Its a big weekend in both the Mens and Womens Nivea SuperLeagues with the quarter finals of the Play-Offs taking place.
Arguably the biggest game of the weekend will see the National Cup champions UL Eagles travelling to Clontarf to play the reigning SuperLeague champions 11890 Killester.
In the second quarter final Bord Gais Neptune will host UCD Marian in what should be another competitive clash.
In the Nivea Womens SuperLeague quarter finals, DCU Mercy will be hoping to book a semi-final berth when they host fellow Dublin side Meteors.
11890 Killester are sure to be tested in the other quarter final when they entertain Waterford Wildcats with the prize on offer of a trip to play regular season champions UL.
In the Nivea Womens SuperLeague, DCU Mercy will be favourites to prevail against a Meteors side they have already enjoyed two wins against this season.
We would be foolish to underestimate Meteors as they have good young players coming through their ranks and its a case of giving them the respect they deserve, said Mercy Head Coach Mark Ingle.
The prize on offer is a trip to face Team Montenotte in Cork on St Patricks weekend.
We are very happy with our progress and that we made the play offs, said Meteors Head Coach Hugh Kilbride. We are very aware of the huge past we have with away games to DCU and it will be tough.
11890 Killester will pose Waterford Wildcats a few problems at Clontarf as the Waterford coach Tommy OMahony looks forward to a mouth-watering quarter final.
Killester are always tough on their home court but I thought we got back to playing near our best level against Meteors last week, Tommy said.
A huge blow for Killester is the continued absence of Ashling Sullivan through injury but the Dubliner is confident her team mates can make their home advantage count.
'It is a tough call but we beat them already at home and I know the crowd will be really behind us,' said Sullivan. 'We have to get stuck in and if we do that and stop their big players I believe that we will win.'
The bottom four teams in the Nivea Womens SuperLeague are involved in Shield semi-finals with Singletons Supervalu Brunell hosting Liffey Celtics.
Liffey Celtics shocked Brunell last week and coach Tomas Ilves will be hoping for a repeat performance.
In the second semi-final Ulster Rockets will fancy their prospects of defeating Oblate Dynamos following their impressive performance against UL.
Basketball Ireland's Women's Division One Semi Finals Tralee Imperials V Meteors, Mounthawk (Tralee), 15:00,
Team Tom McCarthys St. Marys V Scruffys St. Pauls, Castleisland Community Centre (Kerry), 19:45
Sunday March 11th 2012 Nivea Women's SuperLeague Quarter Finals
DCU Mercy V Meteors, DCU Arena (Dublin), 15:30
Nivea Womens SuperLeague Shield Semi Finals Singleton's SuperValue Brunell V Liffey Celtics, Parochial Hall (Cork), 14:45
2011-12 NATIONAL LEAGUE FINALS TO BE TELEVISED LIVE ON SETANTA SPORTS
Basketball Ireland are delighted to announce that the 2011-12 National League Finals will be televised live on Setanta Sports television. The finals which will be part of Friday night live, will see the Nivea Womens SuperLeague Final taking place on Friday, March 23rd at 6.45pm, while the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague Final is scheduled to take place at 8.45pm.
This new development for the sport comes on the back of a hugely successful National Cup Finals in February, which marked the first outing of the sports three year deal with Setanta Sports.
Welcoming the news, Basketball Ireland Secretary General Bernard OByrne said; This is another tremendous boost for our sport and gives the National League Finals the recognition it richly deserves. Friday night live is becoming a big part of the Basketball Ireland calendar and we are relishing two more great finals on live TV. I applaud Setanta Sports for their dedication to Irish sport and providing us with the platform to showcase the very best talent Irish basketball has to offer.
Setanta Sports CEO Colin Morgan said; We are delighted to take our relationship with Basketball Ireland to the next stage. Showing the cup finals was a great success but its nice to consolidate this for Irish basketball fans by showing the Nivea SuperLeague finals. Basketball is a sport with great participation levels in Ireland and deserves greater prominence on TV. We are a channel that is dedicated to Irish sport so we have the capacity and the desire to show more relevant Irish sport like this.
The Nivea For Mens SuperLeague and Nivea Womens SuperLeague are currently at the quarter final stages of the Play-Offs, with the semi-finals set to take place on St Patricks weekend.
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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 - 21 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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