Schedule announced for league finals in Waterford on Saturday
March 21, 2018
The 2017/18 Basketball Ireland season is set to come to a thrilling conclusion in the coming days, as fixtures throughout the week will lead up to the play off finals in Waterford this coming Saturday, the schedule for which has been announced below.
This evening will see the first Men’s Champions Trophy semi-final tip off at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, when league runners-up Pyrobel Killester go head-to-head with Black Amber Templeogue. The sides are no strangers to each other this season, but it was Killester who came out on top in each of their two meetings this year – a result Templeogue is no doubt hoping to reverse.
The second semi-final will tip off at UL Arena in Limerick tomorrow evening and sees league champions UCD Marian face off against last year’s Champions Trophy champions, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors. Warriors have been boosted by the return of Paul Dick to the squad last Sunday who helped drive them to victory over Griffith College Swords Thunder in the opening round of the competition and they will be hoping to continue the defence of their Champions Trophy crown against UCD.
In the Women’s Super League, the play-off final this Saturday is a repeat of last year’s showdown as Courtyard Liffey Celtics and Ambassador UCC Glanmire will do battle once more. Liffey Celtics came out on top of the clash last year, but Glanmire are on the hunt for some silverware this year and will be well prepared for the game on Saturday.
In the Men's Division One League Cup semi-finals, Ballincollig face Dublin Lions on Thursday, and will face the winners of Neptune and IT Carlow Basketball, who meet on Friday evening, in the final.
Marble City Hawks meanwhile are safely through to the Women’s Division One play-off final on Saturday and await the winners of UL Huskies and Fr Mathews.
All finals will take place at the WIT Arena in Waterford on Saturday.
Admission price is €10, Student/OAP is €5, while Under 16s go free.
You can see the semi-final fixtures and all other fixtures here: http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10036947/
Basketball Ireland League Play Off Schedule 2018
Please note - All games will be played at the WIT Arena in Waterford
Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Women’s Division One Play Off Final
Marble City Hawks v UL Huskies/Fr Mathews, WIT Arena, Waterford, 13.00
Men’s Division One League Cup final
Dublin Lions/Ballincollig v IT Carlow/Neptune, WIT Arena, Waterford, 15.00
Women’s Super League Play Off Final
Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Ambassador UCC Glanmire, WIT Arena, Waterford, 17.00
Men’s Super League Champions Trophy Final
UCD Marian/Garvey’s Tralee Warriors v Pyrobel Killester/Black Amber Templeogue, WIT Arena, Waterford, 19.00