12 February 2024

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Disappointing weekend for Galway sides in National League Basketball

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Disappointing weekend for Galway sides in National League Basketball

There was disappointment for all four Galway sides involved in National Basketball League action at the weekend, as Maree and Maigh Cuilinn both lost in the Men’s Superleague, the University of Galway Mystics were beaten in the Women’s Superleague and Titan’s lost out in the Men’s Divison One.

In the Men’s Superleague, Maree were unable to capitalise on a defeat for their divisional rivals Ballincollig as they, themselves, suffered a 98-91 defeat at the hands of Flexachem KCYMS in Calasanctus College. Even a huge 38-point haul by Tahmir Gadsden, who converted half of his 12 attempts from beyond the arc, was not enough to inspire Maree to victory, as Flexachem’s Kendall Jacks put up 30 while Lucas McGregor and Lovre Tvrdic, together, totalled 43. Energywise Ireland Neptune recovered from a slow start to record a 70-60 victory on the road against Maigh Cuilinn on Sunday. Big second and third-quarter surges saw the visitors take control as Jordan Blount and Nil Sabata combined for 31 points. Next weekend, both Galway sides are at home in the Kingfisher, with Maree hosting UCC Demona on Saturday night (7 pm) and Maigh Cuilinn at home to Griffith College Éanna on Sunday at 3 pm.

A disappointing first half in which they put up only 23 points saw the University of Galway Mystics ultimately undone 83-70 by Trinity Meteors in Claregalway Secondary School. Sarah Kenny, Grace Prenter and Yvette Adriaans each netted 17 points to help counter the combined 54 that Emma Glavin, Shannon Cunningham and Kara McCleane put up for Galway. Next weekend, Mystics are away to Pyrobel Killester in Dublin on Saturday at 4.45 pm.

SETU Carlow and Limerick Celtics remain deadlocked at the summit of the South Conference after the former accounted for Titans BC (101-77) in Barrow Centre before Limerick saw off Killarney Cougars 101-87 in Presentation Gym. Titans are away to Limerick Celtics in Crescent College next Saturday at 7.15 pm.

InsureMyVan.ie Super League

Saturday, February 10th

Irish Guide Dogs Ballincollig @MTU 72 – 91 UCC Demons

Belfast Star 97 – 77 Ulster University

Griffith College Éanna 99 – 70 Templeogue

Maree 91 – 98 Flexachem KCYMS

Bright St. Vincent’s 84 – 104 Pyrobel Killester

EJ Sligo All-Stars 102 – 101 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

Sunday, February 11th

Maigh Cuilinn 60 – 70 Energywise Ireland Neptune


Miss Quote.ie Super League

Saturday, February 10th

University of Galway Mystics 70 – 83 Trinity Meteors

Catalyst Fr. Mathews 76 – 64 DCU Mercy

Ulster University 94 – 81 SETU Waterford Wildcats

Portlaoise Panthers 56 – 76 Pyrobel Killester

Sunday February 11th

Gurranabraher Credit Union Brunell 69 – 79 The Address UCC Glanmire


InsureMyVan.ie Division One

Saturday, February 10th

SETU Carlow 101 – 77 Titans BC

Scotts Lakers Killarney 77 – 73 SETU Waterford Vikings

Team NorthWest 65 – 74 Kavanagh’s Portlaoise Panthers

Joels Dublin Lions 80 – 86 Drogheda Wolves

Mater Private Malahide 71 – 88 UCD Marian

Killarney Cougars 87 – 101 Limerick Celtics

Limerick Sport Eagles 86 – 94 Moy Tolka Rovers


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