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

Co-founder of The Courtside Collective, Tony has been a player, scorekeeper, referee, coach and MC. A true fan of the game! In 2009, he coached women's basketball in Sweden for a season with the Umeå Comets ("Udominate"). He then returned home and worked with PeacePlayers International, which uses the game of basketball to bring young people together from divided communities. Tony has since joined Google and has worked in Dublin, Singapore, and now London. He is now working to create a new basketball league to provide a better basketball experience for ballers in central London and with the added goal of engaging young people in the sport.

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