As the final whistle blows this weekend in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague we take a look back on the surprise results and upsets that occurred.
It was Moycullen who caused an unexpected result when they overcame an experienced DCU Saints team. Once again, the Galway side carried the game into overtime ensuring that their home crowd was kept entertained. This win marks their second victory of the season with both games spilling into overtime. For DCU, the Dubliners unfortunately now record their third loss in a row.
Speaking after the game, Head Coach of Moycullen, Salva Camps enthused, That was a great competitive game of basketball and our guys played from start to finish!
Salva added how important their supporters are to the team, The home crowd were fantastic, they were our sixth man tonight. I am so happy for the club, the supporters and fans! It is a great result for the team.
Meanwhile UCC Demons continued their unbeaten run after they faced off with Dublin Inter in the National Basketball Arena. The Cork side came away with the win on the road as newcomers Inter fought until the very end. Regrettably for Dublin Inter, they suffer another loss as they adjust to playing in the SuperLeague.
Head Coach of UCC Demons, Paul Kelleher is happy with his teams progress, We played well as a team and moved the ball nicely. We were on point with our shot selection and defence but failed to keep our performance tight in the fourth quarter.
Kelleher continued to pay tribute to his teams progression, We are taking a step in the right direction. Dublin Inter were very impressive in the fourth quarter but we stuck with it. We made good decisions by recognising who was hot and feeding them the ball, I can really see the growth in the team as the games go on.
In Dublin, the UL Eagles landed in the IWA Clontarf and added another win to their sheet after their victory over Killester. With the Eagles on a nice run at the moment a win again Killester sets them up nicely in the league standings behind UCC Demons.
Mark Keenan, Head Coach of UL Eagles admitted, We got off to a slow start and to be honest, Killester had the better exchanges in the first quarter. However, we settled ourselves and pushed out an eleven point lead at half time.
Keenan highlighted the effort his side put together, We only had 8 on the bench tonight but four of our guys were in double figures! Robert Taylor was in a league of his own also. It was a tough ask playing in the IWA but the team pulled it off.
Bord Gais Neptune welcomed another victory to their record after an impressive win over UCD Marian. This is the second time for the two sides to meet this season, on the first occasion it was UCD who left the game successful however, it seems Neptune learned their lesson as they stole the win this time around. Unfortunately for UCD they now record their fourth loss on the bounce.
Happy with the result, Head Coach of UCC Demons, Mark Scannell said, We had to dig deep to come away with that win, our American was out injured during the week but the Irish lads really stepped it up a gear.
Scannell continued, We were 6 down with 4 minutes to go but stepped up the defensive and it made a big difference. It was a tough game but I am delighted that we have another win under our belt.
Moycullen 88 (32) (P. Sullivan 40; C. Nihill 16; S. Tummon 10) DCU Saints 79 (35) (P. Glover 23; E. Quill 16; K. Anderson 13) - Overtime
Dublin Inter 69 (32) (M.Tamusauskas 28; A.Statkus 23; M.Cepliauskas 5) UCC Demons: 74 (40) (C. O'Sullivan 27, K. Walker 15; S. Coughlan11)
Killester 71 (37) (C. Roe 16; K. O'Brien 13; P. Summers 10) UL Eagles 89 (48) (R. Taylor 32; S. Kinovan 18; J. Kileen 16) IWA Clontarf
Bord Gais Neptune 64 (31) (M. McGinn 19; G. Noonan 14; G. Walsh 13) UCD Marian 55 (33) (J. Galvin 20; N. Meany 9; D. James 9)
Basketball Ireland Senior Mens National Cup
Donegal Town 50 (20) (P Mchugh 16, D Muldoon 10, J Duignan 7) Killester 79 (50) (S McGrath 16, B O'Malley 11, M Deegan 10)
St. Vincent's 74 (34) (P. Roche 15, S. Kieran 12, J. Kelly 11) LYIT Ravens 56 (25) (M. Cannon 15, S. Cannon 12, B. Banda 11)
MOF Chemists Titans 81 (50) (P. Peldzius 20; B. Barile 17; T. Fabriciuss 12; C, MscMochael 12) Ulster Elks 91 (40) (C. Johnson 26; A. Hickey 18; G. Celma 12)
Team Garveys St. Mary's V Dublin Thunder, Castleisland CC; 19:45; - Cancelled
Basketball Ireland U20 Mens National Cup
Belfast Star 88 (42) (A. Quinn 23, O. Kerlin 17, C. Quinn 15) Phoenix 68 (35) (D. Durkan 20; P. Ferguson 15, M. Gorman 6)
Ballincollig 75 (38) (D. Manning 20; B. Kiely 18; L. Livingstone 10) Donegal Town 32 (16) (Z. Balogan 10; A .Sallagher 8; L. McHugh 6)
Sunday, November 11th 2012
Basketball Ireland Senior Mens National Cup
Blue Demons 75 (42) Team Left Bank Kilkenny 51 (22)
Tolka Rovers 60 (35) (C. Quinn 18; D. O'Bierne 13; D. Lowdes 12) UCD Marian 61 (35) (C. Dunne 17; G. Edge 16; M. Ryan 11)
St. Brendans 69 (40) (B. O'Neill 25; K. Hosford 11; T. O' Halloran 10) Templeogue 54 (33) (E. Walsh 13; J. Butler 9; P. Brennan 11)
Basketball Ireland U20 Mens National Cup
UCC Demons 84 (41) (R. Murphy 26; L. Carmody 18; C. Forde 14) Fr. Matthews 66 (37) (S. Cantwell 21; A. O'Sullivan 15; D. Fleming 11)
Swords BC 57 (19) (G. Reid 16; P. Lacey 10; A. Odunga 9) Dublin Raiders 69 (35) (L. Murphy; A. Bartley 17; J. McCann 11)
Titans 74 (38) (T. Fabriciuss 17; O. Brockmann 12; R. Kniuras 12; S. Garrity 10) Moycullen 49 (37) (E. Bleasdale 14; P. Lyons 13; S. Candon 7)
Killester 82 (44) (P. Sullivan 21; A. Colfer 16; M. Deegan 11) St Vincents 52 (26) (C. Gilligan 16; C. O'Mara 14; C. Combes 10)
Basketball Ireland Upcoming Fixtures
Saturday, November 17th 2012
Nivea For Men's SuperLeague
UCC Demons V Moycullen, Mardyke, 17:00; UCD Marian V Killester, UCD 19:10;
Basketball Ireland Men's Division One
Maree V Ulster Elks, Calsanctius College, 17:00; MOF Chemists Titans V Dublin Thunder, Renmore, 19:00; Fr Matthews V Templeogue Azzurri, Colaiste Chriost Ri, 19:15; Team Left Bank Kilkenny V Ballon BC, O Loughlin Gaels Gym, 19:30;
Sunday, November 18th 2012
Nivea For Men's SuperLeague
Dublin Inter V Bord Gais Neptune, National Arena, 14:00; DCU Saints V UL Eagles, DCU Complex, 15:30;
Blue Demons V MOF Chemists Titans, Mardyke, 13:00;Templeogue Azzurri V Donegal Town, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 13:00;
BASKETBALL IRELAND TABLES
NIVEA FOR MENS SUPERLEAGUE TABLE
Team Played Won Lost Points
UCC Demons 7 7 0 21
UL Eagles 7 6 1 19
Bord Gais Neptune 7 4 3 15
DCU Saints 7 3 4 13
UCD Marian 7 2 5 11
Killester 7 2 5 11
Moycullen 6 2 4 10
Dublin Inter 6 1 5 8
BASKETBALL IRELAND MENS DIVISION ONE NORTHERN CONFERENCE TABLE
Team P W L Pts
Dublin Thunder 2 2 0 6
Templeogue Azzurri 3 1 2 5
Ulster Elks 3 2 1 7
Ballon BC 4 2 2 8
Donegal Town 4 0 4 4
BASKETBALL IRELAND MENS DIVISION ONE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE TABLE
National League Gamezone: October 15th - 16th Oct 13,2016 Saturday 15th October 2016 Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: Belfast Star 60,Pyrobel Killester 77; Irish TV Tralee Warriors 85,SSE Airtricity Moycullen 69 Commercial.ie Eanna 77,DCU Saints 73 Hula Hoops U20 Men's National Cup Killester 62,KUBS BC 120;Dublin Lions 67,St Vincent's 2,53 Sunday 16th October 2016 Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: Griffith Swords Thunder 88-51UL Eagles; KUBS BC 74-77UCC Demons; Temple... [read more]
National League Gamezone: October 15th - 16th Oct 13,2016 Saturday 15th October 2016 Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: Belfast Star 60,Pyrobel Killester 77;
Irish TV Tralee Warriors 85,SSE Airtricity Moycullen 69
Commercial.ie Eanna 77,DCU Saints 73
Hula Hoops U20 Men's National Cup Killester 62,KUBS BC 120;Dublin Lions 67,St Vincent's 2,53
Sunday 16th October 2016
Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: Griffith Swords Thunder 88-51UL Eagles;
KUBS BC 74-77UCC Demons;
Templeogue 89-80 UCD Marian
Hula Hoops U20 Men's National Cup Moycullen BC v Sligo All-Stars, The Jes, Galway, 13.30 Kildare Gliders v Queens BC, St Conleth's, Newbridge, 14.00 St Vincent's 1 v Drogheda Bullets, St Vincent's SS, Glasnevin 14.30 Tralee Imperials v Killorglin CYMS, Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee 15.30.
Detailed Results: Basketball Ireland Men's Super League Templeogue won the bragging rights in their top of the table clash with UCD Marian, as they overcame their close rivals 89-80 in the final game of the Men's Super Series weekend at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
Bonapartetop scored for Templeogue in a game that was neck-in-neck throughout most of thesecond half.
Earlier on in the weekend, Commercial.ie Eanna secured their first win of the Men's Super League at the weekend as they overcame DCU Saints 77-73 in a nail-biter.
'We put a lot of work in during the week so we were more disciplined - that was the difference,' said a delighted Head Coach, Mick Thompson. 'We did what we had practised, and we're delighted. You can see how hard the lads are willing to work: it's just a matter of doing what we know we can do and hopefully get more results.'
Elsewhere, Pyrobel Killester overcame Belfast Star, Irish TV Tralee won out over SSE Airtricity Moycullen, Griffith Swords Thunder claimed victory against Radisson Blu UL Eagles while UCC Demons just had the edge on KUBS BC, 77-74, in an absolute thriller on Sunday afternoon.
Belfast Star 60-77 Pyrobel Killester Belfast Star Top Scorers: Keelan Cairns 17, Conor Johnston 13, Greg Womack 11 Pyrobel Killester Top Scorers: Jermaine Turner 19, Peder Madsen 11, Cian Nihill 9 Half time score: Belfast Star 26-36 Pyrobel Killester Irish TV Tralee Warriors 85-69SSE Airtricity Moycullen Top scorersIrish TV Tralee Warriors: Ryan Leonard 23, Dusan Bogdanovic 18, Trae Pemberton 17 Top scorers SSE Airtricity Moycullen: Phillip Lawrence-Ricks 26, Paddy Lyons 17, Dylan Cunningham 15 Half time score: Irish TV Tralee Warriors 45, SSE Airtricity Moycullen 34 Commercial.ie Eanna.ie 77, DCU Saints 73 Commercial.ie Eanna Top Scorers: Aidan Dunne 16, Nathaniel Musters 15, Neil Lynch 14 DCU Saints Top Scorers: Eoin Darling 23, Martins Provizors 19, Shane Davidson 8, Graham Brannelly 8 HT: Commercial.ie Eanna.ie 44, DCU Saints 31 Griffith Swords Thunder 88-53 Radisson Blu UL Eagles Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Justin Goldsborough 16, Charlie Coombes 12, Alex Calvexe 12 Top scorers Radisson Blu UL Eagles: Zedric Sadler 21, Stephen King 14, Eoin Quigley 6 Half time score: Griffith Swords Thunder 42-24 Radisson Blu UL Eagles KUBS BC 74-77 UCC Demons Top scorers KUBS BC: Brian Edwards 27, Conor James 11, Kevin Foley 10 Top scorers UCC Demons: Kyle Hosford 20, Ciaran O Sullivan 14, Jacob Lawson 13 Half time score: KUBS BC 29 - UCC Demons 47 Templeogue 89-80 UCD Marian Top scorers Templeogue: Michael Bonaparte 25, Jason Killeen 14, Lorcan Murphy 13, Stephen James 13 Top scorers UCD Marian: Mike Garrow 22, Barry Drumm 13, Neil Baynes 12 Half time: Templeogue 43-31 UCD Marian
From : www.basketballireland.ie
The sports budget for 2017 (Ireland) has been cut by almost 30%, it was announced today (October 11th). Minister for Transport, Tourism and SportShane Rosssaw his department's budget increase by 72million but the allocation for sport went from 73.5m to 51.91m. Ross said that the decrease was due to the funds received last year for the constructionof the National Arena in Dublin. He said:'The only reason sports has gone down is the construction of the sports arena last year. It was a huge 22 million payment. 'I am happy we got a 4% increase in funding for my Department. It is well over the average.' Meanwhile, it was confirmed that horse racing is to receive an extra 4.8m, and there is also an increase for the Greyhound industry. Agriculture Minister Michael Creedsaid: 'A further 6 million has been allocated to the Horse & Greyhound Racing Fund, as per the Minister for Finance's commitment, and it will be divided 80-20 as usual between the two sports.' Details of another round of the Sports Capital Programme will be announced at a later date. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O'Donovan said: 'The capital allocation to Sport Ireland will provide for the continued development of the National Sports Campus at Abbotstown. 'This includes the completion of the National Indoor Arena and Office Accommodation.'
Countdown on to exciting weekend of Men's Super League This coming weekend, October 15th and 16th, is a weekend of basketball action you definitely don't want to miss. The countdown is officially on to the first Men'sSuper Seriesweekend of the 2016/17 season which will take place atthe National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on October 15th and 16th. The weekend is truly gearing up to be a superb showcase of basketball as all 12 of this year's Men's Super League teams make the trip to the... [read more]
Countdown on to exciting weekend of Men's Super League
This coming weekend, October 15th and 16th, is a weekend of basketball action you definitely don't want to miss. The countdown is officially on to the first Men'sSuper Seriesweekend of the 2016/17 season which will take place atthe National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on October 15th and 16th. The weekend is truly gearing up to be a superb showcase of basketball as all 12 of this year's Men's Super League teams make the trip to the national stadium for what will undoubtedly be a weekend not to be missed. Opening up the event will be Belfast Star and Pyrobel Killester who face off on the court at 2pm on Saturday, October 15th. Killester have just made their way on to the league table having overcome SSE Airtricity Moycullen at the weekend (83-74). They had lost their two opening games to Griffith Swords Thunder and Templeogue and a relieved Head Coach, Brian O'Malley was glad to get the win and finally be on the scoreboard. 'It's good to get on the board,' he said. 'It was a tough game, Moycullen really took us out of our comfort zone, it was a battle from start to finish. They are all hard wins, they are all hard games to get through. We're looking forward to Star now next weekend. They are always going to be a good team, they've good Irish players, Dan O'Neill is a very good coach so they are well drilled, they ran UCD really close up in Belfast on Saturday evening, they are probably unlucky as they have come out on the wrong side of a couple of very close games. We played them last year in the Cup and they turned us over in the Cup so we are under no illusions that it is going to be a tough game. We are going to work and improve on the errors we made last week and hopefully that'll be enough to get us across the line.' Meanwhile, Belfast Star are also having mixed fortunes in the League so far, having secured a hard-fought win against UL Eagles in the first game, but thenwent down againstnewcomers Irish TV Tralee Warriors and league leaders, UCD Marian at the weekend. They will be hoping to take home the win from their clash against Pyrobel Killester. Next up on Saturday, October 15th, will see Irish TV Tralee Warriors facing off against SSE Airtricity Moycullen at 4pm. Warriors have been enjoying their time in the Super League, securing a well-earned win over Belfast Star, and though they lost out to UCC Demons, went on to secure a 77-59 point win over KUBS BC at the weekend. SSE Airtricity Moycullenwill be hoping to get back to winning ways, having been defeated by DCU Saints and Pyrobel Killesterso far this season, with a win against KUBS BC their only one to date. Meanwhile, Commercial.ie Eanna and DCU Saints will round up the action on Day 1 of the Super Series weekend, when they go head-to-head at 6pm. With no win under their belt as of yet, Eanna will be hoping to get off the mark following defeats to UCD Marian, Griffith Swords Thunder and Templeogue. Saints have two wins from three so far, with wins over SSE Airtricity Moycullen and UL Eagles and will be hoping that this weekend's tie will bring home their third win of the season. Sunday, October 16th sees the action ramping up for a second day of theSuper Series, as Griffith Swords Thunder open proceedings when they take on UL Eagles at 2pm. Another interesting match-up, Thunder are going into this weekend's fixtures with two wins from three, having lost out to UCC Demons at the weekend. Eagles meanwhile have one win under their belts (against KUBS BC) and will be hoping to get back on track against Thunder this weekend. KUBS BC and UCC Demons are next into the arena for Game 2 at 4pm. KUBS BC are looking for their first win of the season, having suffered defeat at the hands of Irish TV Tralee Warriors, UL Eagles and SSE Airtricity Moycullen. Finally, the last game of the weekend will be one of the big highlights of the Super Series as it sees a top of the table clash between UCD Marian and Templeogue. Both teams are coming into the clash with three wins from three. UCD secured their wins against UCC Demons, Commercial.ie Eanna and Belfast Star, while Templeogue are coming in on the back of victories over Pyrobel Killester, DCU Saints and Commercial.ie Eanna. The two sides go head-to-head at 6pm in what will surely be a thrilling way to round up the action. This is certainly going to be super and a weekend of men's basketball not to be missed. Tickets priced at 5per day (under 16s go free) will be available on the door at the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght. Fixtures: Saturday, October 15th 2pmBelfast Star v Pyrobel Killester 4pm Irish TV Tralee Warriors v SSE Airtricity Moycullen 6pmCommercial.ie Eanna v DCU Saints
Sunday, October 16th 2pmGriffith Swords Thunder v UL Eagles 4pmKUBS BC v UCC Demons 6pm Templeogue BC v UCD Marian
Mihajlo Pesic (ex Apoel) signs at ALS Basket - 12 days ago
follow us on
NM1 newcomer Andrezieux Boutheon Loire Sud Basket landed experienced 35-year old Serbian-Irish power forward Mihajlo Pesic (206-111kg-81). He played most recently at Apoel in Cypriot Division A, but left the team in Jan.'15. In 10 games he averaged 4.9ppg and 4.2rpg in 2014-15 season. Part of previous (2013-14) season Pesic spent at BC Apollon Limassol (also in Division A). He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was... [read more]
NM1 newcomer Andrezieux Boutheon Loire Sud Basket landed experienced 35-year old Serbian-Irish power forward Mihajlo Pesic (206-111kg-81). He played most recently at Apoel in Cypriot Division A, but left the team in Jan.'15. In 10 games he averaged 4.9ppg and 4.2rpg in 2014-15 season. Part of previous (2013-14) season Pesic spent at BC Apollon Limassol (also in Division A). He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 3rd Team. Pesic also spent pre-season at Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol (also in Division A) that year. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 3rd Team. His team won Cyprus Supercup. Among other achievements Pesic received Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic League Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2012. He is a very experienced player. Pesic has played also professionally in Austria (UBSC Graz and Vienna), Germany (GiroLive-Ballers, USC Freiburg and Ansbach), Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain (Marin), Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca and Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios), Slovakia (Inter Bratislava) and Serbia (Napredak Rubin). It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at ALS Basket. Let's have closer look into Pesic's outlook:
A good athlete who plays both the forward positions; has good speed and quickness, and is a good offensive player who can score even from behind the 3 points arch;.
Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.