In the Nivea Womens SuperLeague, UL lifted the Regular Season, while Waterford Wildcats secured fifth and a play off quarter final clash with 11890 Killester.
In the Nivea Womens SuperLeague, UL added the Regular Season crown to their ever growing trophy cabinet after comprehensive wins over Team Montenotte Hotel and Ulster Rockets respectively.
On Saturday, they had to overturn a nine point deficit before beating Team Montenotte 80-56, while on Sunday they proved too strong for Ulster Rockets, winning 79-60.
A lot of people think winning a Regular Season doesnt really matter but it provided the springboard last year for us to go on and win the league, said UL Head Coach James Weldon. It keeps that consistency going and we now have a home semi final to look forward to.
Winning the Regular Season shows we have been the most consistent team and I pleased with how the team have maintained their focus to keep the winning run intact ahead of the knockout stages.
11890 Killester can look forward to the Play Offs with optimism after confirming fourth place following a tough battle with Ulster Rockets, winning out on a scoreline of 62-59.
Louise Gray and Michelle Clarke were in excellent form and they can now plan for their quarter final date with Waterford Wildcats.
Credit to Rockets, they had us 15 points down at one stage which was a real test for us to come back from, said Killester Head Coach Mark Grennell. Theyve been a fantastic addition to the league. It was a solid win to set us up for a big quarter final next weekend.
Waterford Wildcats won the race for fifth after a 65-46 win away to Meteors. Meteors will have to settle for 6th place and a difficult quarter final clash away to DCU Mercy in the Play Offs.
For Wildcats, Killester lie await in the Play Offs. Their meetings so far this season saw Wildcats beat Killester 72-59 before the Dubliners gained revenge with a 66-50 win towards the latter stages of the season.
DCU Mercy, already safe in third position, prepared for the play offs with a dominant 79-31 win over Oblate Dynamos, with Lindsey Peat in fine form with 18 points.
Liffey Celtics ended the season in fantastic fashion, winning just their second league game after a surprise 62-56 win to Singletons Super Valu Brunell. Its a disappointing end to what appeared to be a promising weekend for Brunell when they beat Meteors 69-63 on Saturday. The mixed weekend sees Brunell finish in eight position.
Basketball Ireland Weekly Results
Nivea Womens SuperLeague
UL 80 (30) (R Clancy 19, R Vanderwal 19, M Fahy 14) Team Montenotte Cork 56 (39) (G Dwyer 16, N Dwyer 11, C Rockall 9)
Ulster Rockets 59 (35) (M McNally 17, N Lennon 14, M Houlihan 14) 11890 Killester 62 (30) (L Grey 20, M Clarke 15, E Stone 11)
Singletons SuperValu Brunell 69 (35) (D OLeary 19, A Waters 15, M OLeary 14) Meteors 63 (33) (J Daly 19, F Meany 8, E Caffrey 8)
Oblate Dynamos 31 (17) (A McGrath 8, T Solan 8, J Wilkins 5) DCU Mercy 79 (39) (L Peat 18, S Woods 10, C Newton 9)
ue 17, G Dunne 14) Matt OFlaherty Chemist Titans 94 (41) (P Peldzius 26, P Freeman 18, C Macmichaell 16, W Archambault 16)
Basketball Ireland Women Division One Tralee Imperials 65 (27) (L Raymond 19, S Mackessy 15, E Gallagher 12, M Barry 12) Scruffys St.Pauls Killarney 51 (22) (M Galway 16, M Finnegan 10, C Gogarty 9)
Foireann na Gaillimhe 56 (35) (R Nihill 11, C Clancy 7, H Coen 6) UL 41 (20) (C McCarthy 13, K Murphy 8, A McGuire 7)
Sunday March 4th 2012
Nivea Womens SuperLeague
Ulster Rockets 60 (39) (M Houlihan 16, H Fairbairn 12, M McNally 12) UL 79 (37) (M Fahy 20, R Clancy 13, A McDermot 10)
Singletons Super Valu Brunell 56 (23) (A Waters 16, D OLeary 14, M OLeary 14) Liffey Celtics 62 (19) (K Mealey 21, A OConnor 20, M OSullivan 9)
Meteors 46 (25) (R Nagle 15, R Fitzgerald 10, E Caffery 7) Waterford Wildcats 65 (33) (N Mullally 17, C Kavanagh 16, K Maher 12)
Basketball Ireland Womens Division One
Meteors 91 (46) (E Walsh 24, L Cafolla 16, N Farrell 12) Donegal Town 42 (19) (L Denny 15, R Belezentyte 10, B Murphy 10)
Foireann Na Gaillimhe 53 (28) (A OReilly 21, R Nihill 9, H Coen 9) Team Tom McCarthy's St Mary's 58 (36) (P OConnor 14, E OConnor 12, M Walsh 8)
Glanmire BC (Super League), team who changed his name after 10 years (ex Montenotte Hotel Cork) re-signed 25-year old American guard Chantell Alford (178-91, college: Boston, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played there last season. In 13 Super League games she recorded 9.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.2apg, 1.9spg and 1.6bpg. Alford helped them to win the Premier League title and the cup. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Irish Premier League Honorable Mention. The previ... [read more]
Glanmire BC (Super League), team who changed his name after 10 years (ex Montenotte Hotel Cork) re-signed 25-year old American guard Chantell Alford (178-91, college: Boston, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played there last season. In 13 Super League games she recorded 9.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.2apg, 1.9spg and 1.6bpg. Alford helped them to win the Premier League title and the cup. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Irish Premier League Honorable Mention. The previous (14-15) season she played at Al Riyadi in Lebanese league. Alford contributed to her team winning the Lebanese League title. She received All-AEC Co-Player of the Year award back in 2013 at her college time. Alford has played also professionally in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk). She attended Boston until 2013 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.
Salerno inks Sarah Kenny, ex Glanmire - 18 days ago
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Carpedil Salerno (Serie A2) signed 19-year old Irish international power forward Sarah Kenny (180-97). She has played for the last three seasons at Glanmire in Irish Super League. In 9 games she had 3.4ppg and 3.7rpg last season. Kenny helped them to win the Premier League title and the cup. Despite young age Kenny had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 2nd Team in 2015. She has been also a member of Irish international program for so... [read more]
Carpedil Salerno (Serie A2) signed 19-year old Irish international power forward Sarah Kenny (180-97). She has played for the last three seasons at Glanmire in Irish Super League. In 9 games she had 3.4ppg and 3.7rpg last season. Kenny helped them to win the Premier League title and the cup. Despite young age Kenny had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 2nd Team in 2015. She has been also a member of Irish international program for some years. Kenny played for Irish senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team between 2014 and 2015. She represented Ireland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, Reb-4 (11.2rpg), 2.3apg, 2.5spg, FGP: 27.9%, 3PT: 9.1%, FT: 75.0%.
The Stuart Robbins tournament will take place in the UL Sport Arena on Friday and Saturday 9/10th of September.
free entry to all games and everyone welcome.
fixtures as below with the Stuart Robbins All Stars playing two games during the tournament as well.
Friday Home Away Group
18:45 SR All Stars v Ul Eagles Exhibition
20:15 USA Select v Eanna Group B
Saturday Home Away Group
10:00 Ul Eagles v Moycullen Group A
11:30 Eanna v Swords Thunder Group B
13:00 Templeogue... [read more]
The Stuart Robbins tournament will take place in the UL Sport Arena on Friday and Saturday 9/10th of September. free entry to all games and everyone welcome. fixtures as below with the Stuart Robbins All Stars playing two games during the tournament as well.
Friday Home Away Group 18:45 SR All Stars v Ul Eagles Exhibition 20:15 USA Select v Eanna Group B
Saturday Home Away Group 10:00 Ul Eagles v Moycullen Group A 11:30 Eanna v Swords Thunder Group B 13:00 Templeogue v Moycullen Group A 14:30 USA Select v Swords Thunder Group B 16:00 Templeogue v Ul Eagles Group A 17:30 SR All Stars v Eanna Exhibition 18:45 Final
From : https://www.facebook.com/UL-Eagles-Basketball-354867134799/?fref=ts
Usa Select facebook link for information on the details of this USA Select's Ireland / International Tour :https://www.facebook.com/usaselectbasketball/?fref=ts Eanna Basketball Club on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Eannabasketball/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf&qsefr=1 Templeogue Basketball Club : https://www.facebook.com/TempleogueBasketballClub/?fref=ts Swords Thunder : https://www.facebook.com/Griffith-Swords-Thunder-Basketball-Team-194874824025607/?fref=ts
Preview: Ireland v Iceland Sep 07,2016
Ireland and Iceland have named their squads for the upcoming 'Fire & Ice' series in Dublin and Cork.
The sides will meet at the National Basketball Arena for the first time since 2009 on Friday September 9th before a replay at Neptune Stadium on Saturday September 10th.
Both island nations competed in the 2009 Eurobasket Qualifiers before dropping off the international map at FIBA level. Iceland returned to action with silver at the European Championships for Small Countries in 2014 and are now competing in the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 qualifiers. They are third in Group E ahead of Portugal but behind Hungary and Slovakia.
Ireland returned to the International scene in 2016 with a silver medal at the FIBA European Championships for Small Countries with two players who played against Iceland in the 2009 qualifiers.
Claire Rockall started all four games for Ireland at this summer's European Championships in Gibraltar, but came off the bench as a rookie in a 71-65 win over Iceland at the National Basketball Arena on August 26th 2009. Sarah Woods was also a substitute that day and was named on the tournament All-Star team in Gibraltar.
All 11 silver medallists have been named in the squad along with Ireland U18 starlet Claire Melia who impressed with double-digit scoring in both friendlies against the North Carolina Tar Heels in August. Grainne Dwyer returns to captain the side.
Two Icelanders will be making their return to Dublin - Ragna Brynjarsdottir and Sigrun Amundadottir also graduating from the subs bench to the starting five over the past seven years.
The similarities continue as Head Coach var Asgrimsson, like Mark Scannell, is also in his second stint in charge with his country.
A number of younger players are also on board with Iceland. Sylvia Halfdanardottir notched a double-double in a 71-65 win against Ireland at the FIBA U18 European Championships last year with Elin Hrafnkelsdottir also making an impression.
With American's dominating the All-Icelandic League Awards in 2016, Gunnhildur Gunnarsdottir proved her worth at shooting guard with a spot on the All-Domestic Players Team for league and cup champions Snaefell. All squad members play their club basketball in Iceland.
Aine McKenna PG 1.76m
Sarah Woods SG 1.76m
Casey Grace PF 1.82m
Claire Rockall SG 1.80m
Amy Waters PF 1.80m
Grainne Dwyer PF 1.80m
Danielle O'Leary PG 1.76m
Michelle Clarke SG 1.77m
Sinead Deegan PG 1.76m
Aine O'Connor PF 1.82m
Aoife McDermott C 1.84m
Claire Melia C 1.98m
Coaches: Mark Scannell (Head Coach), Paul Kelleher (Assistant Coach), Francis O'Sullivan (Assistant Coach), Grace O'Sullivan (Team Manager)
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