Gamezone: October 24th-25th

Gamezone: October 24th-25th

  • Oct 26,2015
UCD Marian ground out an 81-73 win at GCD Swords Thunder to confirm their status as playoff contenders in the Basketball Ireland Men’s Premier League. Thunder led by seven points at half time before Marian upped the tempo and the physicality in the second half. “We were in control of the game in the first half, we just couldn’t pull away,” said losing Coach Dave Baker.

Eanna moved up to sixth place with a 93-86 win over DCU Saints. Luke Thompson scored 21 points for the Dubliners who were looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat to SSE Airtricity Moycullen. “You have to take the wins when you can because you’re going to run into some big teams,” said Eanna Player Coach Ciaran MacEvilly. “A lot of teams struggle in their first year at this level. We know it’ll take more than just throwing a bunch of plays together if we want to compete.”

Templeogue’s first road trip outside of Dublin didn’t threaten their unbeaten run as they powered to a 20 point win over SSE Airtricity Moycullen while Pyrobel Killester were also away winners against Belfast Star.

DCU Mercy emerged unscathed from a busy weekend of Women’s Premier League action. Sarah Woods scored 26 points against Courtyard Liffey Celtics on Saturday and was among the top scorers again as Mercy came from behind to Meteors on Sunday. “We’re strongest when we run the court,” said Woods. “Our speed really helped us especially against teams who try to slow the game down.”




Team Montenotte Hotel had to come from behind twice to maintain their unbeaten record with wins over Maxol WIT Wildcats and Courtyard Liffey Celtics. Head Coach Mark Scannell believes “You learn a lot more from a tight game than you do from a 20 point win. We found a way to pull through without playing particularly well.”

Maxol WIT Wildcats recovered in time from their first trip to Cork to beat Singleton SuperValu Brunell at the Parochial Hall on Sunday. American duo Jazmen Boone and Katie Fox combined for 33 points in the comeback win. Portlaoise Panthers saw off UL Huskies in a bottom of the table clash in Limerick. The 75-42 victory was the Laois side’s first ever in Irish basketball’s top flight. Maeve O’Sullivan and Nicole Arnone led the scoring with 21 points apiece while 16-year-old Claire Melia chipped in with 18 points.

Sunday 25 October 2015


Men's Premier League:C&S UCC Demons 102, UL Eagles 79; DCU Saints 86, Eanna BC 93

Women's Premier League: UL Huskies 42, Portlaoise Panthers 75; DCU Mercy 78, Meteors 61; Singleton's SuperValu Brunell 58, Maxol WIT Wildcats 64; Courtyard Liffey Celtics 56, Team Montenotte Hotel 63

Men's Division One: Fr Mathews 97, Kestrels 74; Maree BC 72, C&S Blue Demons 62; ITC Basketball 62, BFG Neptune 83; KUBS 85, Keane's SuperValu Killorglin 81; Team Kilkenny 124, JM&L Auctioneers Titans 79

Women's Division One: ITC Basketball 70, Ulster Rockets 40; NUIG Mystics 81, Team Garvey's Tralee 49; Longford Falcons 52, Team Denjoes American Style 75; Oblate Dynamos 58, Marble City Hawks 47

Hula Hoops Men's National Intermediate Club Championships: Gneeveguilla 78, Eanna BC 101

Saturday 24 October 2015

Men's Premier League: GCD Swords Thunder 73, UCD Marian 81; Belfast Star 59 Pyrobel Killester 69; SSE Airtricity Moycullen 62, Templeogue BC 84.

Women's Premier League: Meteors 79, Pyrobel Killester 72; Team Montenotte Hotel 68, Maxol WIT Wildcats 65; Portlaoise Panthers 64 Singleton's SuperValu Brunell 67; Courtyard Liffey Celtics 66, DCU Mercy 68.

Men’s Division One: C&S Blue Demons 94, ITC Basketball 72; Kestrels 60, KUBS 82; Keane's SuperValu Killorglin 86, Maree BC 76; BFG Neptune 81, Team Kilkenny 79; JM&L Auctioneers Titans 99, Fr Mathews 68.

Women’s Division One: NUIG Mystics 69, Longford Falcons 55; Ulster Rockets 38, Oblate Dynamos 56; Team Garvey's Tralee 46, Fr Mathews 52; Team Denjoes American Style 59, Marble City Hawks 31.

Hula Hoops Men’s National Intermediate Club Championships: Mallow BC 70, BC Leixlip Nemunas 81; Team Brogue Tralee 72, Sligo All Stars 66; Drogheda Bullets 80, Ulster Elks 103; St Anthony's Cork 25, UCD Marian 77; Donegal Town BC 42, Barrow Rovers Dublin 66.

Men’s Premier League


GCD Swords Thunder 73, UCD Marian 81

GCD Swords Thunder Top Scorers: Kaylim Noel (15), Isaac Westbrooks (14), Iulian Corneanu (10)

UCD Marian Top Scorers: Dustan Moreira (26), Daniel James (23), Alexander Zurn (11)

HT: GCD Swords Thunder 44, UCD Marian 37

Belfast Star 59, Pyrobel Killester 69

Belfast Star Top Scorers: Shawn Vanzant (14), Paddy Mc Gaharan (13), Liam Pettigrew (6)

Pyrobel Killester Top Scorers:  Alan Casey (26), Jermaine Turner (15), Keith Anderson (9)

HT: Belfast Star 26, Pyrobel Killester 42

SSE Airtricity Moycullen 64, Templeogue 84


SSE Airtricity Moycullen Top Scorers: James Loughnane (14), Andy Burns (11), Paul O'Brien (9)

Templeogue BC Top Scorers: Conor Grace (18), Michael Bonaparte (18), Lorcan Murphy (17)

HT: SSE Airtricity Moycullen 41, Templeogue 41

DCU Saints 86, Eanna 93

DCU Saints Top Scorers: Eoin Darling (38), Arkadijs Makarenko (16), Graham Brannelly (14)

Eanna Top Scorers: Luke Thompson (21), Sean Gordon (20), Neil Lynch (18)

HT: DCU Saints 43, Eanna 48

C&S UCC Demons 102, UL Eagles 79


C&S UCC Demons Top Scorers: Kyle Hosford (17), Lehmon Colbert (16), Ciaran O Sullivan (15)

UL Eagles Top Scorers: Staats Battle (18), Rob Lynch (11), Stephen King (6)

HT: C&S UCC Demons 55, UL Eagles 34

Women’s Premier League:

Meteors 79, Pyrobel Killester 72

Meteors Top Scorers: Meghan McGuinness (25), Emily Leer (14), Jade Daly (10)

Pyrobel Killester Top Scorers: Raeshel Contreras (23), Mimi Clarke (19), Aoibheann Byrne (10)

HT: Meteors 31, Pyrobel Killester 33

Courtyard Liffey Celtics 66, DCU Mercy 68

Courtyard Liffey Celtics Top Scorer: Aine O'Connor (19), Sorcha Tiernan (15), Meagan Hoffman (11)

DCU Mercy Top Scorers: Chelisa Painter (21), Maleeka Kynard (19), Sarah Woods (13)

HT: Courtyard Liffey Celtics 24, DCU Mercy 28

Team Montenotte Hotel 68, Maxol WIT Wildcats 65

Team Montenotte Hotel Top Scorers: Grainne Dwyer (24), Niamh Dwyer (17), Claire Rockall (8)

Maxol WIT Wildcats Top Scorers: Helena Rohan (18), Cathy Kavanagh (14), Jazmen Boone (12)

HT: Team Montenotte Hotel 37, Maxol WIT Wildcats 35

Portlaoise Panthers 64, Singleton’s SuperValu Brunell 67

Portlaoise Panthers Top Scorers: Claire Melia (17), Maeve O'Sullivan (17), Nicole Arnone (13)

Singleton's SuperValu Brunell Top Scorers: Amy Waters (19), Danielle O'Leary (16), Megan O'Leary (15)

HT: Portlaoise Panthers 36, Singleton’s SuperValu Brunell 41

DCU Mercy 78, Meteors 61


DCU Mercy Top Scorers: Chelisa Painter (23), Maleeka Kynard (21), Sarah Woods (16)

Meteors Top Scorers: Emily Leer (27), Jade Daly (9), Meghan McGuinness (7)

HT: DCU Mercy 37, Meteors 29

UL Huskies 42, Portlaoise Panthers 76

UL Huskies Top Scorers: Sarah Benedetti (16), Avril Crosse (8), Orlaith Woods (6)

Portlaoise Panthers Top Scorers: Nicole Arnone (21), Maeve O'Sullivan (21), Claire Melia (18)

HT: UL Huskies 20, Portlaoise Panthers 43

Singleton's SuperValu Brunell 58, Maxol WIT Wildcats 64

Singleton's SuperValu Brunell Top Scorers: Kaylee Kilpatrick (16), Danielle O'Leary (14), Amy Waters (14)

Maxol WIT Wildcats Top Scorers: Jazmen Boone (22), Katie Fox (11), Helena Rohan (10)

HT: Singleton's SuperValu Brunell 29, Maxol WIT Wildcats 25

Courtyard Liffey Celtics 56, Team Montenotte Hotel 63

Courtyard Liffey Celtics Top Scorers: Aine O'Connor (13), Meagan Hoffman (13), Suzanne Maguire (11)

Team Montenotte Hotel Top Scorers: Grainne Dwyer (20), Niamh Dwyer (16), Claire Rockall (10)

HT: Courtyard Liffey Celtics 37, Team Montenotte Hotel 34

Men’s Division One:

C&S Blue Demons 94, ITC Basketball 72


C&S Blue Demons Top Scorers: Shane Duggan (17), Shane Buckley (17), Glen Dunlea (11)

ITC Basketball Top Scorers: Kiran Chopra (20), Benny Carroll (14), Ronan Williams (10)

HT: C&S Blue Demons 48, ITC Basketball 34

Kestrels 60, KUBS 82

Kestrels Top Scorers: Gedminas Sevelis (18), Liam Guinan (11), Sean Smith (8), Simonas Skuzinksas (8)

KUBS Top Scorers: Brian Edwards (26), Kevin Foley (14), Eoin Chubb (13)

HT: Kestrels 28, KUBS 43

JM&L Auctioneers Titans 99, Fr Mathews 68

JM&L Auctioneers Titans Top Scorers: Cory Starkey (33), Francois Nsumbu (17), Toms Fabriciuss (16), Rando Kozlov (9)

Fr Mathews Top Scorers: Michael McGinn (20), Owen Connolly (12), Paul O'Driscoll (7), Donal McCarthy (7)

HT: JM&L Auctioneers Titans 52, Fr Mathews 28

BFG Neptune 81, Team Kilkenny 79

BFG Neptune Top Scorers: Ger Noonan (18), Fares El Hourani (14), Justin Tauson (11)

Team Kilkenny Top Scorers:  James Butler (18), Puff Summers (17), Kevin Donohoe (11)

HT: BFG Neptune 48, Team Kilkenny 51

Keane's SuperValu Killorglin 86, Maree BC 76

Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin Top Scorers: Kevin Gray (32), Andrew Fitzgerald (19), Ian McLoughlin (14)

Maree BC Top Scorers: Kenneth Hansberry (19), Paulius Peldzius (16), Cathal Finn (16)

HT: Keane's SuperValu Killorglin 56, Maree BC 45

Fr Mathews 97, Kestrels 74

Fr Mathews Top Scorers: Michael McGinn (19), Sean Cantwell (13), Paul O'Driscoll (12)

Kestrels Top Scorers: Dan Debosz (22), Gedminas Sevelis (20), Sean Smith (15)

HT: Fr Mathews 44, Kestrels 41

ITC Basketball  62, BFG Neptune 83

ITC Basketball Top Scorers: Harrison Deyo (17), Kiran Chopra (14), Benny Carroll (10)

BFG Neptune Top Scorers: Justin Tauson (25), Fares El Hourani (21), Ger Noonan (18)

HT: ITC Basketball 34, BFG Neptune 40

KUBS 85, Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 81

KUBS Top Scorers: Brian Edwards (31), Conor James (16), Eoin Chubb (15)

Keane's SuperValu Killorglin Top Scorers: Kevin Gray (27), Dan Griffin (24), Ian McLoughlin (11)

HT: KUBS 42, Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 41

Maree BC 72, C&S Blue Demons 72

Maree Top Scorers: Paulius Peldzius (16), Padraig Burke (11)l, Enda Walsh (11)

C&S Blue Demons Top Scorers: Shane Duggan (16), David Murphy (16), Shane McCarthy (11)

HT: Maree BC 40, C&S Blue Demons 30

Team Kilkenny 124, JM&L Auctioneers Titans 79

Team Kilkenny Top Scorers: Julian O'Keeffe (23), Cory Starkey (39 points), Puff Summers (17 points), Rando Kozlov (16 points)

JM&L Auctioneers Titans Top Scorers: Jack Kelly (14), Toms Fabriciuss (8), James Butler (14)

HT: L-L

Women’s Division One:

NUIG Mystics 69, Longford Falcons 55

NUIG Mystics Top Scorers: Ailish O'Reilly (24), Siobhán Kilkenny (19), Marritta Gillcrease (4), Emer Smyth (4), Hannah Coen (4)

Longford Falcons Top Scorers: Mary Clare Stakelum (11), Edel Larkin (8), Michelle Hannify (6)

HT: NUIG Mystics 34, Longford Falcons 21

Ulster Rockets 38, Oblate Dynamos 56

Ulster Rockets Top Scorers: Aisling Murray (8), Helena O'Dornan (7), Aoife Callaghan (6)

Oblate Dynamos Top Scorers: Samantha Massey (15), Aileen Crowley (10), Heather Meagher (10)

HT: Ulster Rockets 25, Oblate Dynamos 25

Team Garvey's Tralee 46, Fr Mathews 52

Team Garvey's Tralee Top Scorers: Juanita Robayo (15), Rheanne O'Shea (10), Amy Fitzgerald (9)

Fr Mathews Top Scorers: Dearbhla Breen (13), Fiona Lynch (13), Louise O'Connor (8)

HT: Team Garvey's Tralee 26, Fr Mathews 22

Team Denjoes American Style 59, Marble City Hawks 31

Team Denjoes American Style Top Scorers: Aoife Nolan (18), Miriam Rollan (13), Lorraine Scanlon (7)

Marble City Hawks Top Scorers: Aine Sheehy (10), Sheila Sheehy (9), Maria Connolly (5)

HT: Team Denjoes American Style 31, Marble City Hawks 13

ITC Basketball 70, Ulster Rockets 40

ITC Basketball Top Scorers: Alana Savage (11), Edel Hayden (10), Ciara McCarthy (10)

Ulster Rockets Top Scorers: Anna Maguire (9), Aoife Callaghan (9), Nicola Rafferty (9)

HT: ITC Basketball 31, Ulster Rockets 19

Oblate Dynamos 58, Marble City Hawks 47

Oblate Dynamos Top Scorers: Samantha Massey (13), Aileen Crowley (10), Alison Keech (10)

Marble City Hawks Top Scorers: Aine Sheehy (17), Sheila Sheehy (11), Claire Kelly (7)

HT: Oblate Dynamos 36, Marble City Hawks 27

NUIG Mystics 81, Team Garvey’s Tralee 49

NUIG Mystics Top Scorers: Siobhán Kilkenny (20), Marritta Gillcrease (15), Lauren Murray (12)

Team Garvey's Tralee Top Scorers: Juanita Robayo (19), Amy Fitzgerald (8), Laura Hoffman (8)

HT: NUIG Mystics 35, Team Garvey’s Tralee 25

Longford Falcons 52, Team DenJoes American Style 75


Longford Falcons Top Scorers: Eimear Dooley (15), Michelle Hannify (10), Mary Clare Stakelum (8), Edel Larkin (8)

 Team Denjoes American Style Top Scorers: Lorraine Scanlon (24), Aoife Nolan (20), Miriam Rollan (11)

 HT: Longford Falcons 29, Team DenJoes American Style 43

Hula Hoops Men’s National Intermediate Club Championships:

Mallow BC 70, BC Leixlip Nemunas 81

Mallow BC Top Scorers: John O'Sullivan (29), Richard Willis (17), Ger Breen (16)

BC Leixlip Nemunas Top Scorers: Kestutis Damulevicius (27), Dalius Tomosauskis (17), Martynas Binckys (8)

HT: Mallow BC 28, BC Leixlip Nemunas 39

Team Brogue Tralee 72, Sligo All Stars 66


Team Brogue Tralee Top Scorers; Ryan Leonard (31), John Dowling (15), Garry Fernane (14)

Sligo All Stars Top Scorers: Ronan McGarrity (18), Philip Hamilton (16), Tobi Brockman (14)

HT: Team Brogue Tralee 38, Sligo All Stars 36

Drogheda Bullets 80, Ulster Elks 103

Drogheda Bullets Top Scorers: Eoin O'Neill (26), Ciaran McGroggan (17), Niall Kelly (12)

Ulster Elks Top Scorers: Gary Connolly (27), Jonathan McNair (27), James Zuccaro (24)

Drogheda Bullets 41, Ulster Elks 58

Donegal Town BC 42, Barrow Rovers Dublin 66

Donegal Town Top Scorers: Jordan Carty (15), Ryan Malley (8), Dylan Kennedy (6)

Barrow Rovers Dublin Top Scorers: Kari Oksanen (20), Cedric Assambo (11), Robert Holmes (10)

HT: Donegal Town BC 19, Barrow Rovers Dublin 24

St Anthony's Cork 25, UCD Marian 77

St. Anthony’s Cork Top Scorers: Don O'Mahony (8), Jamie Diggin (6), Jack Murphy (4)

UCD Marian Top Scorers: Michael Higgins (20), Patrick Nolan (18), Peter Mitchell (12)

HT: St Anthony's Cork 10, UCD Marian 43
Official Partners