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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.
  




Catherine
Connaire
Irish U18 National Team 2016 - May 20, 2016

Irish U18 National Team 2016
Connaire
Maguire
Maguire
McDonagh
Melia
Catherine Connaire 180-SG-98 NUIG Mystics
Rachel Huijsdens 187-C-99 DCU Mercy
Alex Macheta
Brunell
Aoife Maguire 181-SF-98 DCU Mercy
Anna Maguire ...  
[read more]

Michelle
Clarke
Irish National Team 2016 - May 20, 2016

Irish National Team 2016
Clarke
Deegan
Grace
McDermott
McKenna
Michelle Clarke 178-G-94 Killester
Sinead Deegan 170-G-92 WIT Wildcats
Grainne Dwyer F-84 TM Hotel Cork
Casey Grace 185-F TM Hotel Cork
Aoife McDermott ...  
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Orla
O'Reilly
Bembibre keeps O'Reilly for another season - May 10, 2016

Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM (LFB) re-signed 26-year old Irish international guard Orla O'Reilly (182-90, college: Binghamton, agency: Josep and Nicolas). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 20 LFB games she averaged 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg last season. O'Reilly's team made it to the LFB Semifinals in 2014. She has been also a member of Irish international program for some years. O'Reilly has regularly played for Irish senior team since 2007 and previously for...   [read more]


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Premier League Round 15: UL Huskies edge Brunell by two points - Feb 9, 2016  
Cork's Team Montenotte take third straight national title with commanding victory over Killester - Jan 31, 2016  
NUIG Mystics clinch Hula Hoops Senior Cup title - Jan 31, 2016  
Premier League Round 14: WIT Wildcats edge UL Huskies by three points - Jan 26, 2016  
Premier League Round 13: DCU Mercy beats TM Hotel Cork in the most crucial game of the week - Jan 20, 2016  
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Premier League Round 12: DCU Mercy beats Meteors in a derby game - Jan 6, 2016  
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