UCC Demons face a difficult and unusual programme in the Nivea for Mens SuperLeague when they play Belfast Star twice in less than 24 hours this weekend.
11890 Killester will be hoping to build on their epic win over Bord Gais Neptune last week when they visit NUIG to play Moycullen.
UL Eagles will be looking to continue their positive end to the season when they visit UCD Marian, while Bord Gais Neptune will be looking for their first win of the season against DCU Saints.
UCC Demons trip north will be a memorable one, as they become the first team in the history of the league to play the same team twice in less than 24 hours.
Demons will be without the injured Carlton Cuff and Shane Duggan but coach Paul Kelleher is hoping his team can produce the type of basketball they are capable of.
'This could be our toughest weekend of the season for a whole number of reasons, said Kelleher. Star are coming into the sort of form that I had expected from them before the season started and coming off two big wins in recent weeks makes them even tougher.
Star have quality right through their side and have great perimeter scoring and we also know of Josh Johnson's credentials after he spent a season with us. This will be an exciting game, but if we are going to get the desired result in both games, we will have to play with patience, poise and use our experience to get over this challenge.'
For the Star coach Danny Fulton it is an opportunity to make it three wins in a row and end the season on a high despite failing to reach the Play-Offs.
We stopped the rot against Killester and followed up last week with a win against Moycullen but we know Demons will be a far tougher proposition, said Fulton.
Bord Gais Neptune will be desperate to return to winning ways against DCU Saints after the disappointment of last weeks one point overtime loss to 11890 Killester.
The defeat to Killester leaves their hopes of claiming the Southern Conference hanging by a thread.
If we produce a similar battling performance against DCU Saints I think we will pose them problems, said Neptune Head Coach Mark Scannell.
It was hard to take the Killester defeat in the manner we did but we cannot do anything about that now and we must stay focused on the job in hand.
For the DCU Saints coach David Donnelly it has been a frustrating last fortnight following defeats to UCC Demons and UL Eagles.
We are not firing and we need to get back to winning ways and playing Neptune on our home court will be the acid test for us, David said.
I am trying to solve the mystery of how our form dipped so suddenly and we need to address it quickly with the play offs around the corner.
11890 Killester will have a full quota to choose from as they make the trip to a Moycullen side, who are looking for their fifth win of the season.
We were relieved to get back to winning ways against Neptune but this is another game that is not a forgone conclusion, said Killester Head Coach Darren ONeill.
UL Eagles had a mixed weekend when losing to UCC Demons but they bounced back to demolish DCU Saints and coach Mark Keenan is hoping for a repeat performance when they travel to Belfield to play UCD Marian.
When we play our best basketball we are formidable opponents for any side in this league and the main focus for us right now is not to look beyond the play offs, Mark said.
UCD Marian showed signs of vast improvement in their recent clash with 11890 Killester despite the 84-81 loss and will be hoping the Play offs will mark a positive end to their campaign.
Nivea for Mens SuperLeague
Moycullen (Galway) v 11890 Killester (Dublin), NUIG Kingfisher, 19:00; UCD Marian (Dublin) v UL Eagles (Limerick), UCD Sports Centre, 19:10; Belfast Star (Belfast) v UCC Demons (Cork), DLS Anderstown, 19:15
Basketball Ireland Mens Division One
Matt OFlaherty Chemist Titans (Galway) v Maree 9Galway), Renmore Community Centre, 19:00; Team Left Bank Kilkenny (Kilkenny) v Neptune (Cork), OLoughlin Gaels GAA Club, 19:00; Team Loftus Recycling Ballina (Mayo) v CHM Ballon (Carlow), Ballina Sports & Leisure Centre,19:30; Team Meadowlands St.Brendans (Kerry) v Blue Demons (Cork), Mercy Mounthawk, 19:30
Sunday February 26th 2012
Nivea for Mens SuperLeague
DCU Saints (Dublin) v Bord Gais Neptune (Cork), DCU Sports Complex, 16:00; Belfast Star (Belfast) v UCC Demons (Cork), UUJ, 15:00
Midweek game result : Nivea For Mens SuperLeague
11890 Killester 84 (37) (J Turner 31, R Clarke 13, P Madsen 11) UCD Marian 81 (42) (K Foley 20, C Meany 17, N Meany 16)
Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Chang... [read more]
Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS
Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Changes Life, Rory McIllroys Foundation, the Rory Foundation, and The SSE Arena, Belfast. The tournament, which will take place on December 1st and 2nd, will feature Holy Cross vs. Manhattan College and La Salle University vs. Towson University. As the official airline of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, it's our privilege to not only fly the teams to the tournament, but also the loyal fans, who will travel across the Atlantic to show their support, said Jack Foley, Aer Lingus Executive Vice President, North America. We look forward to offering guests a warm welcome on board our flights. Special fares are available from across Aer Lingus East Coast transatlantic network of Boston (BOS); Hartford (BDL); New York (JFK and EWR), and Washington D.C. (IAD) for outbound travel to Ireland between November 17 and November 30, and return flights between December 3 and December 10, 2017. Roundtrip fares, inclusive of taxes and fees are as follows: From JFK, EWR, BDL $469* From BOS $479* From IAD $559* These fares are available exclusively through Aer Lingus Emerald Exclusives Desk, which operates Monday through Friday 9:30am 4:30 pm EST. They can be reached via telephone at 1-877-351-6665.
Killorglinhas won Cork Mens Basketball Board Boys U17 Billy Kelly Tournament after defeating Moycullen 53-52 in the final on 15-Apr-2017 in the Parochial Hall, Gurranabraher. Killorglinwere Pool 1 winners after the first day of the tournament. On the second day they defeated Templeogue and Blue Demons on the way to the final. Neptune was stopped byMoycullen at semi-final stage. It was a dramatic end of the final game of an excellent tournament having been down by two points with 10 secondsto play Killorglin tookthe win. From : www.corkbasketball.com
Congratulations toMoycullen BC on winning Boys U16A All Ireland Club Championship in Cork. Moycullen defeated Belfast Star 31-18 in the final game of the Championship on 23d of April 2017 in the Parochial Hall. Pool 3 winners Moycullen defeated Gneeveguilla in the first semi-final while Belfast were victorious over Corks Blue Demons. Blue Demons took the 3rd position in the overall ranking with Ballincollig taking the 5th. Well done to both Corks club. From : www.corkbasketball.com
Cork Celts last evening won The Cork County Basketball Board's Div 1 League Title for the second consecutive season Defeating Ballincollig.
Anthony Thompson (178-PG)
Donaghy the star as Tralee Warriors crowned Men's Champions Trophy champions - 27 days ago
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Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) was the star of the show in Letterkenny today as Tralee swooped home to glory and scooped the silverware in the final of the Basketball Ireland Men's Champions Trophy. It was a thrilling finale in Donegal as Donaghy drove down the court and laid the ball up in style to send another epic battle with Regular Season champions, Templeogue, to overtime (66-66). That last gasp bucket was just one story of many that can be told from today's game, with Jason Killeen (2... [read more]
Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) was the star of the show in Letterkenny today as Tralee swooped home to glory and scooped the silverware in the final of the Basketball Ireland Men's Champions Trophy. It was a thrilling finale in Donegal as Donaghy drove down the court and laid the ball up in style to send another epic battle with Regular Season champions, Templeogue, to overtime (66-66). That last gasp bucket was just one story of many that can be told from today's game, with Jason Killeen (211-C-85, college: Augusta) shining brightest for Templeogue in one of the closest Men's Super League clashes of the year. The story, however, lies with Tralee and the glory of their achievement and it is one that will be told for many years to come. From Donaghy to Trae Pemberton (193-G-92, college: Maryville, MO) - a guard who has dazzled for the Kingdom throughout the season - to Goran Pantovic (208-F-91, college: Drexel), the team worked as a unit throughout and managed to hold on in the dying seconds to add another page to the history books. It was Pemberton who stepped up to the mark with 7.8 seconds on the clock in overtime as they trailed Templeogue 73-70 and as hearts dropped around the court when his first effort did not find the mark, Donaghy was on hand for the offensive rebound to feed Pemberton once more and he made no mistake second time of asking to tie it yet again, 73-73. With double overtime looming, Donaghy had the final say of the game, adding a free throw in the dying seconds and it was with bated breath for all of Kerry as they watched the clock tick down in agonizing fashion. Courtesy of: basketballireland.ie
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