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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 Standings
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Balkan 0-0 
 3. Beroe 0-0 
 4. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 5. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 6. Boras 0-0 
 7. CSU Sibiu 0-0 
 8. Demir IBB 0-0 
 9. Dnipro 0-0 
 10. Falco KC 0-0 
 11. FC Porto 0-0 
 12. Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 13. Khimik 0-0 
 14. Kormend 0-0 
 15. KR 0-0 
 16. Le Portel 0-0 
 17. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 18. Nevezis 0-0 
 19. Oradea 0-0 
 20. Parma 0-0 
 21. Rabotnicki 0-0 
 22. Rilski 0-0 
 23. Sodertalje 0-0 
 24. Spirou 0-0 
 25. Stal Ostrow 0-0 
 26. Steaua CSM 0-0 
 27. Szolnok 0-0 
 28. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 29. Trabzonspor 0-0 
 30. Wuerzburg 0-0 
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 

First Round Schedule
Balkan 50% Sep.20 Oradea
Szolnok 50% Sep.20 Trabzonspor
Demir IBB 50% Sep.20 Dnipro
Boras 50% Sep.20 Kormend
CSU Sibiu 50% Sep.20 BK Pardubice
KR 50% Sep.20 Mons-Hainaut
Bnei Hertzel 50% Sep.20 Stal Ostrow
Nevezis 50% Sep.20 Rilski
Parma 50% Sep.20 Rabotnicki
Wuerzburg 50% Sep.20 Istanbul BB
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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)   

Mike Hall
Ferrara tabs Mike Hall - 4 days ago
Kleb Basket Ferrara (Serie A2) inked 33-year old American (has also Irish passport) forward Mike Hall (203-100kg-84, college: G.Washington, agency: Interperformances) from Angelico Biella. In 34 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged 14.7ppg, 12.8rpg (leader !!!), 3.2apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very good season in his career as he was awarded All-Italian Serie A2 Forward of...   [read more]

Grant Riller
College of Charleston Ireland Tour - 5 days ago
GALWAY, Ireland - Junior forward Jarrell Brantley (Columbia, S.C.) and senior guard Joe Chealey (Orlando, Fla.) led the College of Charleston men's basketball team to a 29-point win over the Irish National Basketball Team, 93-64, to go an undefeated 3-0 on its foreign tour to Ireland on Saturday night at St. Mary's College. Brantley registered a double-double with a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor, while Chealey notched 21 points including 8-of-9 ma...   [read more]

Jesus Sanmartin (ex Almassera) agreed terms with Sligo All-Stars - 6 days ago
Mercy College Sligo All-Stars (Division 1) inked 31-year old Spaniard center Jesus Sanmartin (199-86). He played most recently at Almassera in Spanish EBA league. In 14 games he recorded 3.4ppg and 1.9rpg last season. Sanmartin has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Molina, Atarfe and L Alfas. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Ireland   [read more]

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