy Baltimore kept Lions’ in front, leading by 10 going into the last, 61-51. The fourth quarter was where it unraveled for Lions though, with Eoin Quigley, Paul Dick and Lawton leading the way for Warriors, and they kept mounting the pressure before edging into the lead and eventually taking the win by six, 70-76.
“We conceded 31 points in the first ten minutes and really put ourselves into a deep, deep hole,” acknowledged head coach, Pat Price afterwards. “When you make that comeback, you’re gassed. They went on another run after that. Not enough credit is going to Dublin Lions – they’re the best 0 and 10 team I’ve seen in a long, long time. You saw in the last three minutes some of our more experienced guys made some big plays and that was really the difference. We showed maturity and we were very measured. There was no panic buttons pushed. We’ll take it – it’s a great prep for next week.”
Abbey Seals Dublin Lions take on joint top of the table Garveys Tralee Warriors this Saturday in Colaiste Bride in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash. Warriors feature players such as Ivan Bogdanovic, Eoin Quigley and the versatile Kieran Donaghy. Lions will have 2 Americans available for the game as Conroy is fit again and Jarrett makes his home debut. The game tips off at 17:30. Be sure to get there early. Our sponsor for the game this weekend is MemoryC.com. #GoLions #ThisIsSuper
Under 17 girls recorded a good win against Oblates away Sunday morning. Girls took a quick lead and although Oblates never gave up Lions girls always had too much and ran out deserving winners Well done girls and the quietly spoken coach Mick
Thank you to the Greenlsle Hotel Inspiration Health club for sponsorship of Abbeyseals Dublin Lions Superleague players. Thanks to Sharon Moylan, sales & marketing manager and Tomas, Health Club Manager pictured here with Conroy Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/GreenIsleLeisureHotel/
Our young Lions U18 men came out on top of a tight game with Eanna in Moyle Park last night in the cup quarter final. Lions started the brighter of the two teams and got out to an early lead but Eanna battled their way back to lead by a point at the half. Turnovers looked like they might cost the home team in the end but some well timed 3 pointers gave Lions back the lead which they held until the final whistle to win by the slimmest of margins 64-63.
Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v KCYMS – Colaiste Bride 17:30 Saturday Nov 2nd:
Coach Rob and the boys are still looking for their forst win of the season and take on Killorglin CYMS at home this Saturday. KCYMS lie two places above us in the league and hopefully the lads can register their forst win of the season and get the ball rolling. #GoLions