Templeogue topple Griffith to go top of Super League

Templeogue have edged ahead in the race at the top of the Men’s Super League this weekend, to take prime position at the top of the league table ahead of the Christmas break.

The men in red ran out impressive 76-105 point winners over Griffith College Swords Thunder in a big Dublin derby at the ALSAA on Saturday evening, with Neil Randolph, Lorcan Murphy and Jason Killeen the stand out performers on the night.

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Templeogue have edged ahead in the race at the top of the Men’s Super League 

It wasn’t all one-way traffic though, as Swords held a slender two-point lead at the end of the first, thanks to the mastery at the top of the key from point guard, Isaac Westbrooks.

A big push from Templeogue in the second saw them take a 43-50 point lead at half-time, but the game was in the melting pot still, with Thunder’s Elijah Mays causing havoc for the Templeogue defence.

Randolph and Murphy began to dominate proceedings in the third and despite good play from Adrian Fernandez at the other end, Templeogue pushed into a 62-79 point lead by the end of the third and finished strong from there.

Speaking afterwards, head coach, Mark Keenan said: “It’s always tricky out here, we only got our first win out here last year, so we know how hard it is to get a win out here.

“I thought we were great in the second half, our zone defence worked well in slowing down Elijah [Mays].

“We are ahead now, the other teams have to win that game in hand now it adds a bit of pressure for them.

“We bounced back well from a couple of sloppy weeks and I’m really happy with the attitude. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going now.”

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