UCC Demons Silence Thunder in Cup Semi

Ciaran O’Sullivan (far left) and Colin O’Reilly combined to hit five consecutive three-pointers without reply in the third quarter as the home side overturned a 12-point deficit.

Michael Goj and Juan Torres helped Swords lead 30-20 after 10 minutes.

Demons regained parity within five minutes of the second quarter and Kyle Hosford found a route to the basket to give them a lead they’d never relinquish.

A 46-38 half-time scoreline allowed them to tee up the shooting masterclass after the break.

Ciaran O’Sullivan spoke afterward about what it’s like to be in the zone.

“You get there a couple of times a year if you’re lucky,” said the Corkman. “Tonight I felt like anything I threw up was going to go in.”

Irish Independent


Tony McGaharan

Tony started playing basketball when he was 11, after realising that he couldn’t kick a ball. Enjoying every opportunity to be around the game, Tony has been a player, scorekeeper, referee, coach and MC. In 2009, he coached women's basketball in Sweden for a season with the Umeå Comets (now bought over by Udominate). He then returned home and worked with PeacePlayers International, which uses the game to bring young people together from divided communities. Tony has since taken on a role in Google and has worked in Dublin and Singapore. He is now based out of London, playing for a local London D2 team, the United Nations Basketball Club.

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