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ESB Mens First Division 13/12/2000


Lundy Foods travelled to Galway on Saturday last to take on the last years league runners -up Moycullen. Lundy Foods started the game positively with Fergus Foody and Colm Leonard scoring with outside shoots to trail by 8-11 after five minutes. At this stage in the game Moycullen scored freely to lead 21-8 with great outside shooting from Marcus O Grady and Glenn Hynes. Once again Fergus Foody and Colm Leonard replied for this Ballina team with successful free throws to leave the score at the end of the first quarter 27-14.
In the second quarter Lundy foods switched to a man to man defence to stop Moycullens outside shooting. Ballina got off to a good start with great steals by fergus Foody to set up fast break baskets. To leave the scores 31-18. Moycullen with their outside shooting stopped, worked the ball into 6-6 John Cunningham and he scored five baskets in a row. Paul Freeman had his best period in the game with ten points at the end of the second quarter to leave the half time score 52-30.
At half time it became evident that Lundy Foods had not the overall physical presence to match Moycullens. But this did not deter this young Ballina team, and against the odds cut the Moycullen lead to twelve points 52- 40, with good outside shoots from Fergus Foody and David Melia. But once again Moycullen stretched their lead with three pointers from Hynes and Dara Canavan to lead 73 - 50 at the end of the third quarter. Lundy Foods had their best display in this quarter to score 20 points to Moycullens 21 points, whilst running all their bench players.
In the last quarter all of the Lundy Foods players got on the score sheet .Man of the match Fergus Foody added to his tally with a further 12 points and the same player made 14 free throws from 18 to finish top scorer in the game with 26 points. Moycullen finshed easy winners 98- 69 gaining revenge for their defeat in Ballina in the first round 71-69 .

Lundy Foods
Fergus Foody 26, Paul Freeman 16,Colm Leonard 8, Geariod Leonard 6, Aidan Tighe 4, David Melia 3,Padraic Roche 2, Kevin Moran 2, Kevin Lenahan 1, Martin Wynne 1.
Coaches: Dermot Melia and Oisin Ginty

ADC Moycullen
John Cunningham 24, N. Cunnningham 14, Marcus O Grady 11, Dara Canavan 11, Glenn Hynes 12,
John Stephens 12, G. Hynes 3, Kevin Mc Donald 5
Coach: Douglas Collins

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