Men's Super Series: October 15th and 16th
Men's Super Series: October 15th and 16th
- Oct 12,2016
This coming weekend, October 15th and 16th, is a weekend of basketball action you definitely don’t want to miss.
The countdown is officially on to the first Men's Super Series weekend of the 2016/17 season which will take place at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on October 15th and 16th. The weekend is truly gearing up to be a superb showcase of basketball as all 12 of this year’s Men’s Super League teams make the trip to the national stadium for what will undoubtedly be a weekend not to be missed.
Opening up the event will be Belfast Star and Pyrobel Killester who face off on the court at 2pm on Saturday, October 15th. Killester have just made their way on to the league table having overcome SSE Airtricity Moycullen at the weekend (83-74). They had lost their two opening games to Griffith Swords Thunder and Templeogue and a relieved Head Coach, Brian O’Malley was glad to get the win and finally be on the scoreboard.
“It’s good to get on the board,” he said. “It was a tough game, Moycullen really took us out of our comfort zone, it was a battle from start to finish. They are all hard wins, they are all hard games to get through. We’re looking forward to Star now next weekend. They are always going to be a good team, they’ve good Irish players, Dan O’Neill is a very good coach so they are well drilled, they ran UCD really close up in Belfast on Saturday evening, they are probably unlucky as they have come out on the wrong side of a couple of very close games. We played them last year in the Cup and they turned us over in the Cup so we are under no illusions that it is going to be a tough game. We are going to work and improve on the errors we made last week and hopefully that’ll be enough to get us across the line.”
Meanwhile, Belfast Star are also having mixed fortunes in the League so far, having secured a hard-fought win against UL Eagles in the first game, but then went down against newcomers Irish TV Tralee Warriors and league leaders, UCD Marian at the weekend. They will be hoping to take home the win from their clash against Pyrobel Killester.
Next up on Saturday, October 15th, will see Irish TV Tralee Warriors facing off against SSE Airtricity Moycullen at 4pm. Warriors have been enjoying their time in the Super League, securing a well-earned win over Belfast Star, and though they lost out to UCC Demons, went on to secure a 77-59 point win over KUBS BC at the weekend. SSE Airtricity Moycullen will be hoping to get back to winning ways, having been defeated by DCU Saints and Pyrobel Killester so far this season, with a win against KUBS BC their only one to date.
Meanwhile, Commercial.ie Éanna and DCU Saints will round up the action on Day 1 of the Super Series weekend, when they go head-to-head at 6pm. With no win under their belt as of yet, Éanna will be hoping to get off the mark following defeats to UCD Marian, Griffith Swords Thunder and Templeogue. Saints have two wins from three so far, with wins over SSE Airtricity Moycullen and UL Eagles and will be hoping that this weekend’s tie will bring home their third win of the season.
Sunday, October 16th sees the action ramping up for a second day of the Super Series, as Griffith Swords Thunder open proceedings when they take on UL Eagles at 2pm. Another interesting match-up, Thunder are going into this weekend’s fixtures with two wins from three, having lost out to UCC Demons at the weekend. Eagles meanwhile have one win under their belts (against KUBS BC) and will be hoping to get back on track against Thunder this weekend.
KUBS BC and UCC Demons are next into the arena for Game 2 at 4pm. KUBS BC are looking for their first win of the season, having suffered defeat at the hands of Irish TV Tralee Warriors, UL Eagles and SSE Airtricity Moycullen.
Finally, the last game of the weekend will be one of the big highlights of the Super Series as it sees a top of the table clash between UCD Marian and Templeogue. Both teams are coming into the clash with three wins from three. UCD secured their wins against UCC Demons, Commercial.ie Éanna and Belfast Star, while Templeogue are coming in on the back of victories over Pyrobel Killester, DCU Saints and Commercial.ie Éanna. The two sides go head-to-head at 6pm in what will surely be a thrilling way to round up the action.
This is certainly going to be super and a weekend of men's basketball not to be missed.
Tickets priced at €5 per day (under 16s go free) will be available on the door at the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght.