FIXTURES & RESULTS: October 21st-22nd

FIXTURES & RESULTS: October 21st-22nd

  • Oct 21,2017

Basketball Ireland Results October 21st-23rd


Hula Hoops Men’s Pat Duffy National Cup: 

Griffith College Swords Thunder 70-75 DCU Saints

Black Amber Templeogue 90-81 Belfast Star

KUBS 47-101 UCC Demons

Moycullen 79-71 Maree


Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League

UCD Marian 66-91 Pyrobel Killester


Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League: 

NUIG Mystics 70-76 Ambassador UCC Glanmire

Pyrobel Killester 78-64 Portlaoise Panthers

Courtyard Liffey Celtics 66-65 Singleton SuperValu Brunell

DCU Mercy 74-69 IT Carlow Basketball


Hula Hoops Men’s Presidents Cup

LYIT Donegal 82-84 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin

IT Carlow Basketball 83-89 Neptune

Ballincollig 20-0 Dublin Lions 

Fr Mathews 99-76 LIT Celtics 

Paris Texas Kilkenny 77-75 Ulster University Elks

Portlaoise Panthers 70-64 Ej Sligo All Stars


Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1: 

Marble City Hawks 55-53 Meteors

Fabplus North West 52-74 Fr Mathews

Ulster University Elks 72-78 Griffith College Swords Thunder



Basketball Ireland Detailed Results - October 21st-23rd

Basketball Ireland Men’s Hula Hoops Cup (Pat Duffy Cup)

There were thrills, spills and upsets galore at the weekend as the opening round of the Hula Hoops National Cup got underway, dishing up some spectacular results across the board.

One result in particular caught the attention of basketball fans nationwide, as underdogs DCU Saints caused the upset of the weekend when they overcame reigning Cup champions Griffith College Swords Thunder in thrilling fashion, 75-70.

“It was a sweet win to get,” admitted DCU Saints head coach, Joey Boylan. “It feels very good to get the win, especially in the Cup. It was always going to be a tough game, being up against Swords and especially in their place, but we never let them get a run on us.”

Indeed, Swords, who had lost just one game so far this season, were left on the back foot from early on as Joey Boylan’s charges drove into a 38-42 point half time lead, with Men’s Super League September Player of the Month, Dee Proby, proving to be a massive thorn in the side of the Swords defence, top scoring with 30 points. Despite the best efforts of Thunder stalwarts, Charlie Coombes, Isaac Westbrooks and Justin Goldsborough, DCU Saints kept their cool and ran out 75-70 point winners in the end to knock a shell-shocked Swords out of this year’s competition.

Elsewhere, Black Amber Templeogue held firm to run out 90-81 point winners over Belfast Star, with a phenomenal display from Lorcan Murphy, which saw him net 30 points for the Dubliners. Neil Randolph, Jason Killeen and Lawrence Summers put in determined displays across the board and managed to keep a Conor Quinn and Keelan Cairns inspired attack at bay as the clock ticked down. 


UCC Demons also marched through the opening round unscathed, as they overcame KUBS with ease in Greendale, 47-101. 

Moycullen and Maree played out a thriller in the Jes in Galway on Sunday meanwhile, as the big local derby saw Maree tie the game midway through the fourth on 69 points apiece. A huge three from Paddy Lyons coupled with some other well-timed scores saw Moycullen keep their cool though, and managed to hold on firm in the dying stages to win out 79-71 in the end. 


In the Men's Super League meanwhile, UCD Marian's unbeaten run came to an end when they fell to a 66-91 point win to Pyrobel Killester at UCD.


KUBS 47-101 UCC Demons
Top scorers KUBS: Brian Andrews 12, Shane McCann 9, Eoin McCann 9, Marcus Black 6
Top scorers UCC Demons: Adrian O Sullivan 26, D Buchan 19, Kyle Hosford 13
Half time score KUBS 29-65 UCC Demons


Griffith College Swords Thunder 70-75 DCU Saints
Top scorers Griffith College Swords Thunder: Charlie Coombes 20, Justin Goldsborough 16, Isaac Westbrooks 14
Top scorers DCU Saints: Dee Proby 30, Tariq Guebaili 12, Graham Brannelly 12
Half time score: Griffith College Swords Thunder 38-42 DCU Saints

Black Amber Templeogue 90-81 Belfast Star
Top scorers Black Amber Templeogue: Lorcan Murphy 30, Neil Randolph 20, Jason Killeen 13
Top scorers Belfast Star: Keelan Cairns 23, Ryan Oliver 20, Aidan Quinn 13
Half time score: Black Amber Templeogue 46-41 Belfast Star


Moycullen 79-71 Maree
Top scorers Moycullen: Cian Nihill 22, Brandon McGuire 19, Patrick Lyons 15
Top scorers Maree: Eoin Rockall 15, Watkins Williams 13, Kenneth Hansberry 11
Half time score: Moycullen 42-34 Maree


Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League

UCD Marian 66-91 Pyrobel Killester

Top scorers UCD Marian: Mike Garrow 23, Dan James 9, Neil Baynes 9

Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Rodrigo Ruiz 26, Luis Garcia 19, Patrick Sullivan 19

Half time score: UCD Marian 37-40 Pyrobel Killester


Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League: 

In the Women’s Super League, Courtyard Liffey Celtics and Singleton SuperValu Brunell dished up one of the games of the weekend, with just a point separating the sides at the final buzzer, and the Kildare team relieved to take the win.

“It was a great win. We didn’t get off to the best start – it took us at least two quarters to figure out their strengths,” said Celtics head coach, Mark Byrne. “Once we did that, we played great defence in the second half. They’re a really tough team, smart and well-coached, so any win against them, you’ve got to be happy with.”


Elsewhere, Pyrobel Killester bagged their first win of the season when they overcame Portlaoise Panthers at home on Saturday evening, while NUIG Mystics had to settle for second best in a close tie with Ambassador UCC Glanmire. Mark Ingle’s charges at DCU Mercy meanwhile made it two from two with a solid win over IT Carlow Basketball on Sunday afternoon.


NUIG Mystics 70-76 Ambassador UCC Glanmire
Top scorers NUIG Mystics: Kiera Gaines 23, Dayna Finn 15, Aine McDonagh 12
Top scorers Ambassador UCC Glanmire: Claire Rockall 19, Grainne Dwyer 13, Alexis Eckles 10
Half time score: NUIG Mystics 35-46 Ambassador UCC Glanmire


Courtyard Liffey Celtics 66-65 Singleton SuperValu Brunell
Top scorers Courtyard Liffey Celtics: Jazmen Boone 25, Devon Brookshire 13, Ciara Wheeler 8
Top scorers Singleton SuperValu Brunell: Madeley Ganser 17, Amy Waters 16, Breana Bey 10
Half time score: Courtyard Liffey Celtics 33-41 Singleton SuperValu Brunell


DCU Mercy 74-69 IT Carlow Basketball
Top scorers DCU Mercy: Tiffany Corselli 19, Alex Masaquel 18, Rachel Huijsdens 10
Top scorers IT Carlow Basketball: Maeve Parahaus 27, Sarah Kenny 18, Holli Dunne 10
Half time score: DCU Mercy 36-33 IT Carlow Basketball


Hula Hoops Men’s Presidents Cup

There was also Cup action in the Men’s Division One league, with the battle for the President’s Cup producing some big results. Cup holders Neptune got out of jail just in time against IT Carlow, managing to hold their nerve in the dying seconds to edge into the second round.


Elsewhere, Paris Texas Kilkenny shocked Ulster University Elks with a big win at home, while Cup runners-up from last season, Ej Sligo All Stars bowed out at the hands of Portlaoise Panthers.

It was a nail-biter in Donegal meanwhile as an unbeaten Keane's SuperValu Killorglin managed to pip LYIT Donegal to the win by just two points, while Fr Mathews' Marcus Thomas top-scored with 40 points against LIT Celtics to see them safely through to the next round of the Cup on a final scoreline of 99-70. 


LYIT Donegal 82-84 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin
Top scorers LYIT Donegal: Chaz Watler 18, John McGill 16, Jordan McCleeland 16
Top scorers Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin: Daniel Jokubaitis 19, Darragh Jones 17, Ivan Bogdanovic 16
Half time score: LYIT Donegal 42-42 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin


IT Carlow Basketball 83-89 Neptune
Top scorers IT Carlow Basketball: Jimmy Gordon 28, Kevin Donoghue 18, Aaron Whelan 14
Top scorers Neptune: Shane Duggan 21, Roy Downey 16, Enric Nogales 13
Half time score: IT Carlow Basketball 42-44 Neptune


Portlaoise Panthers 70-64 Ej Sligo All Stars
Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Tim Stewart 23, Mantas Vilimas 16, Jack Dooley 8
Top scorers Ej Sligo All Stars: Oisin O Reilly 16, Luke McLoughlin 11, Manuel Muriel 7
Half time score: Portlaoise Panthers 44-26 Ej Sligo All Stars

Fr Mathews 99-70 LIT Celtics
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Marcus Thomas 40, Paul O Driscoll 14, Luke O Mahony 9
Top scorers LIT Celtics: Matt St Amour 33, Andre Clerigo 22, Krystian Burchardt 10
Half time score: Fr Mathews 50-37 LIT Celtics

Paris Texas Kilkenny 77-75 Ulster University Elks
Top scorers Paris Texas Kilkenny: Taylor Young 22, James Butler 21, Lukasz Szulc 12
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Darius Surginas 19, Luke Eddy 19, Adam Ryan 14
Half time score: Paris Texas Kilkenny 46-39 Ulster University Elks


Basketball Ireland Women's Division One

There were some big results in the Women's Division One meanwhile, with Griffith College Swords Thunder securing a massive win on the road on Sunday afternoon, running out 72-78 point winners over Ulster University Elks. A superb performance from Swords' Peggy Black helped drive the team on to glory after a closely contested affair at UUJ. 

Elsewhere, Marble City Hawks pipped Meteors at the death, 55-53, as a drive from Katie Fox with four seconds on the clock found its desired target much to the relief of the home crowd. Meanwhile, Fabplus North West had to settle for second best against the well-oiled machine of Fr Mathews, who ran out 52-74 point winners in the end. 


Marble City Hawks 55-53 Meteors
Top scorers Marble City Hawks: Katie Fox 16, Kelly O Hallahan 12, Ann Prendergast 14
Top scorers Meteors: Shannon Brady 14, Eimear Mairtin 14, Mackenzie Rule 13
Half time score: Marble City Hawks 26-18

Fabplus North West 52-74 Fr Mathews
Top scorers Fabplus North West: Makenzie Burud 30, Faith Welch 14, Evelyn Irwin 2
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Emma Gallagher 10, Hollie Helihy 9, Rachel Furlong 7
Half time score: Fabplus North West 16-26 Fr Mathews

Ulster University Elks 72-78 Griffith College Swords Thunder
Top scorers Ulster University Elks: Alex Mulligan 18, Enya Maguire 12, Nia Moore 12, Natalya Lee 12
Top scorers Griffith College Swords Thunder: Kelsey Carey 27, Kristine Miller 19, Peggy Black 19
Half time score: Ulster University Elks 37-37 Griffith College Swords Thunder

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