Titans pipped by Malahide rally as Maree suffer loss


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Titans pipped by Malahide rally as Maree suffer loss Titans pipped by Malahide rally as Maree suffer loss

It was a disappointing weekend on many fronts for Galway’s four national league teams, with all going down to defeats of varying levels of seriousness at the weekend.

The biggest impact is the last-gasp defeat that fell Maigh Cuilinn’s way, with Vernon Jackson’s basket eight seconds from time for Templeogue clinching the win for the Dublin side and consigning Maigh Cuilinn in Division One next year, ending their 13-year run in the Super League.

Maree were miles of the pace when slumping to a 17-point defeat to Eanna on Saturday, which leaves them needing a win on the road against Killester this Saturday to clinch the South Conference title.

In the Women’s Super League, University of Galway Mystics have one final shot to avoid the relegation play-off despite losing to title-chasing Liffey Celtics at the weekend, but they must win their final game of the season this weekend to do so; while in the Men’s Division One, Titans need to beat Limerick Sport Eagles in their final game this weekend, and hope Killarney Cougars lose both of their last two games, to avoid finishing bottom of the division.


Eanna 79

Maree 62

Maree travelled to Eanna on Saturday night looking for the win that would claim the South Conference title in what was a repeat of last year’s Pat Duffy cup final, but the home side gained some revenge for that defeat as they bullied Maree into submission to claim a dominant win.

The Dublin side are battling for a top-two seeding in the North Conference, and this win keeps them just ahead of a Killester side that will need to beat Maree this weekend, and hope Eanna lose to Belfast Star, to pip them to a home quarter-final.

Pictured: Deontae Robertson hit 24 points for Titans against Malahide.

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