Cavan Eagles lose league play-off semi-final

Mar 18, 2023 17:03 By Dave Hooper
Cavan Eagles lose league play-off semi-final Cavan Eagles lose league play-off semi-final
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Portlaoise Panthers secure play-off final place

McEvoy's Cavan Eagles bowed out of the national league division one play-off's after a 80-71 defeat to Portlaoise Panthers in the national arena.

Eagles started slowly and trailed by 19 points, 30-11 at first-quarter time. Eagles struggled to recover after the slow start.

The Cavan side battled back in the second-quarter, inspired by Niamh Tolan. Although it was only after half-way through the quarter that Eagles responded.


Imani Dixon shooting pulling Eagles back into the game as they trailed 46-34 at half-time.

While Eagles outscored Panthers in the third-quarter. 19-12, the damage done in the opening quarter was the difference.

Eagles unable to pull score-line level as Panthers were inspired by Shauna Dooley and Megan Dunne. Sarah Fleming’s three-pointers a weapon Panthers generally deployed.


Panthers but the gloss on the victory in the final minute with four free-throws as they won out 80-71.

Panthers will play St Paul’s Killarney in the league play-off decider on Sunday.


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