This weekend in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague, UL Eagles maintained their top of the table position while Killester, Bord Gais Neptune and DCU Saints all enjoyed wins on their home courts.
UL Eagles entered their game against Moycullen confident after two strong wins the weekend previous. However, the young resilient Galway side made sure last years champions had to work hard for the win.
Speaking after the game, Head Coach of UL Eagles, Mark Keenan, was disappointed with his teams performance, That was a scrappy game, we didnt play at our full potential but a win is a win.
Keenan continued, Coming down the stretch, experience was a huge factor in the game and we were lucky it was on our side. It was not a good performance on our part at all but everyone chipped in to pull us over the line and come away with the win.
Meanwhile in Dublin, Killester saw off UCC Demons on a score-line of 85-77. With Killesters Assistant Coach, Tom Doherty, stepping in to call the shots this weekend and with new signing, Michael Bonaparte lacing up, Killesters new shape clearly caused the Cork side problems.
The northsiders entered the game off a weekend of mixed results as they fell to Moycullen on the road but regained composure the following evening to see off UCD Marian. Using these results as motivation they were ready to challenge the number two spot holders, Demons.
Killesters manager, Rachel OConnell, enthused, We are delighted to come away with the win this evening. Bonaparte did a great job for us, he fits in well with the team so it made sense to bring him in.
OConnell highlighted the importance of the win, Its been a tough week for everyone here but the guys worked together and things are starting to shape up nicely for us. Atmosphere is great in the camp and we are all looking forward to the cup game next weekend.
Staying in Dublin, DCU Saints overcame newcomers, Dublin Inter, after the game went into overtime. With both teams struggling to find momentum this season the northsiders welcomed the much needed win.
Head Coach of DCU Saints, David Donnelly admitted, We had to take it right back to basics this weekend if we wanted to overcome Dublin Inter and we did that, especially on defence.
Offensively, Eoin Quill hit some big shots to keep us in the game. We were lucky to make it into overtime but we made great plays down the stretch that paid off and saw us come out the better side of a close game.
In Cork, Bord Gais Neptune outworked UCD Marian to record another win over the Dublin side. As Neptunes injury issues begin to subside the team are coming into form nicely as the season progresses.
Speaking about his side, Head Coach of Bord Gais Neptune, Mark Scannell, credited the win on character, We came out strong in the second half and really put in a solid team performance. Our energy down the stretch allowed us to break away and enjoy another win on our home court. Both Townes and Noonan lead the team very well in that game and the younger guys are enjoying getting involved.
Scannell continued, Thats two on the bounce for us now so the mood is good within the team, we are healthy and on form at the moment so looking forward to the cup game next weekend.
Basketball Ireland Weekend Results
Friday November 30th
Basketball Ireland Mens U-20 National Cup
Killester: 70 (38) (C. Roe 12, M. Deegan 21, A. Colfer 14) Dublin Raiders: 60 (36) (L. Murphy 22, A. Bartley 19, B. ONeill 8)
Saturday December 1st
Nivea For Men's SuperLeague
Killester: 85 (33) (M. Boneparte 12, C. Roe 12, M. Westbrooks 11, R. Clarke 11) UCC Demons: 77 (36) (C. O'Sullivan 22, K. Walker 22, S. Colgan 16, N. O'Reilly 14)
Bord Gais Neptune:77 (44) (D. Townes 26, I. McLaughlin 17, G. Noonan 13) UCD Marian: 70 (44) (J. Galvin 24, K. Foley 13, D. James 9)
DCU Saints: 78 (30) (E. Quill 20; M. Provizors 17; K. Anderson 17) Dublin Inter: 72 (28) (M Tamusauskas 22; G Trakauskas 14; A Statkus 12)
UL Eagles: 88 ( 41) (J. Killeen 28, R. Taylor 24, N. Campbell 14) Moycullen: 72 (36) (P. O' Brien 16, S. Camps 14, C. Nihill 9)
Basketball Ireland Men's Division One
Team Left Bank Kilkenny: 63 (33) (J. O'Keeffee 17; J. Bulter 15; P. Morrissey 10) Team Garveys St Marys: 73 (35) (J. Teahan 20; D. Wall 15; N. Fitzpatrick 14)
Basketball Ireland Mens U-20 National Cup
Belfast Star: 86 (37) (O. Kerlin 25, C. Quinn 23, A. Quinn 14) Titans: 74 (50) (T. Fabriciuss 25, Brockman 20, Echefu 7)
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.
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Donaghy the star as Tralee Warriors crowned Men's Champions Trophy champions - 25 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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