Wildcats to strike back

Wildcats play their first game in six weeks when they face Meteors at the Mercy Gym on Saturday night next.

Wildcats play their first game in six weeks when they face Meteors at the Mercy Gym on Saturday night next.

This Saturday Maxol WIT Wildcats play their first home game in six weeks when they face Dublin Meteors in the Mercy Sports Hall at 7pm. Wildcats should be chomping at the bit in anticipation of this game as both sides went to battle only last Saturday evening in the capital with Meteors proving the superior side.

Wildcats will be most disappointed with their performance as Meteors raced into an early lead finding scores easy to come by, leading by 12 points after the first quarter. By half-time the Dubliners had doubled their lead and looked like record their biggest score in the Premier league. However gradually Wildcats found their true form and steadied the ship edging their way back into the game. At the final buzzer the difference was just 13 points – final score Meteors 73 Maxol WIT Wildcats 60.

There was good reason for Wildcat’s slow start and it’s simply lack of games. It had been three weeks since they last played due to the cup finals and a badly arranged schedule of games.

Although Wildcats have trained hard there’s nothing like competitive games. Meteors had just come off a mid-week encounter with D.C.U and that proved to be of huge benefit to them. This coming Saturday there are no excuses, with home advantage and a lot of pride at stake. Expect Wildcats to edge what no doubt will prove to be a hotly contested game with crucial league points at stake for both sides. Tipp off in the Mercy gym is at 7pm.

Underage Update

It has been a very busy few weeks for our underage teams competing in the Kilkenny and Cork leagues. The U14 team and a one point win in overtime against St. Anthony’s in the Cork Championship and will now face Brunell in the final in Neptune in April. The U14 squad also travelled at the weekend to take in some challenge games against Liffey Celtics and Meteors, before staying on to support the Premier team. The U13, U14 and U15 teams travelled to Midleton on Sunday last all coming home with victories. With several teams still in the running for silverware it will depend on the games in the coming weeks.

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