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
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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.”