The Blue Demons were the second Cork team to bring home some silverware during Basketball Ireland’s National Cup weekend. Their hometown rivals, Neptune, defeated UL Eagles in Friday night’s Men’s Superleague Cup, while Team Montenotte Hotel Cork came up short in their contest against UL Huskies in the Women’s Superleague Cup.
Team Garvey was led by player/coach, Brian Clernon, who contributed to the game in both of his positions. However, Demons looked in control of their own fate from the tip-off, which was highlighted by an early two-handed jam by the Cork side’s point guard, Kyle Hosford.
Andrew Fitzgerald for Team Garvey, who has been tremendous throughout the first half of the season, had difficulty down low against the Demon’s interior defence. Although point guard Declan Wall steadied the ship late in the game for Team Garvey, a shooting exhibition put on by Demons’ Brian O’Neill eventually led to the Cork team’s victory, with O’Neill rightfully awarded the Most Valuable Player of the game. Check out our post-game interview with the MVP: