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Super League Standings
 1. UCD Marian 4-0 
 2. Swords Thunder 4-1 
 3. Tralee 4-1 
 4. Moycullen 3-2 
 5. UCC Demons 3-2 
 6. Belfast Star 3-2 
 7. Killester 3-2 
 8. Eanna 2-2 
 9. Templeogue 2-3 
 10. DCU Saints 1-4 
 11. KUBS 0-5 
 12. Maree 0-5 
Full Standings
Division 1 Standings
 1. Ballincollig 0-0 
 2. Dublin L. 0-0 
 3. Fr.Mathews 0-0 
 4. ITC Carlow 0-0 
 5. Kilkenny 0-0 
 6. Killorglin 0-0 
 7. LIT Celtics 0-0 
 8. LYIT Donegal 0-0 
 9. Neptune 0-0 
 10. Portlaoise 0-0 
 11. Sligo All-Stars 0-0 
 12. St.Pauls 0-0 
 13. Titans 0-0 
 14. UL Eagles 0-0 
 15. Ulster Elks 0-0 
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Groningen 1-0 
 3 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 4 Le Portel 0-1 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 1-0 
 2 Benfica 1-0 
 3 Bakken 0-1 
 4 Nevezis 0-1 
Group C
 1 Kataja Basket 1-0 
 2 Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Kapfenberg 0-1 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Balkan 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-1 
 4 Istanbul BBSK 0-1 
Group F
 1 Bnei Hertzeliya 1-0 
 2 Spirou 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-1 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 3 Khimik 0-1 
 4 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group H
 1 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 2 Szolnok 1-0 
 3 Falco-Vulcano 0-1 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 0-1 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  DCU Saints
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Proby, DCU Saints28.8 
 2. OReilly, UCC D.24.3 
 3. Colbert, UCC D.22.3 
 4. McGuire, Moycullen20.8 
 5. Oliver, Belfast Star20.8 
 6. Manning, Eanna19.8 
 7. Andrews, KUBS18.4 
 8. OSullivan, UCC D.17.3 
 9. Williams, Killester17.3 
 10. Rockall, Maree17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  DCU Saints
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Proby, DCU Saints19.2 
 2. Killeen, Templeogue13.4 
 3. OReilly, UCC D.12.0 
 4. Colbert, UCC D.11.7 
 5. Hansberry, Maree10.4 
 6. Provizors, DCU S.10.3 
 7. Kulinicz, Belfast .10.0 
 8. Donaghy, Tralee9.6 
 9. McGuire, Moycullen9.2 
 10. Cairns, Belfast .8.5 
Assists Per Game
  Swords T.
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Westbrooks, Swords T.11.2 
 2. Hosford, UCC D.9.6 
 3. Roe, Killester6.2 
 4. Rockall, Maree5.6 
 5. Donaghy, Tralee5.4 
 6. Bonaparte, Templ.5.4 
 7. Lyons, Moycullen5.4 
 8. Kinevane, UCD M.5.3 
 9. Loughnane, Moycu.4.4 
 10. Manning, Eanna4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Travis BLACK
  Swords T.
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Black, Swords T.3.2 
 2. James, UCD Marian2.8 
 3. Dunne, Eanna2.3 
 4. Roe, Killester2.0 
 5. Bonaparte, Templ.2.0 
 6. Donaghy, Tralee2.0 
 7. Markowicz, UCD M.2.0 
 8. Ingle, KUBS2.0 
 9. Brannelly, DCU S.2.0 
 10. Dolenko, Swords T.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Killeen, Templeogue2.6 
 2. Garrow, UCD Marian2.5 
 3. Baltimore, Swords T.2.3 
 4. Provizors, DCU S.2.3 
 5. McCann, KU.2.2 
 6. Bedulskis, UCD M.2.0 
 7. Kulinicz, Belfast .2.0 
 8. Goldsborough, Swords T.1.4 
 9. Pantovic, Tralee1.4 
 10. Lacey, Swords T.1.3 

Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

Belfast Star Oct.29 UCC Demons 57%
Killester Oct.28 Tralee 54%
KUBS Oct.28 Templeogue 88%
Maree Oct.28 Swords Thund 96%
UCD Marian 96% Oct.28 DCU Saints
UCD Marian 75% Oct.26 Killester
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.25 Antwerp
Groningen 50% Oct.24 Le Portel
Group B
Bakken 50% Oct.25 Benfica
Nevezis 50% Oct.24 Avtodor
Group C
Kataja Bsk 50% Oct.25 FC Porto
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.24 Mornar Bar
Group D
Kormend 50% Oct.25 Balkan
Keravnos 50% Oct.24 Brussels
Group E
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.25 Lukoil Acad
Din.Tbilisi 50% Oct.25 UBT Cluj Na
Group F
Bnei Hertzel 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Alba 50% Oct.24 Spirou
Group G
Demir IBB 50% Oct.25 Mons-Hainaut
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.25 Khimik
Group H
Falco-Vulcan 50% Oct.25 Szolnok
Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.25 N.Novgorod
Griffith Swords Thunder and Tralee Warriors go Head to Head - Mar 3, 2017

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PREVIEW: We look ahead to this weekend's games

Tralee thriller in store as Swords make the trip to the Kingdom while Glanmire could win regular season title

COUNTY KERRY is the place to be this weekend as one of the most-anticipated games of the week gets underway in Tralee Sports Complex at 8pm on Saturday evening. Garvey's Tralee Warriors are expecting a full house early on as they welcome Griffith Swords Thunder to their stomping ground in what is set to be an absolute thriller.
The last time these two sides met down in Tralee in the Cup, Warriors won out by six in the end (61-55), while Swords returned the favour twice up in Dublin - winning out in the return leg of the Cup and the first round of the League.
'This is a huge game for both teams,' admitted Swords Head Coach Dave Baker. 'Tralee have been great this season, and everybody wants to play down there with the great atmosphere they create, but few get the result there. We've had some injuries recently, but now we're looking forward to this game to return back and play well.'
Tralee meanwhile, are in great form following on from their memorable win against UCD Marian last weekend.
'I've been thinking about this game - I've been thinking about all of our games,' said Tralee Head Coach Mark Bernsen. 'Last weekend, our guys chipped away at UCD's lead and it paid off. They showed grit, a lot of toughness and I was very proud of them. Now, we have to get to work again for this weekend - we'll sort it out and we'll have a good plan in place come Saturday. There's going to be a great crowd in Tralee too, our fans have been brilliant all year.'
Elsewhere, a big north Dublin derby pits DCU Saints against KUBS in St Vincent's on Saturday evening. KUBS come into the game off the back of a win against Pyrobel Killester, while DCU Saints will need to regroup following a thrilling clash with Belfast Star last weekend that saw Star win out in overtime. Pyrobel Killester meanwhile will welcome UCC Demons in what is set to be a must-watch game, SSE Airtricity Moycullen face off to Templeogue, Radisson Blu UL Eagles go head-to-head with UCD Marian while Eanna take on Belfast Star on Friday evening.
Meanwhile, Ambassador UCC Glanmire's Head Coach Mark Scannell is enjoying his time at the top of the Women's Super League this week, after they overcame DCU Mercy in a close and competitive affair in Dublin last weekend. All eyes will be on Cork this weekend though as, if Scannell's charges win out over NUIG Mystics, they will be crowned Regular Season champions 2016/17.
'I'm delighted we won against DCU,' said Scannell. 'We prepared well for it and the girls were focused all week. We needed a win, we've been a bit…since the Cup - so that win was important. That was a big statement today and now we have to win against NUIG at home this week and if we do, we will win the Regular Season and we will look on to the play offs then.'
Maxol WIT Wildcats meanwhile will be hoping that they can turn their dreams of a top four place into a reality when they welcome second place Courtyard Liffey Celtics to Waterford. Wildcats sit in fifth place behind DCU Mercy and Pyrobel Killester with just points difference separating the sides, but they will need a big performance to overcome a very in-form Liffey Celtics. Pyrobel Killester welcome DCU Mercy in what will undoubtedly be a nail-biter, while Portlaoise Panthers will be hoping to bounce back from their loss on the road last week to Liffey Celtics when they welcome Singleton SuperValu Brunell to St Mary's.

Basketball Ireland National League Fixtures: March 3-5th

Friday 3rd March 2017
Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: Eanna v Belfast Star, Colaiste Eanna, 20:15;

Saturday 4th March 2017
Basketball Ireland Men's Super League:
Pyrobel Killester v UCC Demons, IWA-Clontarf, 19:00;
SSE Airtricity Moycullen v Templeogue, NUIG, 19:00;
DCU Saints v KUBS BC, St Vincent's, 19:30;
Radisson Blu UL Eagles v UCD Marian, PESS Building-UL, 19:30;
Garvey's Tralee Warriors v Griffith Swords Thunder, Tralee, 20:00;

Basketball Ireland Women's Super League:
Ambassador UCC Glanmire v NUIG Mystics, Upper Glanmire Sports Centre, 17:00;
Pyrobel Killester v DCU Mercy, IWA-Clontarf, 18:00;
Maxol WIT Wildcats v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, Mercy SS, 19:00;
Portlaoise Panthers v Singleton SuperValu Brunell, St Mary's, 19:00;

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One:
LYIT Donegal v Keane's Supervalu Killorglin, LYIT, 15:30;
EJ Sligo All-Stars v BFG Neptune, Mercy College, 17:00;
Titans v Kestrels, Colaiste Iognaid, 18:00;
Maree v Fr Mathews, Calsanctius College, 19:45;

Basketball Ireland Women's Division One
Oblate Dynamos v Marble City Hawks, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 19:30;

Sunday 5th March 2017
Basketball Ireland Men's Division 1:
Ulster University Elks v Team Kilkenny, UUJ, 12:45;
Dublin Lions v ITC Basketball, Colaiste Bride, 14:00;

Basketball Ireland Women's Division One
Ulster University Elks v UL Huskies, UUJ, 15:00

Bernard O'Byrne signs new four-year contract with BI

Secretary General and CEO of Basketball Ireland, Bernard O'Byrne, has signed a new four-year contract with Basketball Ireland, which will run until the end of 2020.
Mr. O'Byrne is delighted to be continuing in a role that he has held since 2011.
'I am really looking forward to the coming months and years. There are a lot of exciting events ahead for Basketball Ireland, most notably this August when we host the FIBA Under 18 Women's European Championships Division B here in Dublin. We are also looking forward to working closely with our new Irish senior men's head coach, Pete Strickland, and his team in the coming months and years.
'The end of 2017 will also be notable for the organization as we aim to be completely debt free for the first time in a number of years. This is thanks in no small part to a strategy that we put in place a few years ago, and we have achieved our target ahead of schedule which we are really happy about, so there's a lot to look forward to and I can't wait to be part of it.'

VACANCY: Commercial Manager for Basketball Ireland

VACANCY: Commercial Manager for Basketball Ireland
Mar 03,2017
Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Basketball Ireland is inviting applications for the role of Commercial Manager within the organization.

The summary of the role includes:
Reporting to C.E.O
Pro-actively sourcing potential partners
Management and delivery of all incumbent partners contractual rights
Ensuring all sponsors are integrated and achieve their business objectives
Developing and presenting creative and bespoke partnership proposals
Establishing and enhancing a Basketball Ireland presence in the market place
Achieve annual business objectives and revenue targets
Integrate commercial activity with the rest of the management team including Media and Communications operations.
Demonstrable experience in a similar role
Impressive track record
Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management
Ability to work on own initiative
Be an effective part of a team
Excellent IT skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
Salary: Competitive
Location: National Basketball Arena, Tymon Park, Dublin 24
Contract: Full Time permanent, subject to a 3 month probationary period

Applications should be made directly, by email, to the Chief Executive at including a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae

Closing Date:
Before 5pm on Thursday 16 March 2017

From : Isaac Westbrooks (189-PG-85)   

Donaghy's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 4 days ago
34-year old swingman Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) had a very impressive game in the last round for Tralee and receives a Player of the Week award for round 5. He had a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed DCU Saints (#10, 1-4) with 25-point margin 89-64. Tralee is placed at 3rd position in Irish league. They are still close to the very top. Tralee would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a sol...   [read more]

Ciaran Roe
Super League Round 5: Killester beats Belfast Star by two after a very close game - 6 days ago
There were just five rounds played in Regular Season of Super League and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The most exciting game of round 5 in the Super League took place in Belfast. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 5th ranked Belfast Star (3-2) to eighth ranked Killester (3-2) 75-73 in the game for the fourth place. Luis Garcia-hoyos orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 1...   [read more]

Marcus Thomas (Fr Matthews : Div 1) a throwback to Ireland in The 1980's - 6 days ago
Went to cover 1st live game this season with EuroBasket where incidentally the Ladies at the club as Ladies will do were doing the so often mundane though no less important jobs impressed upon me the realization that a mention here would not go unoticed. Fr Matthew's Criost Ri Gym and the opponent's were Titans (where incidentally I interviewed for head coach job at Titans a few years ago .....some ridiculous questions asked then (And what type of offences would you run ? ...I'm like have...   [read more]

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