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)
Bembibre keeps O'Reilly for another season - 1 month ago
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Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM (LFB) re-signed 26-year old Irish international guard Orla O'Reilly (182-90, college: Binghamton, agency: Josep and Nicolas). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 20 LFB games she averaged 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg last season. O'Reilly's team made it to the LFB Semifinals in 2014. She has been also a member of Irish international program for some years. O'Reilly has regularly played for Irish senior team since 2007 and previously for... [read more]
Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM (LFB) re-signed 26-year old Irish international guard Orla O'Reilly (182-90, college: Binghamton, agency: Josep and Nicolas). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 20 LFB games she averaged 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg last season. O'Reilly's team made it to the LFB Semifinals in 2014. She has been also a member of Irish international program for some years. O'Reilly has regularly played for Irish senior team since 2007 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2006. She represented Ireland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) eight years ago. O'Reilly has played also professionally in Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary). She attended Binghamton University until 2012 and it is her fifth season in pro basketball.
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