In a repeat of the Pat Duffy National Cup final, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors and C&S Neptune will renew rivalries in the final of the Men’s Super League at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght next Saturday night. Last weekend the Warriors inflicted more pain on DBS Éanna for the second time at the last four stage of a major competition this season.The Warriors could not have got off to a better start and produced arguably the best opening to a game this campaign.
In the final quarter two from Jokubaitis restored the Warriors advantage to 14 and a fifth foul saw Kieran Donaghy depart the scene after putting in a heroic shift. It was Aaron Calixte who really put on a show of stunning offence in the final minutes landing two from inside and two from outside the arc with Jokubaitis and O’Hanlon, with his third three of the day, adding some gloss to the final score. The drumming and chanting continued long after the final buzzer as the Warriors supporters greeted and embraced their heroes. The focus now quickly switches to the trip to Tallaght again next Saturday night. as they take on C&S Neptune with the chance to add the League title to the National Cup. It will be an absolutely intriguing battle with Neptune looking to capture a League title for the first time since 2003. Tip off at the National Basketball Arena on Saturday evening is 7.00pm.
Photos credited to Liam Ryan.