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Premier League Standings
 1. DCU Mercy 13-3 
 2. TM Hotel Cork 12-4 
 3. Killester 11-5 
 4. Meteors 10-6 
 5. WIT Wildcats 10-6 
 6. Brunell 6-10 
 7. Liffey Celtics 4-12 
 8. P.Panthers 3-13 
 9. UL Huskies 3-13 
Last:3/2/2016
Division 1 Standings
 1. NUIG Mystics 15-1 
 2. Fr.Mathews 12-4 
 3. Denjoes 11-5 
 4. Oblate Dynamos 9-7 
 5. Ulster Rockets 8-8 
 6. Tralee Imperials 7-9 
 7. IT Carlow 6-10 
 8. Marble City Hawks 4-12 
 9. Longford Falcons 0-16 
Last:3/1/2016
Points Per Game
 Jazmen BOONE
  WIT W.
  (173-G-)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Boone, WIT W.23.7 
 2. Contreras, Killest.23.5 
 3. Painter, DCU Mercy20.4 
 4. Benedetti, UL Hu.20.2 
 5. Dwyer, TM Hotel.17.6 
 6. Melia, P.Panthers17.3 
 7. Waters, Brunell17.3 
 8. Hoffman, Liffey C.16.4 
 9. Kynard, DCU Mercy15.8 
 10. Woods, DCU Mercy15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jazmen BOONE
  WIT W.
  (173-G-)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Boone, WIT W.15.7 
 2. Melia, P.Panthers15.0 
 3. Kavanagh, WIT W.13.4 
 4. Painter, DCU Mercy11.9 
 5. Harris, UL Huskies10.6 
 6. Turner, P.Panthers9.9 
 7. McDermott, DCU M.9.7 
 8. Waters, Brunell8.8 
 9. Leer, Meteors8.2 
 10. O'Connor, Liffey8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aishling SULLIVAN
  Killester
  (175-G-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Sullivan, Killester7.0 
 2. Kynard, DCU Mercy5.0 
 3. Harris, UL Huskies4.2 
 4. Arnone, P.Panthers4.1 
 5. Maguire, Liffey C.3.8 
 6. Waters, Brunell3.6 
 7. Grant, UL Huskies3.6 
 8. O'Sullivan, P.Pan.3.5 
 9. O'Leary, Brunell3.3 
 10. Deegan, WIT W.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Raeshel CONTRERAS
  Killester
  (170-G-)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Contreras, Killest.3.5 
 2. Harris, UL Huskies3.4 
 3. Toner, DCU Mercy3.4 
 4. Sullivan, Killester2.9 
 5. Sherwood, Killester2.8 
 6. Melia, P.Panthers2.8 
 7. Waters, Brunell2.8 
 8. O'Leary, Brunell2.6 
 9. Dwyer, TM Hotel.2.5 
 10. Boone, WIT W.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Claire MELIA
  P.Panthers
  (185-C-99)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Melia, P.Panthers3.2 
 2. Grace, TM Hotel.3.1 
 3. Kilpatrick, Brunell2.8 
 4. Sherwood, Killester2.2 
 5. Leer, Meteors2.2 
 6. Lloyd, Meteors1.9 
 7. Alford, TM Hotel.1.6 
 8. O'Connor, Liffey C.1.6 
 9. Turner, P.Panthers1.3 
 10. Benedetti, UL Hu.1.0 

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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.
  




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McDonagh
Irish U18 National Team 2016 - 4 days ago

Starting five
McDonagh
Maguire
Melia
Maguire
Tiernan
4 Aine McDonagh 181-PG-98 Moycullen
5 Aleksandra Macheta 167-PG-98 Brunell
6 Sorcha Tiernan 177-F/G-99 Liffey Celtics
7 Saoirse Cassidy 165-PG-98 DCU Mercy
8 Rachel Huijsdens 187-C-99 DCU Mercy [read more]

Ruthie
Leavey
Irish U20 National Team 2016 - 18 days ago

Starting five
Leavey
Whelan
Kenny
O'Flaherty
McCarthy
4 Megan Connolly 175-G/F-96 DCU Mercy
5 Princess Adeogun 165-PG-97
6 Ruthie Leavey 181-F-96 WIT Wildcats
7 Aoife Whelan 182-SF-96 Meteors
8 Nadine Rice 178-F-96
9 Sarah Kenny 180-F/C-9...  
[read more]

Michelle
Clarke
Irish National Team 2016 - 2 months ago

Starting five
McKenna
Woods
Grace
Rockall
Waters
4 Aine McKenna 165-PG-89 TM Hotel Cork
5 Sarah Woods 174-G-88 DCU Mercy
6 Casey Grace 182-F-92 TM Hotel Cork
7 Claire Rockall 178-G-90 TM Hotel Cork
8 Amy Waters 180-F/C-95 Brunell ...  
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