Drogheda Bullets 67pts Blackwater Steelers 72pts This game was between probably the
two best U 18 teams in the NEBB League and the Steelers came out on top thanks in
no short way to the 40pts Andrew O Connor scored, he had a super game from start
to finish. However this game was not won easily, the Steelers took control in the
first with great defence setting up some good fast breaks. Despite missing a lot
of shots the Steelers led by 16 to 12 after the first. The Bullets rallied in the
2nd and wrestled control back helped by some questionable refereeing decisions. After
a couple of sweet 3 pointers they went into the break leading by 6pts (31 to 25).
All the Steelers showed up in the 3rd and they went from 6 down to 11 up by the end
of the third, with Dylan McKenna in, the defence got harder to beat, Killian hit
form too and the scoreboard ticked over nicely for the quarter. The Bullets pressed
in the last and made a real fight of it to come back in to it; or rather I should
say the Steelers let them back into it. They cut the lead to three at one stage but
the experience of Ryan, Killian and Andrew seen them come out winners.Team & Scorers:
Andrew O Connor 40pts, Ryan Treanor 12pts, Killian McAdam 11pts, Robert Haynes 7pts,
Michael McDonnell 2pts, Sebb Uglis, Sebb Ostrowski, Ryan Corley, Dylan McKenna, Kai
McCaffrey, Sean Conway and Donal Leonard.
Streete Warriors 52pts Blackwater Steelers 70pts Missing two starters from their line
up the Steelers were slow to start and Streete matched them stride for stride in
the first with the first quarter finishing even. The Steelers opened up a 14pt gap
in the 2nd with strong play from Andrew and Ryan. They stretched it out in the third
to secure the game and were never in any danger despite a rally from the home side.
Team & Scorers: Andrew O Connor 29pts, Ryan Treanor 22pts, Sebb Uglis 13pts, Robert
Haynes 4pts, Lorcan O Rourke 2pts, Sebb Ostrowski, Kai McCaffrey, Dylan McKenna,
Sean Conway, Michael McDonnell and Alister Stewart.
Phoenix Belfast 53 Blackwater Steelers 4 The Belfast side having played a game earlier
got off to the better start and never relinquished their lead; they passed the ball
well enough to reward their willing movement with scores consistently in the first
quarter. The Steelers improved in the second with Andrew O Connor leading the revival
but still conceded too much. After the break the Steelers took it up another notch
as Killian McAdam hit a brace of points and the Steelers cut the deficit to 6pts.
Andrew rattled them with 7pts in a row in the last but the Steelers could not cut
the deficit to fewer than 3 and Phoenix held out. Team & Scorers: Andrew O Connor
24pts, Sebb Uglis 7pts, Killian McAdam 5pts, Michael McDonnell 4pts, Ryan Treanor
3pts, Cian Fitzgerald 2pts, Rob Haynes, Conor McKenna, Kai McCaffrey, Sebastian
Ostrowski, Loran O Rourke and Jason Hamill.
Ongar Chasers 77pts Blackwater Steelers 42pts The Dublin side were a huge powerful
team who could play and they did just that. The Steelers competed with them for most
of the first quarter but the tide was starting to roll over them and the deficit
grew. Ongar who sit 2nd in the Dublin U 18 League at present drove the game on and
pushed their lead out. The Steelers all round game improved as the day wore on but
there was no way to pull this one back. Team & Scorers: Andrew O Connor 17pts, Killian
McAdam 17pts, Michael McDonnell 4pts, , Cian Fitzgerald 4pts, Rob Haynes 4pts, Ryan
Treanor, Conor McKenna, Kai McCaffrey, Sebastian Ostrowski, Sebb Uglis , Loran O
Rourke and Jason Hamill.