FIXTURES & RESULTS: November 30th to December 3rd

FIXTURES & RESULTS: November 30th to December 3rd

  • Dec 02,2017

Basketball Ireland Results: November 30th to December 3rd

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League: 

UCD Marian 84-79 Éanna

Griffith College Swords Thunder 73-76 Pyrobel Killester

Belfast Star 75-65 KUBS

Garvey's Tralee Warriors 89-76 UCC Demons

Black Amber Templeogue 92-75 DCU Saints


Hula Hoops Women’s National Cup Preliminary round (knock out): 

NUIG Mystics 84-77 IT Carlow Basketball (after overtime)


Hula Hoops Women’s National Cup Quarter Final: 

Courtyard Liffey Celtics 76-81 DCU Mercy

Singleton SuperValu Brunell 72-68 Maxol WIT Wildcats

NUIG Mystics 58-52 Portlaoise Panthers (after overtime)

Pyrobel Killester v Ambassador UCC Glanmire, I.W.A Clontarf, 15:00; **POSTPONED**


Hula Hoops President’s Cup Quarter Finals: 

Neptune 20-0 GameFootage.net Titans

Ballincollig 83-66 Portlaoise Panthers

Paris Texas Kilkenny 57-70 Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin

Fr Mathews 85-92 Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney


Hula Hoops Senior Women’s Cup Quarter Final: 

Fabplus North West 69-56 UL Huskies


Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic

Manhattan v Holy Cross

Towson 67-60 La Salle (recap here: http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10032588/)

Holy Cross 54-58 La Salle

Manhattan 55-56 Towson


Basketball Ireland Detailed Results: November 30th to December 3rd

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League: 

In the Men’s Super League, Pyrobel Killester were on hand to dish up a superb finish in the ALSAA this afternoon to run out three-point winners over Griffith College Swords Thunder.


“It was a really intense game,” said Killester’s Brian O’Malley. “Any time a game finishes so close there’s always an element of fortune involved, but credit to both teams, it was a fantastic display from both sides.”

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors ran out 13-point winners over UCC Demons, while Black Amber Templeogue and Belfast Star also secured wins over DCU Saints and KUBS respectively.


UCD Marian 84-79 Eanna
Top scorers UCD Marian: Mike Garrow 27, Barry Drumm 17, Conor Meany 15
Top scorers Eanna: Tamron Manning 19, Aidan Dunne 18, Garny Garcia Nivar 9
Half time score: UCD Marian 44-39 Eanna



Griffith College Swords Thunder 73-76 Pyrobel Killester
Top scorers Griffith College Swords Thunder: Travis Black 15, Isaac Westbrooks 12, Charlie Coombes 11
Top scorers Pyrobel Killester: Royce Williams 27, Ciaran Roe 23, Luis Garcia Hoyos 11
Half time score: Griffith College Swords Thunder 34-29 Pyrobel Killester

Belfast Star 75-65 KUBS
Top scorers Belfast Star: Deangelo Legrier 22, Clement Kulinicz 15, Keelan Cairns 11
Top scorers KUBS: Brian Andrews 26, Kevin O Hanlon 10, Eoin Chubb 9
Half time: Belfast Star 39-34 KUBS

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 89-76 UCC Demons
Top scorers Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Trae Pemberton 25, Eoin Quigley 22, Fergal O Sullivan 19
Top scorers UCC Demons: Adrian O Sullivan 29, Lehmon Colbert 26, Darco Bucan 6, Jack O Mahony 6, Colin O Reilly 6
Half time score: Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 47-47 UCC Demons

Black Amber Templeogue 92-75 DCU Saints
Top scorers Black Amber Templeogue: Jason Killeen 15, Luke Thompson 15, Neil Randolph 15
Top scorers DCU Saints: Dee Proby 34, Graham Brannelly 15, Martins Provizors 8
Half time score: Black Amber Templeogue 49-43 DCU Saints


Hula Hoops Women's National Cup Preliminary Round (knock out)

NUIG Mystics 84-77 IT Carlow Basketball (after overtime)
Top scorers NUIG Mystics: Aine McDonagh 31, Deja Bullock 16, Dayna Finn 11, Jade Johnson 11
Top scorers IT Carlow Basketball: Alexis Eckles 30, Maeve Parahus 17, Ciara McCarthy 13
Full time score: NUIG Mystics 70-70 IT Carlow Basketball
Half time score: NUIG Mystics 33-37 IT Carlow Basketball


Hula Hoops Women's National Cup Quarter Finals

Singleton SuperValu Brunell and NUIG Mystics join DCU Mercy in the Hula Hoops Women’s National Cup semi-finals in January after thrilling wins over Maxol WIT Wildcats and Portlaoise Panthers respectively this afternoon.

For Mystics, it was game two of their Cup journey, having won out the preliminary round in overtime against IT Carlow Basketball on Thursday evening, and they certainly enjoy living on the edge as their clash with Portlaoise Panthers this afternoon also went to overtime.

“My head is ready to spin off with overtime at this stage!” laughed a relieved head coach Mike Murray after the game. “That was a massive win for the girls. The League wasn’t going so well for us and we were losing close games, then all of a sudden, we close out two overtime games and we’re in the semi-finals of the Cup so this is huge and I think we deserve to be here, we’ve been working really hard.




“It takes a bit of guts to finish out games like today and our Irish players are really doing the business for us.”

Brunell meanwhile saw off the challenge of Wildcats for the second time in as many weeks in Cork today, with Breana Bey bagging 26 points to help her side to victory.




“I’m very happy with the result, and happy enough with the performance,” said Brunell’s Francis O’Sullivan. “We gave up 41 points in the first half, which was way too many, so we knuckled down defensively in the second half and there were some wonderful performances. We move on now to the Cup semi-final, which is huge. We’ve now qualified for the Women’s Cup, the Under 18 Cup and we’re hoping to have our Under 20s there too, so it’s huge for the club.”


In the first quarter-final of the weekend meanwhile, DCU Mercy overcame Courtyard Liffey Celtics in a thriller in Leixlip on Friday night. 

“If anybody is going to watch a women’s sport, they need to come and watch women’s basketball,” stated DCU Mercy head coach, Mark Ingle on Friday evening as his side kept their cool in the dying seconds of their Hula Hoops Women’s quarter-final showdown against Courtyard Liffey Celtics to win out 81-76.

In one of the games of the season so far, the top two sides on the Women’s Super League table dished up an absolutely superb game of basketball in front of a packed gym and, by the end of the first quarter, it was already clear that a nail-biting finish was in the pipeline. 

DCU stormed into an early ten-point lead midway through the first, with Alex Masaquel and Tiffany Corselli carving holes in the Liffey Celtics defence to give them a 5-15 cushion. The home team regrouped quickly though, and an in-form Aine O’Connor and Jazmen Boone closed the gap back to just two points at the end of the first, and it was officially game on.

A huge second quarter display from both sides kept the scoreline neck-in-neck, with Liffey drawing level midway through and taking a narrow 40-37 point lead into the dressing room at half time. But the battle was far from over, with DCU edging ahead (56-59) by the end of the third teeing up a nerve-wracking finale.

Brilliant displays at both ends of the court saw an absolute showcase of basketball put on for the crowd, with Aisling Sullivan, Corselli and Masaquel wowing for DCU, while O’Connor, Boone and Devon Brookshire had the home crowd on their feet. It wasn’t to be for last year’s finalists though, as with seven seconds on the clock, Liffey tried in vain to bag the much-needed three-pointer to send the game to overtime, but DCU’s Rachel Huijsdens had other ideas, and finished off a fast break in style to put her team up by five and send them through to the Hula Hoops National Cup semi-finals in Cork in January. 


“It was a great game,” said DCU coach, Mark Ingle. :”We’re on a pretty good run and we’ve started to play well. I didn’t think tonight we played as well as we have been but that was the opposition doing a good job defensively.

“There was nothing in it, it could have gone either way. We had a tough job watching Aine O’Connor, watching Jazmen, and their American was cleaning up under the boards. But we got the job done and that’s the main thing.

“I think the game was a great spectacle, there was a big crowd here tonight and they must have really enjoyed it. If anybody is going to watch a women’s sport, they need to come watch women’s basketball.”





Courtyard Liffey Celtics 76-81 DCU Mercy
Top scorers Courtyard Liffey Celtics: Jazmen Boone 29, Aine O Connor 21, Devon Brookshire 15
Top scorers DCU Mercy: Alex Masaquel 27, Sarah Woods 19, Tiffany Corselli 18
Half time score: Courtyard Liffey Celtics 40-37 DCU Mercy

GAME RECAP: http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10032589/


Singleton SuperValu Brunell 72-68 Maxol WIT Wildcats
Top scorers Singleton SuperValu Brunell: Breana Bey 26, Amy Murphy 16, Danielle O Leary 12
Top scorers Maxol WIT Wildcats: Meagan Donohue 15, Jasmine Walker 14, Helena Rohan 11
Half time: Singleton SuperValu Brunell 38-41 Maxol WIT Wildcats

NUIG Mystics 58-52 Portlaoise Panthers (after overtime)
Top scorers NUIG Mystics: Aine McDonagh 21, Deja Bullock 13, Dayna Finn 10
Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Stephanie Schmid 26, Stephanie Poland 16, Tracey Fallon 7
Full time score: NUIG Mystics 44-44 Portlaoise Panthers
Half time score: NUIG Mystics 25-18 Portlaoise Panthers


Hula Hoops President’s Cup Quarter Finals: 

In the President’s Cup quarter finals meanwhile, two Cork and two Kerry teams have made it through to the Hula Hoops Cup semi-finals, with Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin maintaining their unbeaten run so far this season with a win over Paris Texas Kilkenny, while Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney caused upset in Cork by running out 85-92 point winners over Fr Mathews. Elsewhere, Ballincollig overcame Portlaoise Panthers 83-66, while Gamefootage.net Titans conceded their quarter-final clash with Neptune to put the Cup holders through to the semi-finals.




Ballincollig 83-66 Portlaoise Panthers
Top scorers Ballincollig: Cameron Clark 29, Ciaran O Sullivan 17, Colin Murray 9
Top scorers Portlaoise Panthers: Tim Stewart 13, Mantas Vilimas 12, Trevor Swayne 7
Half time score: Ballincollig 35-31 Portlaoise Panthers


Neptune 20-0 GameFootage.net Titans (game conceded by Titans)


Fr Mathews 85-92 Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney
Top scorers Fr Mathews: Marcus Thomas 29, Mike McGinn 18, Cillian Fahy 11
Top scorers Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney: Antuan Bootle 21, Dan Griffin 14, Philip O Connor 9
Half time score: Fr Mathews 34-40 Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney

Paris Texas Kilkenny 57-70 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin
Top scorers Paris Texas Kilkenny: Lukasz Szulc 19, Julian O Keeffe 16, Taylor Young 12
Top scorers Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin: Daniel Jokubaitis 20, Kevin Grey 14, Darragh Jones 12
Half time score: Paris Texas Kilkenny 33-31 Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin


Hula Hoops Senior Women's National Cup Quarter Final

There were big celebrations in Donegal this afternoon meanwhile as newcomers to the League and Cup competition this year, Fabplus North West, caused a massive upset in their quarter-final battle, winning out 69-56 over an experienced UL Huskies side.

“We are so happy with our win this afternoon,” said coach, Paul McDevitt. “It was a tight game, but the girls came good. Now we’re looking forward to our first ever Cup semi-final in January.”


Fabplus North West 69-56 UL Huskies
Top scorers Fabplus North West: Makenzie Burud 27, Faith Welch 16, Aisling Nee 11
Top scorers UL Huskies: Rachel Sheehan 23, Abigail Jeffrey 8, Cathy Campbell 8
Half time score: Fabplus North West 32-32 UL Huskies

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