Results & Reaction: January 14th and 15th

Results & Reaction: January 14th and 15th

  • Jan 13,2017


Basketball Ireland Men's Super League

Griffith Swords Thunder 99-59 UCC Demons

SSE Airtricity Moycullen 84-90 Pyrobel Killester

UCD Marian 87-64 Belfast Star

Radisson Blu UL Eagles 69-78 DCU Saints

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 67-57 KUBS BC

Templeogue 82-74 Éanna

Basketball Ireland Women's Super League

Singleton SuperValu Brunell 63-55 Courtyard Liffey Celtics

Ambassador UCC Glanmire 55-51 Portlaoise Panthers 

DCU Mercy 65-45 Meteors


Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:

Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin 78-86 BFG Neptune

Fr Mathews 82-74 Team Kilkenny

EJ Sligo All-Stars 80-81 Dublin Lions

Maree 102-51 LYIT Donegal

Kestrels 89-64 ITC Basketball 

Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1:

Marble City Hawks 58-43 Fr Mathews

Oblate Dynamos 69-74 ITC Basketball

UL Huskies 55-62 Ulster Rockets

Hula Hoops Women’s NICC semi-final:

Muckno Lakers 64-74 Limerick Celtics

Detailed Results

Basketball Ireland Men's Super League

In the Men’s Super League, UCC Demons are looking back on Saturday night with regret, after they fell to Griffith Swords Thunder 99-59.

“Saturday night was a bit of a nightmare to be honest,” admitted Head Coach, Tim O’Halloran. “We’re struggling now, and losing Kyle [Hosford] to injury has been a big blow. To lose by 40 points was – well there are no words for it. I’m not happy with it at all.

“We knew at half time that we couldn’t compete with Swords’ firepower – Narbon is excellent and along with Westbrooks too, it was difficult. It was very tough going, they went up by 30 points half way through the second and our heads went down. Now we just need to regroup and look at our tactics again going forward."

Elsewhere, Templeogue made it a lucky 13 on Sunday with an 82-74 point win over Éanna in a local derby in Oblate Hall, UCD Marian had the better of Belfast Star on Saturday evening despite another impressive display from Star’s Dillon Stith, while Garvey’s Tralee Warriors had 10 points to spare over KUBS in Tralee.

Radisson Blu UL Eagles meanwhile remain at the bottom of the Men’s Super League table with a 69-78 point loss to DCU Saints in UL, while Pyrobel Killester continued their winning ways, overcoming SSE Airtriciy Moycullen in NUIG on Saturday evening.

Griffith Swords Thunder 99-59 UCC Demons
Top scorers Griffith Swords Thunder: Justin Goldsborough 22, Jose Maria Gil Narbon 16, Charlie Coombes 14
Top scorers UCC Demons: Roy Downey 17, Jacob Lawson 11, Ciaran O Sullivan 8
Half time score: Griffith Swords Thunder 61-29 UCC Demons

UCD Marian 87-64 Belfast Star
Top scorers UCD Marian: Dustan Moreira 22, Conor Meany 13, Anthony Silvestri 10
Top scorers Belfast Star: Dillon Stith 17, Keelan Cairns 14, Sean Quinn 7
Half time score: UCD Marian 50-37 Belfast Star

SSE Airtricity Moycullen 84-90 Pyrobel Killester
Top scorers SSE Airtricity Moycullen: Phillip Lawrence-Ricks 23, Paul Freeman 16, Joseph Tummon 14
Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Ciaran Roe 27, Niall Hegarty 14, Eoghan Kiernan 13, Jermaine Turner 13
Half time score: SSE Airtricity Moycullen 40-45 Pyrobel Killester

Radisson Blu UL Eagles 69-78 DCU Saints
Top scorers Radisson Blu UL Eagles: Ryan Wilson 24, Jonathan Dogbo 16, Jack Kelly 9
Top scorers DCU Saints: Martins Provizors 24, Dan Heaney 15, Graham Brannelly 9
Half time score: Radisson Blu UL Eagles 24-40 DCU Saints

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 67-57 KUBS
Top scorers Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Trae Pemberton 26, Kieran Donaghy 20, Goran Pantovic 10
Top scorers KUBS: Kevin Foley 22, Brian Edwards 11, Stephen Ingle 5
Half time score: Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 30-24 KUBS

Templeogue 82-74 Éanna
Top scorers Templeogue: Mike Bonaparte 18, Lorcan Murphy 18, Neil Randolph 11
Top scorers Éanna: Remijigus Dimicciukas 21, Aiden Dunne 15, Nathaniel Muster 8
Half time score: Templeogue 38-43 Éanna

Basketball Ireland Women's Super League

Singleton SuperValu Brunell are celebrating their second win of this year’s Women’s Super League this weekend after they overcame Courtyard Liffey Celtics 63-55 in Parochial Hall on Sunday.

Despite being 15 points down at half time, Brunell dug deep to show a tenacity and determination in the second half that would see them through to a memorable victory over the Kildare side. While Liffey Celtics were notably without the services of Emma O’Connor, a superb defensive display from Brunell kept Celtics from scoring for more than eight minutes in the final quarter, with Sorcha Tiernan finally breaking the deadlock for Celtics with 1.45 left on the clock.

Speaking after the game, a delighted Head Coach Francis O’Sullivan said: “We’re really happy with that result. We’re after recovering well from what was a very difficult week for all of us in the club after a fairly comprehensive loss to Glanmire in the Cup last Friday night. We did a great week’s work and we could have crumbled when we went 15 down, but we hung in there and put in a great performance.

“Liffey Celtics were without Emma O’Connor which was difficult for them, but ours stepped up and we threw everything at them so we’re really pleased and have a lot to look forward to now.”

Elsewhere, there were two other games in the Women’s Super League with Ambassador UCC Glanmire just managing to hold on to their winning streak when they pipped Portlaoise Panthers 55-51 on Sunday afternoon, while DCU Mercy were 65-45 point winners over Meteors.

Singleton SuperValu Brunell 63-55 Courtyard Liffey Celtics
Top scorers Singleton SuperValu Brunell: Kaylee Kilpatrick 19, Danielle O Leary 9, Amy Murphy 9, Lauren Falvey 9
Top scorers Courtyard Liffey Celtics: Jazmen Boone 18, Aine O Connor 12, Karen Mealey 9
Half time score: Singleton SuperValu Brunell 20-35 Courtyard Liffey Celtics

Ambassador UCC Glanmire 55-51 Portlaoise Panthers
Top scorers Ambassador UCC Glanmire: Grainne Dwyer 18, Chantell Alford 13, Casey Grace 12
Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Maeve O Sullivan 18, Claire Melia 14, Necole Sterling 8
Half time score: Ambassador UCC Glanmire 27-23 Portlaoise Panthers

DCU Mercy 65-45 Meteors
Top scorers DCU Mercy: Sarah Fairbnaks 32, Sarah Woods 18, Megan Connolly 4, Bronagh Power Cassidy 4
Top scorers Meteors: Monet Neal 19, Shelly Smyth 10, Kate O Flaherty 5
Half time score: DCU Mercy 36-28 Meteors

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

BFG Neptune were celebrating once more this weekend as they stormed to a 78-86 point win over Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin in a much-anticipated top of the table clash in Kerry.

Tanner Brooks, Adam Drummond and Gary Walsh were just some of the shining lights in Neptune’s win, but Ian McLoughin and Declan Wall kept the home team in it throughout ensuring a nerve-wracking finale.

Ej Sligo All-Stars had to settle for second best as they lost out by one point to Dublin Lions, while Maree powered to a comprehensive 102-51 point win over LYIT Donegal, and Fr Mathews pipped Team Kilkenny 82-74.

Fr Mathews 82-74 Team Kilkenny
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Mark O Leary 21, Donal McCarthy 14, Owen Connolly 14
Top scorers Team Kilkenny: Matt Van Pelt 25, Jack Murphy 17, Ryan Pepper 11
Half time score: Fr Mathews 40-33 Team Kilkenny

Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 78-86 BFG Neptune
Top scorers Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin: Ian McLoughlin 19, Garni Garcia 15, Declan Wall 15
Top scorers BFG Neptune: Tanner Brooks 18, Adam Drummond 18, Gary Walsh 14
Half time score: Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 40-45 BFG Neptune

Maree 102-51 LYIT
Top scorers Maree: Paulius Peldzius 33, Kenneth Hansberry 24, Cathal Finn 13
Top scorers LYIT: Jimmy Puha 10, Paul McHugh 8, Kevin Stanley 8
Half time score: Maree 60-26 LYIT

Ej Sigo All-Stars 80-81 Dublin Lions
Top scorers Ej Sigo All-Stars: Kaylim Noel 22, Conor Byrne 14, Luke McLoughin 11
Top scorers Dublin Lions: Chris McNairney 23, Hillary Netsiyanwa 20, Mumhamed Sabic 18
Half time score: Ej Sigo All-Stars 50-34 Dublin Lions

Basketball Ireland Women's Division One

There were wins for Ulster Rockets, Marble City Hawks and ITC Basketball in the Women’s Division One at the weekend.

Carlee Lough netted 23 points for Rockets on Saturday evening to see them win out 55-62 against UL Huskies, while Marble City Hawks ran out 58-43 point winners over Fr Mathews. ITC Basketball just had the edge on Oblate Dynamos on Saturday, with Jamiyah Bethune bagging 33 points for the Carlow side to see them through to a 69-74 win.

UL Huskies 55-62 Ulster Rockets
Top scorers UL Huskies: Sarah Benedetti 28, Cathy Campbell 10, Avril Crosse 6
Top scorers Ulster Rockets: Carlee Lough 23, Mairead McNally 13, Zee Shahid Martin 11
Half time score: UL Huskies 25-34 Ulster Rockets

Marble City Hawks 58-43 Fr Mathews
Top scorers Marble City Hawks: Kelly O Hallahan 17, Aine Sheehy 12, Phil Fogarty 9
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Niamh Dwyer 14, Aine Fitzgerald 10, Rachel Finn 6
Half time score: Marble City Hawks 38-28 Fr Mathews

Oblate Dynamos 69-74 ITC Basketball
Top scorers Oblate Dynamos: Katie Maloney 14, Kelsey Ellis 14, Samantha Massey 11
Top scorers ITC Basketball: Jamiyah Bethune 33, Megan Campbell 16, Elaine Kennington 10
Half time score: Oblate Dynamos 38-37 ITC Basketball

Hula Hoops Women's NICC semi-final
Muckno Lakers 64-74 Limerick Celtics

Top scorers Muckno Lakers:Niamh Brennan 21, Dionne Harte 13, Julija Sarkauskaite 12
Top scorers Limerick Celtics: Michelle Aspell 31, Nadine Rice 18, Megan Cardarelli 9
Half time score: Muckno Lakers 30-34 Limerick Celtics

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