University of Galway Maree are Pat Duffy National Cup champions for the first time, as Jarett Haines inspired a 74-69 victory over DBS Éanna.

Haines hit 35 points en route to being awarded with the MVP award.

In a game where the lead changed hands 10 times, University of Galway Maree were behind by two after the second quarter.

They turned their fortune around after the third to lead 50-48, and managed a further 24 points to win by five.


University of Galway Maree team:

Cathal Finn, John Burke, Stephen Commins, Eoin Rockall, Ben Burke, Zach Light, Matthew Sweeney, Rodrigo Gomez, Jarett Haines, Malik Thiam, Zvonimir Cutuk, Paul Freeman


Top Scorers: Jarett Haines (35), Zvonimir Cutuk (15), Rodrigo Gomez (13), John Burke (5), Stephen Commins (3).


Coach: Charlie Crowley Asst Coach: Jack Finn, Colm O’Hagan Team Manager: Ross Doyle, Nutritionist: Eileen Finn


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