Basketball: Tolka Rovers beaten by Star

Star ended the last chance of any Dublin team making the 2002 Cup finals when they defeated Tolka Rovers in the University of Ulster.

Sx3 Star 86, Tolka Rovers 73

Star ended the last chance of any Dublin team making the 2002 Cup finals when they defeated Tolka Rovers in the University of Ulster.

Despite a poor opening quarter from Star they went on to take the last semi-final spot.

Tolka stormed into the opening quarter taking an early 27-16 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Star fought back hard in the second quarter to make it a one-point game at half-time.

The opening minutes of the third quarter could have marked the end of it for Star when Deric McGhee slipped and sat out the rest of the quarter with a groin strain.

However, the Northern men were unstoppable and turned the game around.

Star sought control midway through the third period and Tolka Rovers no longer had a look in.

Star hustled well and put on a full court press to take an eight-point lead going into the final quarter 66-58.

Paddy Boylan fouled out in the final quarter, but it was already too late for Tolka Rovers and they return to Dublin to wait yet another year to make the Cup title a reality. Star ran out winners 86-73.

ESB Senior Men's Cup

Frosties Tigers 84 (42) J Turner 22, K McFarland 22, J Teahan 21

Neptune 77 (35) C Watson 22, K Gamble 17, G Noone 11

Abbey Foods Sligo 62 (39) R Gorman 25, J Singleton 21, M Keohane 16

Waterford Crystal 84 (29) G Burston 20, M Woodson 14, Y Fontenau 11

BurgerKing Limerick 110 (48) C Browne (31). BJ McFarland (28) R Lynch


St Vincent's 95 (45) C Dickerson (32), M Richardson (16), M Trimmer (12)

Sx3 Star 86 (39) M Dixon 27, A Fulton 17, D McGhee 16

Tolka Rovers 73 (40) C Patterson 20, L McMillan 12, Z Smith 10

ESB Senior Women's Cup

University of Limerick 82 (42) N Mullally (17) M Aspell (16) S Leahy (15)

Firhouse Notre Dame 54 (27) M Candon (19) M Carty (11)

Bausch & Lomb Wildcats 54 (26) O O'Reilly 15, M Maguire 14, C White 13

Mercy Coolock 56 (27) N McEvoy 14, L Pete 14, E Curran 10

Drimnagh Dynamoes 66 (24) A Roche 20, L Kenna 12

Tolka Rovers 99 (48) S McDaid 31, S Maguire 25, L O'Brien 15

ESB Men's Superleague

Tyrone Towers 81, Hibernian UCD Marian 92

Esat Business Demons 81 (53) Dart Killester 89 (47)

ESB Men's Division One

Queen's 87, Neptune 74

Lundy Foods Ballina 83, ADC Moycullen 101

ESB Women's Division One

Crusaders 62, Cox Rockets Castlebar 67

Sligo 34, Cox Rockets Castlebar 37

Sligo 59, Crusaders 52

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