Players and Coaches of the Month for November announced
December 07, 2016
It’s back-to-back wins for Templeogue’s Lorcan Murphy this month, as he has been awarded the Men’s Super League Player of the Month award for the second month in a row.
The talented player has dunked his way to the award once more this month, following on from fantastic performances throughout the month of November that helped keep his side on track for their unbeaten run and saw him net a whopping 34 points against Radisson Blu UL Eagles.
Head Coach of Griffith Swords Thunder, Dave Baker has been awarded the Coach of the Month award after he led his side to an unbeaten run for the month of November with wins over SSE Airtricity Moycullen, DCU Saints, KUBS and Belfast Star. He will be hoping to continue that winning streak this Wednesday evening, when his side face off against an unbeaten Templeogue in the quarter-final of the Hula Hoops National Cup at 8pm in the National Basketball Arena.
Meanwhile it’s also back-to-back wins for Ambassador UCC Glanmire’s Head Coach Mark Scannell, as he continued an unbeaten run at the top of the League for a second month in a row throughout November. His Glanmire charges have also booked their spot in the Cup semi-finals in January, and are proving to be a force to be reckoned with on the court this year.
Staying with Glanmire, and the Women’s Super League Player of the Month award has been scooped by Cork star, Claire Rockall. Rockall has proven to be a vital cog in the Glanmire machine, and is regularly listed on the top scorers for their games. She will undoubtedly be one of their key players this weekend when Glanmire take on Pyrobel Killester at home on Saturday afternoon.
Elsewhere, an unbeaten run in the Men’s Division One has secured the November Coach of the Month award for James Weldon of Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin. His charges have yet to be beaten in the League following seven games and are now the only unbeaten team in the Division. They return to League action this weekend when they face Fr Mathews in Cork on Saturday.
Meanwhile EJ Sligo All-Stars player Kaylim Noel has scooped the Men’s Division One Player of the Month title following hugely impressive displays so far this season and will be a core part of Head Coach Shane O’Meara’s tactics ahead of their much-anticipated clash with LYIT Donegal this Saturday evening.
In the Women’s Division One, Martin Conroy of ITC Basketball has been awarded the Coach of the Month for the Division as his team continued to dominate the Division in November and are now the only unbeaten team in the League. UL Huskies star player Sarah Benedetti meanwhile has been awarded the Player of the Month award for the Women’s Division One.
Basketball Ireland National League Monthly Awards - November
Men’s Super League Player of the Month:
Lorcan Murphy (Templeogue)
Men’s Super League Coach of the Month:
Dave Baker (Griffith Swords Thunder)
Women’s Super League Player Of the Month:
Claire Rockall (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)
Women’s Super League Coach Of the Month:
Mark Scannell (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)â¨
Men’s Division One Player of the Month:
Kaylim Noel (Ej Sligo All-Stars)
Men’s Division One Coach of the Month:
James Weldon (Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin
Women’s Division One Player of the Month:
Sarah Benedetti (UL Huskies)
Women’s Division One Coach of the Month:
Martin Conroy (ITC Basketball)