Blackwater Steelers 33pts East Coast Cavaliers 20pts Our u12 boys were the only team
in action this weekend as we welcomed East Coast Cavaliers to the Sem on Sunday morning.
This was a much improved performance from the lads, and they are gelling well together
as a team. Our defensive game is getting better with each game. Our full court press,
which we used for the first time worked really well and denied the opposition any
scores in the last quarter. Great job boys! Team and scorers: Paddy Mulligan 9pts,
Andrew Stewart 7pts, Johnnie Wright 6pts, Patrick Murphy 4pts, Sean Woods 2pts, Ruadhan
O Dufaigh 2pts, Stephen McSkeane 2pts, Ethan McCaffrey 1pt, Daniel Aughey, Luke Swift
and Rory Conway.
Drogheda Bullets 39 Blackwater Steelers 24 Our u12 boys faced a mammoth task on Saturday
morning as they faced table toppers Drogheda Bullets. After a great team performance
the week before in Streete, the coaches were hoping for a similar display against
a stronger opposition. The boys did not disappoint. It was very heartening to see
them play with the same intensity from start to finish, even when they went behind
early in the game. Team and scorers: Ruadhán Ó Dufaigh 8pts, Andrew Stewart 6pts,
Paddy Mulligan 4pts, Rory Conway 2pts, Darragh Mulligan 2pts, Johnnie Wright 2pts,
Daniel Aughey, Diarmuid Mc Ginnity, Seán Woods and Stephen McSkeane.
Streete Warriors 24pts Blackwater Steelers 26pts This was a great game for the Steeler
boys and for the spectators as it was basket for basket for a lot of it. It was level
after the 1st, level again at half time but the Steelers pulled away in the “money”
quarter to give some breathing space before their press caused some jitters in the
last. The team learned a lot from their mistakes the previous week and everyone worked
really hard and played as a team. The defence was much improved from the last day
with team help working well. Team & Scorers: D. McGinnity 4pts, S. McSkeane 4pts,
P. Mulligan 4pts, A. Stewart 2pts, P. Murphy 2pts, D. Aughey 2pts, R. O Dufaigh 2pts,
S. Woods 2pts, D. Mulligan 2pts, E. McCaffrey 2pts, L. Swift and R. Conway.
Blackwater Steelers 22pts Carrick Cruisers 27pts (Steelers win on the 10 player rule) Despite
being beaten by a good Carrick Cruisers team the Steelers come away with the points
as Carrick only had 9 players so the league term this a forfeit. This was a disappointing
game for the Steelers lads performance wise as they still haven’t gelled as a team
and don’t trust each other enough. Work in progress as they say. Get well soon to
Adam McElvaney who injured his hand during the game. Team & Scorers: A. McElvaney,
A. Stewart 6pts, D. Aughey, D. McGinnity 2pts, D. Mulligan, L. Swift, P. Mulligan
9pts, P. Murphy, R. Conway, R. O Dufaigh 5pts and S. Woods.
Blackwater Steelers 13pts Cavan Lakers 33pts Cavan Lakers were far stronger than this
very young Steelers team, actual physical size makes a huge difference at this level
and the Cavan Lakers lads were bigger. Still the Lakers played well and won well.