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Super League Standings
 1. Brunell 0-0 
 2. DCU Mercy 0-0 
 3. Glanmire 0-0 
 4. IT Carlow 0-0 
 5. Killester 0-0 
 6. Liffey Celtics 0-0 
 7. NUIG Mystics 0-0 
 8. P.Panthers 0-0 
 9. WIT Wildcats 0-0 
Last:9/16/2017
Division 1 Standings
 1. Fr.Mathews 0-0 
 2. Griffith Swords 0-0 
 3. Marble City Hawks 0-0 
 4. Meteors 0-0 
 5. Team North West 0-0 
 6. UL Huskies 0-0 
 7. Ulster Elks 0-0 
 8. Ulster Rockets 0-0 
Last:9/3/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sarah FAIRBANKS
  DCU M.
  (185-F-)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Fairbanks, DCU M.19.9 
 2. Sterling, P.Pan.19.9 
 3. Wells, NUIG M.17.5 
 4. Kilpatrick, Brunell17.1 
 5. Boone, Liffey Celtics17.1 
 6. O'Connor, Liffey C.16.8 
 7. Neal, Meteors16.5 
 8. Fechko, Killester15.7 
 9. Woods, DCU Mercy15.4 
 10. Rockall, Glanmire15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Monet NEAL
  Meteors
  (178-F-95)
  Avg: 16
 1. Neal, Meteors16.0 
 2. Melia, P.Panthers12.8 
 3. Wells, NUIG M.11.8 
 4. Kavanagh, WIT W.10.4 
 5. Fairbanks, DCU M.10.2 
 6. Fechko, Killester10.2 
 7. Dwyer, Glanmire9.9 
 8. O'Shea, WIT W.9.2 
 9. Sterling, P.Pan.9.2 
 10. O'Connor, Liffey C.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Brittney DUNBAR
  WIT W.
  (173-G-)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Dunbar, WIT W.5.3 
 2. Deegan, WIT W.4.6 
 3. O'Sullivan, P.Pan.3.8 
 4. Sterling, P.Pan.3.8 
 5. Mairtin, Meteors3.6 
 6. McKenna, Glanmire3.6 
 7. Sullivan, DCU M.3.5 
 8. Nagle, Killester3.5 
 9. Sherwood, Killester3.4 
 10. O'Connor, Liffey C.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Leah FECHKO
  Killester
  (173-G-94)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Fechko, Killester5.9 
 2. Dunbar, WIT W.5.1 
 3. Toner, DCU Mercy3.4 
 4. Sherwood, Killester3.4 
 5. O'Connor, Liffey C.2.8 
 6. Boone, Liffey Celtics2.8 
 7. Clarke, Killester2.7 
 8. Sullivan, DCU M.2.6 
 9. Alford, Glanmire2.5 
 10. Daly, Killester2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Casey GRACE
  Glanmire
  (182-F-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Grace, Glanmire3.2 
 2. Melia, P.Panthers2.9 
 3. Huijsdens, DCU M.2.4 
 4. Neal, Meteors2.3 
 5. Kilpatrick, Brunell2.3 
 6. Toner, DCU Mercy2.0 
 7. Fairbanks, DCU M.2.0 
 8. O'Connor, Liffey C.1.6 
 9. Alford, Glanmire1.5 
 10. Kavanagh, WIT W.1.0 
Player of the Week

 Leah Fechko
  Killester
  ( 173-G-94 )
  

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First Round Schedule
Glanmire 50% Oct.8 Killester
IT Carlow 50% Oct.8 WIT Wildcat
P.Panthers 50% Oct.7 Brunell
Liffey Celti 50% Oct.7 NUIG Mystic
IT Carlow 50% Oct.1 NUIG Mystic
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Setanta (www.setanta.com/ie) to show Cup finals / documentary on Irish Basketball - Jan 23, 2013


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Setanta to show We Got Game basketball documentary along with live SuperLeague Finals on Friday

Both finals live from 18:45 on Setanta Ireland followed by We Got Game: The Golden Age of Irish Basketball, a new documentary about Irish basketball in the 1980s.

Setanta Ireland will broadcast both of the SuperLeague National Cup Finals live on January 25th 2013, from the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght. The Womens final tips-off at 18:45 when UL Huskies take on TM Hotel Cork and then the Mens final at 20:45 when UL Eagles take on Bord Gais Neptune. Marie Crowe presents and she will be joined courtside by UCD Marians Conor Meany, Will Downing will be commentator for both games and on Co-Commentary are Breda Dick, coach of the Ulster Rockets for the womens final and Adrian Fulton, Former Irish International and current Belfast Star Coach for the mens final.

Following the two finals, at 22:30 Setanta will show We Got Game: The Golden Age of Irish Basketball, a documentary made by Motive Television that recalls a period when the popularity of Irish Basketball was at its greatest. Filled with unique, larger than life characters, it tells the story of when black America and small-town Ireland collided. The hour long documentary revisits a time when teams such as The Neptunes and The Blue Demons were all over the sport pages, and basketball went from being a small sport to one of the biggest spectacles in Ireland in the 80s.

We Got Game, looks at the origins of the game in Ireland before the introduction of American college players in 1979 when the maverick, Paudie OConnor of Killarney brought in the first two American professional players to play in the Irish league. The majority of these players who came to Ireland were young, black Americans, straight out of big-time college basketball, who had marginally missed out on the NBA. We see how the Cork clubs were supported by their own small scale Roman Abramovich-type backers and eventually caught up, and overtook Killarney as the top teams. They did this by bringing some of the all-time greats of this era such as, Terry Strickland, Jasper McElroy and Ray Smith. There is the incredible story of the relationship between Mario Elie and Kelvin Troy who played a season together with Killester. Mario went on to win three NBA Championships back home in the US with the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs, while Kelvin, his equal, still lives in Ireland, inspiring hoop dreams in new younger generations.

We are introduced to Dave Hopla, shooting coach to NBA stars like Kobe Bryant. He recalls his three years playing basketball in Belfast at the height of the troubles. We also meet, Liam McHale and Deora Marsh who transformed Ballina into one of the main forces of Irish basketball. This is not just a documentary about basketball Ireland, but a fascinating insight into a 1980s Ireland crippled by Recession, which found hope and enthusiasm in the exploits of a few basketball stars from the States. These players became local heroes and some of them made Ireland their home before the popularity of the game faded back.  




Chantell
Alford
Killester tabs Chantell Alford - 4 days ago
Pyrobel Killester Dublin (Super League) inked 26-year old American guard Chantell Alford (178-91, college: Boston, agency: Gamble Sports Management) from Glanmire. In 16 Super League games in Ireland she averaged 11.2ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.1apg, 2.5spg and 1.5bpg last season. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Among other achievements Alford won Irish Premier League championship title in 2016. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Irish Premier League Honorable Mention award...   [read more]

Fiona
O'Dwyer
Ensino adds O'Dwyer to their roster - 1 month ago
Duran Maquinaria Ensino Lugo (LF2) added to their roster 18-year old American (has also Irish passport) forward Fiona O'Dwyer (182-99, college: Emmanuel, MA). She played last season at Castellammare di Stabia in Italian Serie A2. In 24 games she recorded 13.6ppg, 11.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.6apg and 2.3spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Import Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team. The previous (15-16) season O'Dwyer played...   [read more]
Irish U16 National Team 2017 - 1 month ago
4 Abby Flynn 165-PG-01
5 Ciara Bracken 165-PG-01 Liffey Celtics
6 Lauren Darcy 160-PG-01 Templeogue
7 Erin Maguire 166-G-02 Ulster Elks
8 Anna Lynch 170-G-01
9 Ciara White 177-F/G-01 Oblate Dynamos
10 Niamh Kenny 170-G-01 DCU Mercy
11 Mia Furlong 181-G-01 Glan...  
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