Game Zone: Week 13

Game Zone: Week 13

  • Jan 23,2016

Sunday 24th January, 2016
Men’s Premier League: UL Eagles 62, C&S UCC Demons 85

Women’s Division One: Oblate Dynamos 30, NUIG Mystics 81

Saturday 23rd January, 2016
Mens Premier League: Eanna 74, DCU Saints 89; UCD Marian 86, GCD Swords Thunder 76; Templeogue 84, SSE Airtricity Moycullen 59; Pyrobel Killester P-P Belfast Star.

Women’s Premier League: Team Montenotte Hotel 66, Courtyard Liffey Celtics 39; Pyrobel Killester 71, Singleon SuperValu Brunell 63; Portlaoise Panthers 49, DCU Mercy 77; UL Huskies 71, Maxol WIT Wildcats 74.

Men’s Division One: ITC Basketball 76, C&S Blue Demons 81; Team Kilkenny 100, BFG Neptune 80; Fr Mathews 76, JM&L Auctioneers Titans 65; Maree 88, Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin 79; KUBS 92, Kestrels 52.

Women’s Division One: ITC Basketball 31, Fr Mathews 54; Longford Falcons 41, Ulster Rockets 59;  Team Denjoes American Style 59, Team Garvey’s Tralee 41.

UCD Marian gave themselves an edge over GCD Swords Thunder in the race for fourth spot in the Men’s Premier League with an 86-76 win in Belfield. The introduction of Laimonas Jonaitis helped turned the game in Marian’s favour in the second quarter while Dustan Moreira took the game high with 25 points. 

UCD Marian beat GCD Swords Thunder 86-76 in Belfield this evening. All National League results in our Game Zone at

Posted by Basketball Ireland on Saturday, 23 January 2016

Templeogue got back to winning ways in the Men’s Premier League with an 84-59 defeat of SSE Airtricity Moycullen in Inchicore.

Templeogue returned to the top of the #BIMPL for tonight at least. Full results and a round-up at

Posted by Basketball Ireland on Saturday, 23 January 2016
Mark Keenan’s side opened with a 30 point quarter and quelled a third quarter fight back from the Galway men to give Mark Keenan the option of withdrawing his first-string in the fourth. 

DCU Saints overtook Moycullen to take eighth place thanks to an 89-74 win at Eanna. Eanna took that bit longer to gain a foothold in the game with DCU Saints hitting 46 points in the first twenty minutes. 

Tonight's game in Dublin vs Killester was postponed because of a traffic accident in wet conditions on the way down. Everyone safe though.

Posted by Belfast Star Basketball Club on Saturday, 23 January 2016

DCU Mercy maintained their seven point lead at the top of the Women’s Premier League with a 77-49 win at Portlaoise Panthers. Mairead McNally had one of her best shooting performances of the season as DCU Mercy forged a 39-24 half time lead. 

Pyrobel Killester warmed up for their Hula Hoops National Cup Final appearance with a tough outing against Singleton SuperValu Brunell in Clontarf. An 11-0 run put the visitors in the driving seat before an Ali Maguire three-pointer in the fourth helped Killester back on the road to a 71-63 win. Rae Contreras took the game high on 31 points while Brunell has four players in double-figures. 

Team Montenotte Hotel kept up the pressure on the top-two with a comprehensive 66-39 win over Courtyard Liffey Celtics in Glanmire. Suzanne Maguire was making her debut as interim coach for Celtics while also contributing eight points of the bench but their hosts were already 23-9 ahead for the first quarter. 

A stirring comeback from UL Huskies wasn’t enough to give them an unlikely win against Maxol WIT Wildcats. The Limerick side were 15 points in arrears at half time but stormed back into contention to make it a one-point game with five minutes remaining. Wildcats kept their noses in front in a hard-fought encounter with Jazmen Boone topping out at 31 points. 

Maree saw off Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin in a crucial game at the top of the Men’s Division One. With KUBS too strong for Kestrels in Greendale, Maree’s 88-79 win over the Kerry side means their mission to reclaim the divisional title is still in their hands, albeit with six games remaining. Kenneth Hansberry and Cathal Finn both broke the 20 point barrier for Maree while Kevin Gray did the same for Killorglin. In KUBS 92-52 win over Kestrels, Conor James and Brian Edwards scored 22 apiece. 

Further down the table just three points separate fourth and ninth place. Team Kilkenny hit triple figures on their way to beating BFG Neptune while Fr Mathews overcame JM&L Auctioneers Titans to move off the foot of the table. In the early game, ITC Basketball were edged out at home to C&S Blue Demons

Top of the League clash Jan 23rd

Posted by Maree Basketball on Saturday, 23 January 2016

Team DenJoes American Style claimed a 59-41 win over Team Garvey’s Tralee in the first Kerry derby of the Women’s Division One season. Cormac O’Donoghue’s side also moved to within a point of their close neighbours built on an 11-point lead at half time. Emma O’Connor went for 20 points as Ulster Rockets beat Longford Falcons despite 17 points from Eimear Dooley. Fr Mathews picked up their sixth league win in a row at the expense of ITC Basketball

NUIG Mystics laid down a statement ahead of their Hula Hoops Senior Women's National Cup final against Oblate Dynamos with an 81-30 win at the Oblate Hall. 

NUIG Mystics won at Oblate Dynamos in #BIMD1 today. All results at

Posted by Basketball Ireland on Sunday, 24 January 2016

Fixtures and ticketing details for the 2016 Hula Hoops National Cup Finals have been confirmed.

A Weekend Pass has been introduced for this season, the price of which has been further reduced allowing patrons the opportunity to see all 11 games across the weekend at a 33% discount. 

The Weekend Pass is only available for purchase until Sunday January 24th. 

In a change to previous details, the third session of games will now include the Presidents' National Cup final. 
Details are as follows:

Weekend Pass – Friday January 29th – Sunday January 31st, 2016
Tickets: €35 (Adults), €20 (Children U13) + Booking Fee

Session One - Friday January 29th, 2016
18:00 - Wheelchair Basketball National Cup Final: 
Ballybrack Bulls v Limerick Scorpions
20:00 - Hula Hoops Women's National Intermediate Club Championships Final:
Muckno Lakers v Limerick Celtics

Tickets: €10 (Adults), €5 (Children U13) + Booking Fee

Session Two - Saturday January 30th, 2016: 
10:00 - Hula Hoops U20 Women's National Cup Final:
Pyrobel Killester v DCU Mercy
12:00 - Hula Hoops Men’s National Intermediate Club Championships Final:
St Brendan’s Tralee v BC Leixlip Nemunas
14:00 - Hula Hoops U18 Men's National Cup Final:
BFG Neptune v Moycullen BC

Tickets: €10 (Adults), €5 (Children U13) + Booking Fee

Session Three - Saturday January 30th, 2016: 
17:30 - Hula Hoops Presidents' National Cup Final:
Maree BC v C&S Blue Demons
20:00 - Hula Hoops Men’s National Cup Final:
GCD Swords Thunder v Templeogue

Tickets: €15 (Adults), €8 (Children U13) + Booking Fee

Session Four - Sunday January 31st, 2016: 
10:30 - Hula Hoops U20 Men's National Cup Final: 
BFG Neptune v St Vincent’s
12:30 - Hula Hoops U18 Women's National Cup Final:
Brunell BC v DCU Mercy
14:30 - Hula Hoops Senior Women's National Cup Final:
Oblate Dynamos v NUIG Mystics
17:15 - Hula Hoops Women’s National Cup Final:
Team Montenotte Hotel Cork v Pyrobel Killester

Tickets: €15 (Adults), €8 (Children U13) + Booking Fee

A group discount is available to participating clubs. Clubs will receive one free entry for every 10 tickets sold. Any club looking to avail of this discount must contact Basketball Ireland Ticketing Manager Deirdre Wolfe at for full details and to avail of this offer.
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