DKIT and Tallaght IT squared of in DKIT's first league game of the season. Both teams came out strong in the first quarter but it was quite a low scoring quarter with DKIT ahead by 5. By the end of the second quarter with strong defence and good offensive plays by Kev Lacey and Mathieu Rouart as well as fantastic boards by Mateusz Karpinsky DKIT began to pull ahead and were up by 9.
Tallaght never really got back in to the game and Dundalk continued in the second half to push the advantage. The man to man defence on Kev Lacey wasn't working for the Tallaght lads and they were completely out matched on the boards as Mateusz continued to crash the boards and dominate the rebounds.
In the last 5 minutes of the fourth quarter Tallaght decided to give some of their new players a run and DKIT coach Darren decided to do the same. The DKIT bench managed to contain the Tallaght players and sailed to a 15 point win.
A great beginning to the season and the first time in 3 years that DKIT have beaten Tallaght in the league and I believe the first time in 5/6 years that DKIT have won their first game of the season.
So with cautious optimism I look forward to the rest of the season.