Basketball Ireland Players & Coaches of the Month - October 2016
November 11, 2016
With the Super League season now well underway and the stars of each team truly beginning to shine, the Players and Coaches of the Month for October have officially been announced.
Templeogue’s Mark Keenan has been awarded Coach of the Month for the Men’s Super League for October, as his side kicked off their League campaign with four wins from four. Their winning streak has continued into this month, with the Dubliners winning out over UCC Demons last weekend, and they will be hoping to keep this unbeaten run intact when they travel up to Belfast Star this Saturday evening.
The Men’s Super League Player of the Month award meanwhile has been awarded to Lorcan Murphy of Templeogue as he helped drive his side to an unbeaten run at the top of the League. The Wicklow native made headlines throughout the month with his eye-catching dunks, which have helped his side stay firmly on the right side of every result.
Picture credit: Cover image and above image Rolf Stenberg
Also enjoying an unbeaten run at the top of the League is Ambassador UCC Glanmire’s Head Coach, Mark Scannell, whose side has been dominating the Women’s Super League so far this season. Despite losing some depth on his bench, Scannell’s side has continued to perform exceptionally well and are certainly a force to be reckoned with.
His Glanmire charges will face off to DCU Mercy at home this weekend in what will be an interesting clash as the Player of the Month for the Women’s Super League for October is Mercy’s Sarah Fairbanks, who has made a big impression this season, most recently top-scoring with 24 points for her team in their win against NUIG Mystics.
Elsewhere, a winning streak for Ulster University Elks has bagged the Men’s Division One Coach of the Month award for Patrick O’Neill as his team came out on top against LYIT Donegal, Sligo All-Stars and Dublin Lions, while Elks star Ryan Oliver has scooped the Men’s Division One Player of the Month title following hugely impressive displays so far this season.
In the Women’s Division One, Breda Dick of Ulster Rockets has been awarded the Coach of the Month for the division as her side remained unbeaten throughout the month of October, while Meagan Hoffman of Oblate Dynamos has been awarded the Player of the Month award.
Basketball Ireland National League Monthly Awards - October
â¨â¨Men’s Super League Player of the Month:
Lorcan Murphy (Templeogue)
â¨Men’s Super League Coach of the Month:
Mark Keenan (Templeogue)â¨
Women’s Super League Player Of the Month:
Sarah Fairbanks (DCU Mercy)â¨
Women’s Super League Coach Of the Month:
Mark Scannell (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)â¨
Men’s Division One Player of the Month:
Ryan Oliver (Ulster University Elks)â¨
Men’s Division One Coach of the Month:
Patrick O’Neill (Ulster University Elks)â¨
Women’s Division One Player of the Month:
Meagan Hoffman (Oblate Dynamos)â¨
Women’s Division One Coach of the Month:
Breda Dick (Ulster Rockets)