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ESB Men's First Division 04/02/2001

In the second of Lundy Foods two fixtures this game in the Neptune Stadium on Sunday this game was a story of two halves. In the first half Ballina match this Cork team and went basket for basket, but in the second half Neptune out classed their opposition. Lundy Foods got off to the best starts with Aidan Tighe scoring straight from the tip-off. Paul Freeman added a shoot from the base line and lead 4-0. Neptune cut the lead with two fast breaks to leave the scores 8-6 .The Ballina team were playing superb defence with Fergus Foody controlling the boards. Towards the end of the quarter both teams went basket for basket to leave the scores 12-12 at the end of the first quarter.
At the start of the second quarter David Melia made a three pointer but Neptune work the ball inside to score to leave the scores 18-18. Lundy Foods introduced Kevin Moran from the bench and he got on the score sheet straight away, but former super league players G.Gallgey and Alan Kelly replied for Neptune to leave the score 24-26. At the end off the quarter Freeman and Moran added further baskets to leave the score 28-28.
In the third quarter Neptune hit five three pointers to open up a 14 lead. Padraic Roche hit a three to keep Ballina close but Neptune had taken control of the boards and ran the court with easy. Paul Freeman and Kevin Moran got good baskets to leave the score at the end of the quarter 61-47.
In final quarter Lundy Foods ran their entire bench players and all tried hard. Neptune ran out easy winners, but Lundy Foods played very well against this well drilled team featuring several super league players. Best for the losers were Paul Freeman and Kevin Moran.

Lundy Foods
Gearoid Leonard 2, Padraic Roche 5, Aidan Tighe 10, Jason Mc Donagh 2, Martin Wynne 2, David Melia 3, Fergus Foody 6, Paul Freeman 20, Kevin Moran 10, Kevin Lenahan 2.
Coaches Dermot Melia and Oisin Ginty

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