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Super League Standings
 1. Templeogue 20-2 
 2. Swords Thunder 19-3 
 3. UCD Marian 17-5 
 4. Tralee 16-6 
 5. Killester 14-8 
 6. UCC Demons 12-10 
 7. Moycullen 9-13 
 8. DCU Saints 7-15 
 9. Eanna 6-16 
 10. Belfast Star 6-16 
 11. KUBS 5-17 
 12. UL Eagles 1-21 
Division 1 Standings
 1. Maree 14-2 
 2. BFG Neptune 13-3 
 3. Killorglin 13-3 
 4. Ulster Elks 13-3 
 5. Kestrels 10-6 
 6. Sligo All-Stars 8-8 
 7. Kilkenny 6-10 
 8. LYIT Donegal 6-10 
 9. Dublin L. 4-12 
 10. Fr.Mathews 4-12 
 11. Titans 3-13 
 12. ITC Basketball 2-14 
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dillon STITH
  Belfast Star
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Stith, Belfast Star27.4 
 2. Pemberton, Tralee23.0 
 3. Turner, Killester21.4 
 4. Provizors, DCU S.21.0 
 5. Lawrence, Moycu.20.7 
 6. Bonaparte, Templ.18.5 
 7. Killeen, Templeogue17.8 
 8. Murphy, Templeogue17.3 
 9. Moreira, UCD M.16.2 
 10. Lawson, UCC Demons16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  DCU S.
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Provizors, DCU S.16.5 
 2. Garrow, UCD Marian16.3 
 3. Moreira, UCD M.12.8 
 4. Turner, Killester12.3 
 5. Killeen, Templeogue11.6 
 6. Freeman, Moycullen11.5 
 7. Pantovic, Tralee11.3 
 8. Lawson, UCC Demons11.3 
 9. Gil, Swords T.10.8 
 10. Donaghy, Tralee10.3 
Assists Per Game
  UCD M.
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Kinevane, UCD M.9.7 
 2. Westbrooks, Swords T.9.0 
 3. Drumm, UCD Marian8.7 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian7.3 
 5. Downey, UCC Demons6.4 
 6. Bonaparte, Templ.5.6 
 7. Roe, Killester5.6 
 8. Hosford, UCC D.4.5 
 9. Donaghy, Tralee4.5 
 10. O'Hanlon, DCU S.4.2 
Steals Per Game
  UCD Marian
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Garrow, UCD Marian5.2 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian4.6 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.3.4 
 4. Darling, DCU Saints2.4 
 5. O'Hanlon, DCU S.2.4 
 6. Murphy, Templeogue2.3 
 7. Donaghy, Tralee2.3 
 8. James, Templeogue2.3 
 9. Dolenko, Swords T.2.2 
 10. Lynch, Eanna2.1 
Blocks Per Game
  UCC Demons
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Lawson, UCC Demons3.2 
 2. Killeen, Templeogue2.5 
 3. Gil, Swords T.2.4 
 4. Goldsborough, Swords T.2.1 
 5. Freeman, Moycullen2.0 
 6. Pantovic, Tralee1.9 
 7. Turner, Killester1.7 
 8. Garrow, UCD Marian1.7 
 9. Moreira, UCD M.1.6 
 10. Provizors, DCU S.1.5 

Hoola Hoops Cup / Panathinaikos Worldwide Academy Network Presentation in Cork at Bank of Ireland - Jan 9, 2017

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Cian Heaphy

A look back at the thrilling Hula Hoops Cup semi-finals

THE HOME crowd were on their feet on Sunday morning in Neptune Stadium as the hosts completed a historic treble of semi-final wins to continue their journey of dreams to the Hula Hoops National Cup finals.
Indeed theirs is a story that has been one of the main talking points of a weekend full of superb basketball action, as young stars such as David Murray, Conor O'Sullivan, Adam and Cian Heaphy, Sean Jenkins and Adam Drummond to name but a few stepped up to meet the challenge of a tough and intense few days of basketball. Kicking off with a win over Kestrels on Friday evening in the Hula Hoops President's Cup, Neptune went on to win at both Under 18 and Under 20 level to ensure that they go on to defend both of these titles in Dublin at the end of January.

'We're delighted, we're absolutely over the moon,' said Under 20s Head Coach Kieran Leahy after the side's thrilling win over Maree today. 'Three teams are there, we've achieved our goals, but nothing's done yet. We have to go on and win, it's not successful now unless we go and win the three of them.'
Neptune's was not the only fantastic underage story of the weekend though, as DCU Mercy also powered through their Under 18 and Under 20 clashes to book their place in the Arena this year. It went right down to the wire in their Under 18 Cup tie against Portlaoise Panthers, with Irish international Claire Melia proving to be vital for the latter (bagging 25 points on the day), but DCU held firm to win 56-51. While things didn't go to plan for Mercy later that evening in the Women's National Cup as they lost out to Courtyard Liffey Celtics, their young stars refocused bright and early Sunday morning and made no mistake in winning in the Under 20 semi final, driving to a 61-49 point win over Ambassador UCC Glanmire, while KUBS BC are also aiming to weave an underage fairytale as their Under 18 and Under 20 men's sides will both face off to BFG Neptune in the finals after two brilliant wins over Templeogue and Moycullen BC at the weekend.
You can read full round ups from the Under 18 and Under 20 games here.

Back to the senior action though, and it will be an all-Dublin Men's National Cup final as Griffith Swords Thunder will face Pyrobel Killester, while reigning Women's Cup champions Ambassador UCC Glanmire face Courtyard Liffey Celtics. Ej Sligo All-Stars meanwhile are on the road to a President's Cup final against BFG Neptune - a huge success story for Shane O'Meara and his charges, while Ulster Rockets will be charging down to Dublin in the Senior Women's final in a bid to overcome Marble City Hawks.

Finally in the NICC competition, a phenomenal display from Niall O'Reilly for Blue Demons saw him net a whopping 39 points to ensure their spot in the final where they will play UCD Marian who overcame Ballincollig at the death in a thriller on Sunday evening. In the Women's NICC meanwhile, Maree will have to wait a bit longer to see who they will face as the clash between Muckno Lakers and Limerick Celtics was postponed for a later date.

The Hula Hoops National Cup Basketball finals will take place in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on January 27-29th 2017 with a full schedule to be released in the coming weeks.

Basketball Ireland Hula Hoops National Cup semi-final results:

Hula Hoops Men's National Cup semi-finals:
SSE Airtricity Moycullen 77-85 Griffith Swords Thunder
Pyrobel Killester 81-69 UCD Marian

Hula Hoops Women's National Cup semi-finals:
Ambassador UCC Glanmire 84-47 Singleton SuperValu Brunell
Courtyard Liffey Celtics 83-72 DCU Mercy

Hula Hoops President's Cup semi-finals:
Kestrels 79-92 BFG Neptune
Ej Sligo All-Stars 85-63 Team Kilkenny

Hula Hoops Senior Women's Cup semi-finals:
ITC Basketball 64 - 73 Ulster Rockets
Oblate Dynamos 44 - 64 Marble City Hawks

Hula Hoops Under 20 Men's Cup semi-finals:
Maree 62-73 BFG Neptune
Moycullen BC 67-82 KUBS BC

Hula Hoops U20 Women's Cup semi-finals:
Meteors 49 - 62 Killester BC
DCU Mercy 61-49 Ambassador UCC Glanmire

Hula Hoops U18 Men's Cup semi-finals:
BFG Neptune 97-71 Liffey Celtics
Templeogue 61-71 KUBS

Hula Hoops U18 Women's Cup semi-finals:
DCU Mercy 56-51 Portlaoise Panthers
Glanmire 82-54 Liffey Celtics

Hula Hoops Women's NICC semi-finals:
St Mary's Castleisland 36 - 61 Maree BC
NOTE: The second game between Muckno Lakers and Limerick Celtics was postponed.

Hula Hoops Men's NICC semi-finals:
Limerick Celtics 65-92 Blue Demons
Ballincollig 53-57 UCD Marian

Schedule announced for Hula Hoops Cup final weekend

Jan 09,2017
After a thrilling weekend of Hula Hoops Cup semi-final action hosted in Neptune Stadium and Parochial Hall in Co. Cork (read more about that here), the schedule for the Hula Hoops National Cup finals has officially been announced today.
The finals will take place in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 27th, 28th and 29th and you can find out about tickets - which are available to purchase online - here.

The schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Hula Hoops National Cup Final Schedule 2017

Friday 27th January 2017 (Session 1)
18:00 IWA National Cup Final:
Limerick Scorpions/Fr Mathews v NI Knights/Killester

20:00 Hula Hoops U18 Men's National Cup Final
BFG Neptune vKUBS BC

Saturday 28th January 2017 (Session 2)
10:00 Hula Hoops U18 Women's National Cup Final
DCU Mercy v Ambassador UCC Glanmire

12:00 Hula Hoops Men's NICC Final
Blue Demons v UCD Marian

14:00 Hula Hoops Women's NICC Final
Muckno Lakers/Limerick Celtic v Maree BC

Saturday 28th January 2017 (Session 3)
17:30 Hula Hoops President's Cup Final
BFG Neptune v EJ Sligo All-Stars

20:00 Hula Hoops Men's National Cup Final
Pyrobel Killester v Griffith Swords Thunder

Sunday 29th January 2017 (Session 4)
10:30 Hula Hoops U20 Women's National Cup Final
Killester BC v DCU Mercy

12:30 Hula Hoops U20 Men's National Cup Final
KUBS BC v Neptune BC

14:30 Hula Hoops Senior Women's National Cup Final
Marble City Hawks v Ulster Rockets

17:15 Hula Hoops Women's National Cup Final
Liffey Celtics v Ambassador UCC Glanmire

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Panathinaikos Worldwide Basketball Academy (Ireland sector) Network Presentation

The Panathinaikos Worldwide Basketball Academy Network Presentaion covering The Vision and Mission, Conceptual Framework,Objectives,Strategy,Academy Operation etc will be hosted by Patrick Maher on February 16th next 7.15 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Bank of Ireland BOI Workbench space at 70 St Patrick St, Cork City.Essentially I want to get 2 teams together (Under 16's & Under 18's)to establish the Ireland sector of The Panathinaikos Worldwide Basketball Academy.Many thank's to both Ita O Sullivan and Lia Boyland here at The Bank of Ireland Workbench space here on St Patrick Cian Heaphy (189-G-00)   

Ryan Wilson Interview / - 6 days ago
My name is Ryan Wilson I'm a 6'5 219lbs Guard/Forward. I was born in St.Louis, Missouri, USA. I attended college at the Universityof Missouri Kansas city for a year then graduated in 2012 from William Penn University. After college I've played in various places as a professional in England, Spain, Italy, short stinting the Phillipnes PBA with Globalport. I was brought out there and was able to play a pre season game against Ginebra (team owned by Manny Pacquiao)   [read more]
U 16 Teams to contest Dussmann Trophy / U 20's preparation to Romania - 13 days ago
Ireland U16 Men and Women's teams to contest Dussmann Trophy : Jul 13,2017 All roads lead to Luxembourg this weekend as the Ireland Under 16 Men and Women's teams will fly to Luxembourg to contest the Dussmann Trophy. Games tip off on Friday, July 14th and will run through the weekend. The men's squad will face the Netherlands, hosts Luxembourg and Denmark in their group, while the women's team will go head-to-head with the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Slovakia. The tournament comes just...   [read more]
Irish U20 National Team 2017 - 15 days ago
Starting five
Eoin Rockall
Ryan Leonard
Tariq Guebaili
Robert Sullivan
Daniel Heaney
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