Fixtures and Results: December 16th - 18th

Fixtures and Results: December 16th - 18th

  • Dec 16,2016


Basketball Ireland Women's Super League

DCU Mercy 68-55 Courtyard Liffey Celtics

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:

Pyrobel Killester 78-75 DCU Saints

KUBS BC 60-57 Éanna

UCD Marian 92-71 SSE Airtricity Moycullen

Belfast Star 95-84 UCC Demons

Radisson Blu UL Eagles 66-98 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Templeogue 78-71 Griffith Swords Thunder

Women’s National League 3x3 Championships


Ambassador UCC Glanmire 17-12 Killester/NUIG Mystics

Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1: 

Dublin Lions 75-96 Ulster University Elks

ITC Basketball 75-81 Keane's SuperValu Killorglin

LYIT Donegal 95-62 Titans

Team Kilkenny 69-88 BFG Neptune

Kestrels 82-58 Fr Mathews

EJ Sligo All-Stars 77-99 Maree

Ulster University Elks 100-58 Titans

Hula Hoops U18 Men's National Cup quarter-final:

KUBS 79-57 Belfast Star

Detailed Results

Basketball Ireland Women's Super League

DCU Mercy welcomed Courtyard Liffey Celtics to the DCU Sports Hall on Wednesday evening in the only Women's Super League 

game before Christmas. The sides will be facing off against each other in just a matter of weeks when they play off in the Hula Hoops 

Cup semi-finals in Neptune Stadium, Cork on January 7th, so this game was a taster of things to come, with Liffey Celtics holding the

lead at half time (29-32) before DCU stepped up a gear and pulled through to win well in the end. 

Meanwhile, another trophy is making its way to Cork this weekend as Ambassador UCC Glanmire scooped the Women’s 3x3 National League Championship title on Saturday with a 17-12 win over Killester/NUIG Mystics. Glanmire topped their group on Saturday morning in the Arena to ensure that they booked their spot in the semi-finals, where they overcame Ulster University Elks in a fast-paced affair that teed them up for a final against an in-form combined team of Killester/NUIG Mystics. Superb displays from Claire Rockall and Chantell Alford ensured that Glanmire held the edge at the final buzzer and Alford was later crowned MVP of the tournament.

Speaking about the event, Basketball Ireland’s 3x3 coordinator Matt Hall stated: “This was a great event and a brilliant showcase of 3x3 basketball. The standard was very high and it was great to see the Division 1 teams doing so well too. Hopefully today will encourage more players to play in this format and help strengthen our chances of reaching the latter stages of the major international events and hopefully qualify for future Olympic Games.”

DCU Mercy 68-55 Courtyard Liffey Celtics

Top scorers DCU Mercy: Sarah Fairbanks 29, Sarah Woods 20, Jasmine Wooton 9

Top scorers Courtyard Liffey Celtics: Emma O Connor 18, Jazmen Boone 12, Karen Mealy 10

Half time score: DCU Mercy 29-32 Courtyard Liffey Celtics

Basketball Ireland Men's Super League

KUBS BC are celebrating their first win of the Men’s Super League this weekend after they overcame Éanna by three points on Saturday evening. It was a game that was neck-in-neck throughout, with the teams going in all square at half time (28-28), and KUBS had to dig deep to pull through and win.

“It was a great win,” said Head Coach, Mark Ingle. “I thought we could, and should, have won a few other games, but maybe we are lacking a bit of experience. Our team are new to the League and very young, there are eight players under the age of 22 and our American has been carrying an injury now for six or seven weeks. He was a bit fitter this week after coming back to training for the first time on Tuesday night so getting the win is great.

"The lads didn’t play the best on the night – they’ve lost games playing better – but they were dogged and determined. It was a bit of a dog fight, but it’s important to be able to win those fights. We've been giving some of the top teams in the League a good run and we need to take encouragement from that. We’ve only been losing out to them by eight or ten points, so we know that the stuff we are doing is right. It was a good win, an important win as it will give them confidence now and hopefully we’ll go on to win a good few more. We’re away to Moycullen now on New Year’s Eve and this win should help bring us closer to them too. It’s all a building process, and learning how to compete at this level. We’re off the bottom of the table now and psychologically, that’s great. It’s all about belief and that win is hopefully the start of that belief.”

Elsewhere, Pyrobel Killester also had just three points to spare over DCU Saints in their win on Saturday while Templeogue continued their unstoppable form with a 78-71 win over Griffith Swords Thunder in a thriller in the Oblates. Garvey’s Tralee Warriors eased to victory over Radisson Blu UL Eagles, UCD Marian had the better of SSE Airtricity Moycullen, while the hugely impressive Dillon Stith netted a whopping 36 points for Belfast Star to see them home to a 95-84 win over UCC Demons.

Pyrobel Killester 78-75 DCU Saints
Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Jermaine Turner 25, Cian Nihill 10, Ciaran Roe 10
Top scorers DCU Saints: Martin Provizors 26, Arkadijs Makarenko 14, Kevin O Hanlon 13
Half time score: Pyrobel Killester 41-40 DCU Saints

KUBS 60-57 Éanna
Top scorers KUBS: Brian Edwards 19, Kevin Foley 15, Jonathan Riles 6
Top scorers Éanna: Neil Lynch 15, Conor White 12, Nathaniel Musters 9
Half time score: KUBS 28-28 Éanna

UCD Marian 92-71 SSE Airtricity Moycullen
Top scorers UCD Marian: Dustan Moreira 28, Mike Garrow 13, Anthony Silvestri 11
Top scorers SSE Airtricity Moycullen: Paul Freeman 21, Phillip Lawrence-Ricks 20, James Loughnane 12
Half time score: UCD Marian 43-34 SSE Airtricity Moycullen

Belfast Star 95-84 UCC Demons
Top scorers Belfast Star: Dillon Stith 36, Fearghal Toner 31, Keelan Cairns 17
Top scorers UCC Demons: Adrian O Sullivan 20, Kyle HOsford 20, Ciaran O Sullivan 19
Half time score: Belfast Star 47-51 UCC Demons

Radisson Blu UL Eagles 66-98 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors
Top scorers Radisson Blu UL Eagles: Ryan Wilson 25, Jonathan Dogbo 19, Patrick McCarthy 9
Top scorers Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Ryan Leonard 27, Kieran Donaghy 14, Trae Pembereton 12, Dusan Bogdanovic 12
Half time score: Radisson Blu UL Eagles 47-72 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Templeogue 78-71 Griffith Swords Thunder
Top scorers Templeogue: Lorcan Murphy 27, Mike Bonaparte 19, Jason Killeen 18
Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Jose Gil Maria Narbon 16, Isaac Westbrooks 12, Kevin Lacey 10
Half time score: Templeogue 40-41 Griffith Swords Thunder

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

Keane's SuperValu Killorglin continued their unbeaten run in the Men's Division One, though they were run quite close by ITC Basketball in Carlow at the weekend, with Mike Klinger netting a whopping 43 points for the Carlow side on the day. Killorglin kept their cool despite the scoring onslaught, with good scoring from Damon Jones to send them to a 75-81 point win. 

Elsewhere, Neptune also continued their winning run, overcoming Team Kilkenny 69-88 on Saturday evening, while Maree were in impressive form against Ej Sligo All-Stars in Sligo to run out 77-99 winners. 

We caught up with Head Coach John Finn after the game to talk through a tough match against a well-drilled Sligo side. 

Elsewhere, Dublin Lions had to settle for second best against Ulster University Elks on Friday evening, while LYIT Donegal ran out winners over Titans on Saturday evening, as too did Ulster University Elks who played the Galway team on Sunday, while Kestrels overcame Fr Mathews. 

ITC Basketball 75-81 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin
Top scorers ITC Basketball: Mike Klinger 43, Jimmy Ward 13, Shane Maughan 8
Top scorers Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin: Damon Jones 32, Ian McLoughlin 22, Saulius Marcuinkevicius 12
Half time score: ITC Basketball 34-45 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin

Dublin Lions 75-96 Ulster University Elks
Top scorers Dublin Lions: Hillary Netsiyanwa 17, Jurgis Butkevicius 13, Mumhamed Sabic 11
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Eimantas Cernevicius 24, Aaron Goldring 18, Ryan Oliver 17
Half time: Dublin Lions 32-30 Ulster University Elks

LYIT Dongegal 95-62 Titans
Top scorers LYIT: Kevin Stanley 19, Mark Cannon 13, Jimmy Puha 13, Paul McHugh 13
Top scorers Titans: Gene Williams 22, Toms Fabriciuss 16, Eoin Coughlan 8
Half time score: LYIT Donegal 45-30 Titans

Team Kilkenny 69-88 BFG Neptune
Top scorers Team Kilkenny: Lucasz Szulc 22, James Butler 15, Matt Van Pelt 11
Top scorers BFG Neptune: Gary Walsh 14, Shane Duggan 14, Tanner Brooks 13
Half time score: Team Kilkenny 43-52 BFG Neptune

Kestrels 82-58 Fr Mathews
Top scorers Kestrels: Christopher Teasley 25, Aaron Whelan 18, Mantas Vilimas 15
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Donal McCarthy 14, Mark O Leary 12, Owen Connolly 9
Half time score: Kestrels 45-27 Fr Mathews

Ej Sligo All-Stars 77-99
Top scorers Ej Sligo All-Stars: Cian Lally 21, Oisin O’Reilly 16,
Kaylim Noel 12
Top scorers Maree: Edgar Solsona 26, Eoin Rockall 22, Cathal Finn 16
Half time score: Ej Sligo All-Stars 44-54 Maree

Ulster University Elks 100-58 Titans
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Will Koppenhaver 30, Marty McDonald 16, Ryan Oliver 13
Top scorers Titans: Toms Fabriciuss 23, Eugene Williams 18, Eoin Coughlan 7
Half time score: Ulster University Elks 48-23 Titans

Hula Hoops U18 Men's National Cup:

KUBS overcame Belfast Star at the weekend to book their spot in the Hula Hoops Under 18 Men's National Cup semi-final against Templeogue in January. 

Elsewhere, a round robin competition between Malahide BC, Ballincollig and Liffey Celtics saw Liffey Celtics qualify for a quarter-final game against UCD Marian to be held after Christmas. The winner of that game will go on to play BFG Neptune in the Under 18 Men's semi-final in January. 

KUBS 79-57 Belfast Star
Top scorers KUBS: Jordan Fallon 21, Conor Ennis 13, Donal McKay 12
Top scorers Belfast Star: John Smye 15, Niall McGinnity 12, Conor Cooke 8
Half time score: KUBS 42-28 Belfast Star

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