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ESB Men's First Division 20/01/2001

Team Westaro Castlebar 63 (40) 59 (22) Lundy Foods Ballina
Mike Murray 18 15 Paul Freeman
Robert Fahy 13 15 Fergus Foody
Ollie Moran 12 14 Colm Leonard
This eagerly awaited matc between Westaro and Lundy Foods finally took place in An Sportlann, Castlebar. Both teams were well charged up for this local derby game. Westaro started the first quarter with all guns blazing adn some fine outside shooting form robert Fahy and Mike Murray,they were deserving leaders 19-13 at the end of the first quarter. With Colm Moran and Shane Fitzmaurice dominating the boards, they extended hteir lead to 40-22 by the end of the first half. using the third quarter to run the bench nearly proved fatal for Westaro. Lundy Foods hauled back the deficit and Westaro led 50-47 at the end of the quarter. this lead to a highly charged adn pulsating final quarter. With 6 minutes remianing on the clock, the sides were level 51-51. It took great team spirit and commitment to withstand this pressure and Westaro responded with some crucial tap-ins from Ollie Moran. Top scorer Mike Murray was fouled out with 3 minutes remaining, but Westaro held out to collect 2 valuable league points.

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