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Super League Standings
 1. Glanmire 14-2 
 2. Liffey Celtics 12-3 
 3. DCU Mercy 10-5 
 4. Killester 9-7 
 5. P.Panthers 8-8 
 6. WIT Wildcats 7-8 
 7. Brunell 5-11 
 8. NUIG Mystics 3-12 
 9. Meteors 2-14 
Full Standings
Last:3/23/2017
Division 1 Standings
 1. IT Carlow 11-1 
 2. UL Huskies 9-3 
 3. Marble City Hawks 7-5 
 4. Ulster Rockets 7-5 
 5. Fr.Mathews 3-9 
 6. Ulster Elks 3-9 
 7. Oblate Dynamos 2-10 
Last:3/21/2017
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. Rockall, Glanmire15.7 
 9. Fechko, Killester15.7 
 10. Woods, DCU Mercy15.4 
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. Sterling, P.Pan.9.2 
 9. O'Shea, WIT W.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. McKenna, Glanmire3.7 
 6. Mairtin, Meteors3.6 
 7. Sullivan, DCU M.3.5 
 8. Nagle, Killester3.5 
 9. O'Connor, Liffey C.3.4 
 10. Sherwood, Killester3.4 
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. Boone, Liffey Celtics3.0 
 6. O'Connor, Liffey C.2.8 
 7. Clarke, Killester2.7 
 8. Sullivan, DCU M.2.6 
 9. Melia, P.Panthers2.4 
 10. Daly, Killester2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Casey GRACE
  Glanmire
  (182-F-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Grace, Glanmire3.3 
 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.1.7 
 9. Alford, Glanmire1.6 
 10. Kavanagh, WIT W.1.0 
Player of the Week

 Leah Fechko
  Killester
  ( 173-G-94 )
  

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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.  




Claire
Rockall
Glanmire and Liffey Celtics into the Finals - 19 hours ago
Glanmire and Liffey Celtics reached the Final of the league. Ambassador UCC Glanmire overcame Pyrobel Killester 72-58 on their way to defending their Women's Super League play off title. Claire Rockall (178-G-90, college: Iowa St.) top-scored for the winners with 23 points, while Casey Grace (182-F-92, college: Fairfield) delivered 15. Mimi Clarke ended up with 22 points in defeat and Rebecca Nagle (173-G/F-92) poured in 10. Courtyard Liffey Celtics edged DCU Mercy 62-55. Jazmen Boone (1...   [read more]

Leah Fechko
Fechko's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - 4 days ago
22-year old guard Leah Fechko (173-G-94) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Killester and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18. She had a double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds, while her team crushed NUIG Mystics (#8, 3-12) with 23-point margin 79-56. Killester maintains the 4th position in Irish Super League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Killester will need more victories to i...   [read more]
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