Mary McGuire gives us her weekly round up of basketball events, which saw KUBS shock Killester while DCU secured a big win in Galway.
It was a big weekend for Mark Ingle’s charges in both the Men’s and the Women’s Super League as KUBS secured a big win over Pyrobel Killester on Thursday evening and ran League leaders Templeogue very close (losing out 71-76 at the end of a nail-biter) on Sunday, while DCU Mercy had 28 points to spare over NUIG Mystics in their Women’s Super League clash on Saturday.
Speaking about the win over Killester, Ingle said: “It was a great win and good for the lads. They’ve been working hard all year and staying in with the better teams – we’re hanging in and getting better every week.”
Elsewhere, UCD Marian maintained their impressive form, winning 64-76 against Killester on Saturday, while DCU Saints had to settle for second best against a dominant Griffith Swords Thunder. Garvey’s Tralee Warriors secured another good win on the road, overcoming Commercial.ie Éanna by 21 points, while SSE Airtricity Moycullen had 15 to spare over Belfast Star, and UCC Demons romped home to victory against Radisson Blu UL Eagles.
Ambassador UCC Glanmire remain top of the table in the Women’s Super League, meanwhile, after they overcame neighbours Singleton SuperValu Brunell on Sunday afternoon. Courtyard Liffey Celtics are still holding firm on to their second place position following a hard-fought win over Pyrobel Killester in Clontarf on Sunday evening, while Portlaoise Panthers added another win to their tally, overcoming Meteors on Saturday evening.
Basketball Ireland Results: Feb 16-19th
Basketball Ireland Men's Super League
Pyrobel Killester 74-76 KUBS
Commercial.ie Éanna 68-89 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors
DCU Saints 69-85 Griffith Swords Thunder
Belfast Star 60-75 SSE Airtricity Moycullen
Pyrobel Killester 64-76 UCD Marian
UCC Demons 93-71 Radisson Blu UL Eagles
KUBS 71-76 Templeogue
Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:
NUIG Mystics 38-66 DCU Mercy
Pyrobel Killester 56-63 Courtyard Liffey Celtics
Portlaoise Panthers 62-46 Meteors
Ambassador UCC Glanmire 85-68 Singleton SuperValu Brunell
Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:
LYIT Donegal 88-82 Kestrels
Maree 109-98 BFG Neptune
Titans 80-65 ITC Basketball
EJ Sligo All-Stars 71-65 Team Kilkenny
Dublin Lions 66-70 Fr Mathews
Ulster University Elks 84-73 Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin
Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1:
Ulster Rockets 37-56 Marble City Hawks
Oblate Dynamos 67-56 Fr Mathews
Ulster University Elks 48-63 ITC Basketball