FIXTURES & RESULTS: Sept 30th-Oct 1st

FIXTURES & RESULTS: Sept 30th-Oct 1st

  • Sep 30,2017

Basketball Ireland Results: September 30th to October 1st 

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League: 

Pyrobel Killester 61-66 Moycullen

Eanna 92-86 Black Amber Templeogue

DCU Saints 65-85 Belfast Star

Maree 74-87 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

KUBS BC 58-76 UCD Marian

UCC Demons 96-95 Griffith College Swords Thunder


Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League

IT Carlow Basketball 73-67 NUIG Mystics (after overtime, full time 60-60)


Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1: 

Paris Texas Kilkenny 77-82 LYIT Donegal

Dublin Lions 81-98 LIT Celtics

Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin 87-62 IT Carlow Basketball

Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney 79-84 BFG Neptune

EJ Sligo All-Stars 69-65 Portlaoise Panthers

Ulster University Elks 91-80 Titans

BFG Neptune v Paris Texas Kilkenny, Neptune Stadium, POSTPONED



Basketball Ireland Detailed Results 

It was a massive weekend of basketball this weekend, as the Men’s Super League blew wide open with some big results secured across the board.

There were huge celebrations in Cork this afternoon as UCC Demons ran out one-point winners over Griffith College Swords Thunder (96-95) in an absolute cracker of a game at the Mardyke. Demons’ American, Lehmon Colbert came back to Irish basketball with a bang, bagging 34 points, while player/coach Colin O’Reilly was hugely influential once more, netting 24 points which, more importantly, included the winning free-throw.


“It was an exciting game again,” O’Reilly said. “These are the ones you have to win, we got a bit lucky at the end. They played the game perfectly for the last 22 seconds, and I’m delighted that we got the win as I don’t know if we would have been able to win it in overtime.”


You can listen to Dave Baker's reaction to the game here

Meanwhile, the big local derby between Éanna and Black Amber Templeogue produced another big result, with Éanna overcoming their near neighbours 92-86, despite a 37-point game from Templeogue’s Lorcan Murphy.

“We were delighted to get a win against Templeogue who are a very good team and reigning league champions,” said Éanna Head Coach, Pat Glover. “We played really hard and smart throughout the game, putting in a solid performance.”

Elsewhere, Belfast Star were one of two teams to remain unbeaten in the Men’s Super League, running out 20-point winners against DCU Saints.

“I'm delighted, anytime you come on the road and win it’s great,” said Star Head Coach, Darren O’Neill. Listen to his full interview here, and hear from Joey Boylan here

In the other results of the weekend, Moycullen came out of the IWA in Clontarf with a five-point win (61-66) over Pyrobel Killester, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors overcame Maree, while KUBS lost out to UCD Marian.


Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League

Eanna 92-86 Black Amber Templeogue
Top scorers Eanna: Tamron Manning 18, Neil Lynch 18, Aidan Dunne 18
Top scorers Black Amber Templeogue: Lorcan Murphy 37, Jason Killeen 19, Mike Bonaparte 12
Half time score: Eanna 46-44 Black Amber Templeogue

Maree 74-87 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors
Top scorers Maree: Eoin Rockall22, Watkins Williams 20, Kenneth Hansberry 8, Padraig Burke 8
Top scorers Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Dusan Bogdanovic 17, Patrick McCarthy 16, Kieran Donaghy 13
Half time score: Maree 32-43 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

KUBS 58-76 UCD Marian
Top scorers KUBS: Brian Andrews 28, Gary Barron 9, Shane McCann 8
Top scorers UCD Marian: Dan James 18, Mike Garrow 15, Conor Meany 11, Ciaran Dunne 11
Half time score: KUBS 21-40 UCD Marian


DCU Saints 65-85 Belfast Star
Top scorers DCU Saints: Dee Proby 26, Martin Neary 9, Robert Sullivan 5
Top scorers Belfast Star: Conor Quinn 19, Ryan Oliver 15, Clement Kulinicz 11
Half time score: DCU Saints 25-45 Belfast Star

Pyrobel Killester 61-66 Moycullen
Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Ciaran Roe 24, Eoghain Kiernan 9, Luis Garcia Hoyos 7
Top scorers Moycullen: Brandon McGuire 23, Cian Nihill 15, Paul Freeman 10
Half time score: Pyrobel Killester 33-26 Moycullen


UCC Demons 96-95 Griffith College Swords Thunder
Top scorers UCC Demons: Lehmon Colbert 34, Colin O Reilly 24, Carlton Cuff 13
Top scorers Griffith College Swords Thunder: Alex Dolenko 18, Charlie Coombes 13, Conroy Baltimore 13, Travis Black 13
Half time score: UCC Demons 51-53 Griffith College Swords Thunder


Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League

In the Women’s Super League meanwhile, Martin Conroy and his charges at IT Carlow Basketball wrote a piece of history today as, in their first ever Super League game, they came out with a 73-67 point win over NUIG Mystics in a nail-biting overtime game.

With nothing separating the sides at half time (35-35) or indeed at full time (60-60), Carlow had to dig deep to come up with the goods, especially with two players picking up injuries, and a relieved Coach Conroy was glad to hear the full time buzzer.

“It was an unbelievable win,” he said. “The girls were amazing to go down the stretch to take the win in the end. Losing two players to injury really puts a dampener on it for us, but I am so proud of my girls. Both teams put up a huge effort and played some amazing basketball. “




You can hear reaction from Martin Conroy and Mike Murray here.

Full fixtures in the Women’s Super League and Women’s Division One will get underway next weekend.

IT Carlow Basketball 73-67 NUIG Mystics (after overtime)
Top scorers IT Carlow Basketball: Maeve Parahus 18, Sarah Kenny 14, Aoife Whelan 13
Top scorers NUIG Mystics: Kiera Gaines 26, Hannah Coen 15, Maggie Byrne 10
Half time score: IT Carlow Basketball 35-35 NUIG Mystics
Full time score: IT Carlow Basketball 60-60 NUIG Mystics


Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One

BFG Neptune kept their winning start to the season intact with a nail-biting win over Scotts Lakers St Paul's Killarney on Saturday evening. A huge performance from St Paul's Antuan Bootle just wasn't enough as, in the fourth quarter, Paul Kelleher's charges kicked it into another gear to drive on and take the victory. 


Elsewhere, LYIT Donegal and LIT Celtics secured their first wins of the season, overcoming Paris Texas Kilkenny and Dublin Lions respectively - with shooting star Matt St Amour bagging 46 points for Celtics. 

Keane's SuperValu Killorglin meanwhile had 15 to spare over IT Carlow basketball on Saturday evening, while EJ Sligo All-Stars kept their cool to run out four-point winners over Portlaoise Panthers. Ulster University Elks also kept their winning streak intact, overcoming Titans on Sunday afternoon. 


Paris Texas Kilkenny 77-82 LYIT Donegal
Top scorers Paris Texas Kilkenny: James Butler 24, Julian O Keeffe 19, Ryan Pepper 17
Top scorers LYIT Donegal: Chaz Watler 25, Jon McGill 16, Mark Cannon 8, Charlie McKinney 8
Half time score: Paris Texas Kilkenny 34-40 LYIT Donegal

Dublin Lions 81-98 LIT Celtics
Top scorers Dublin Lions: Zack Burnett 31, Igor Markiewicz 14, Neil Kavanagh 13
Top scorers LIT Celtics: Matt St Amour 46, Emmet Browne 19, Ciaran Woods 8
Half time score: Dublin Lions 41-44 LIT Celtics

Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 87-62 IT Carlow Basketball
Top scorers Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin: Daniel Jokubaitis 24, Mark St Fort 17, Kevin Gray 13
Top scorers IT Carlow Basketball: Jimmy Gordon 23, Dan Debosz 8, Alan O Neill 8, Armands Vaikuls 8
Half time score: Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 43-37 IT Carlow Basketball

Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney 79-84 BFG Neptune
Top scorers Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney: Antuan Bootle 26, Cian Clernon 12, Mihail Kapitanov 11
Top scorers BFG Neptune: Gary Walsh 20, David Murray 16, Roy Downey 14
Half time score Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney 48-38 BFG Neptune

EJ Sligo All Stars 69-65 Portlaoise Panthers
Top scorers EJ Sligo All Stars: Tobi Brockmann 16, Cian Lally 11, Jesus San Martin 10
Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Mantas Vilimas 24, Gedaminas Sevelis 12, Tim Stewart 11
Half time score: EJ Sligo All Stars 37-34 Portlaoise Panthers


Ulster University Elks 91-80 Titans
Top scorers Ulster University Elks; Darius Surginas 25, Adam Ryan 15, Tomas Banys 13
Top scorers Titans: Keegan Ryan 33, Toms Fabriciuss 17, Emmanuel Saah 13
Half time score: Ulster University Elks 59-24 Titans


Cover picture: Martin Doherty

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