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Basketball Ireland | National League | Men’s Super League 2017-18

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League Table

  P W L PF PA Pts
*UCD Marian 23 18 5 1863 1646 54
*Pyrobel Killester 23 17 6 1964 1692 51
*Black Amber Templeogue 22 16 6 1939 1802 48
*Garveys Tralee Warriors 22 16 6 1761 1621 48
*Griffith College Swords Thunder 22 14 8 1807 1575 42
*UCC Demons 22 13 9 1965 1852 39
Belfast Star 21 9 12 1555 1535 27
Moycullen 21 9 12 1649 1676 27
DCU Saints 22 8 14 1738 1950 24
Maree 22 6 16 1685 1954 18
— Eanna 22 4 18 1642 1823 12
– KUBS BC 22 2 20 1490 1932 6

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Points System: 3 Pts Win / 0 Pts Loss / Tied teams separated by Points Difference (PF – PA)

 

c – Super League Champions / * Qualify for Champions Trophy/ — Enter Promotion-Relegation Playoff / – relegated to Division 1

 

Champions Trophy

Date Home Team   Away team  
  Quarter-Finals      
18.03.2018 Black Amber Templeogue 90 UCC Demons 77
18.03.2018 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 78 Griffith College Swords Thunder 71
  Semi-Finals      
21.03.2018 Pyrobel Killester 73 Black Amber Templeogue 75
22.03.2018 UCD Marian 78 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 82
  Final      
24.03.2018 Black Amber Templeogue 61 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 73

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Promotion/Relegation Playoff

 

Date Home Team   Away team  
  Playoff (Waterford)      
21.03.2018 Eanna 67 Neptune 78

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Regular Season Results

Date Home Team   Away team  
  Week 1      
14.09.2017 KUBS 49 Belfast Star 89
15.09.2017 UCC Demons 79 Garveys Tralee Warriors 77
16.09.2017 Pyrobel Killester 72 Griffith College Swords Thunder 90
16.09.2017 DCU Saints 79 Black Amber Templeogue 96
16.09.2017 Maree 63 Moycullen 88
  Week 2      
23.09.2017 Belfast Star 109 Maree 64
23.09.2017 Moycullen 78 DCU Saints 85
23.09.2017 UCD Marian 83 UCC Demons 80
23.09.2017 Garveys Tralee Warriors 75 KUBS 37
23.09.2017 Black Amber Templeogue 82 Pyrobel Killester 96
24.09.2017 Griffith College Swords Thunder 91 Eanna 66
  Week 3      
30.09.2017 Pyrobel Killester 61 Moycullen 66
30.09.2017 DCU Saints 65 Belfast Star 85
30.09.2017 Eanna 92 Black Amber Templeogue 86
30.09.2017 Maree 74 Garveys Tralee Warriors 87
30.09.2017 KUBS 58 UCD Marian 76
01.10.2017 UCC Demons 96 Griffith College Swords Thunder 95
  Week 4      
07.10.2017 Griffith College Swords Thunder 65 Belfast Star 58
07.10.2017 Eanna 95 DCU Saints 75
07.10.2017 Maree 70 UCC Demons 93
07.10.2017 Garveys Tralee Warriors 73 Moycullen 70
07.10.2017 Black Amber Templeogue 72 UCD Marian 78
10.10.2017 KUBS 62 Pyrobel Killester 92
  Week 5      
14.10.2017 Griffith College Swords Thunder 93 KUBS 48
14.10.2017 Belfast Star 73 Pyrobel Killester 75
14.10.2017 Moycullen 86 Eanna 77
14.10.2017 UCD Marian 86 Maree 49
14.10.2017 Garveys Tralee Warriors 89 DCU Saints 64
14.10.2017 Black Amber Templeogue 97 UCC Demons 89
  Week 7      
26.10.2017 UCD Marian 66 Pyrobel Killester 91
28.10.2017 KUBS 78 Black Amber Templeogue 101
28.10.2017 Maree 70 Griffith College Swords Thunder 84
28.10.2017 Pyrobel Killester 78 Garveys Tralee Warriors 90
28.10.2017 UCD Marian 104 DCU Saints 80
29.10.2017 Belfast Star 75 UCC Demons 84
30.10.2017 Garveys Tralee Warriors 80 Eanna 71
30.10.2017 Griffith Swords Thunder 65 DCU Saints 69
30.10.2017 Moycullen 93 KUBS 81
30.10.2017 Black Amber Templeogue 104 Maree 52
  Week 8      
04.11.2017 Belfast Star 84 Black Amber Templeogue 89
04.11.2017 DCU Saints 87 KUBS 76
04.11.2017 Eanna 77 UCC Demons 92
04.11.2017

Pyrobel Killester

80 Maree 69
04.11.2017 Garveys Tralee Warriors 63 UCD Marian 92
05.11.2017 Moycullen 84 Griffith Swords Thunder 74
  Week 9      
11.11.2017 Griffith College Swords Thunder 88 Garveys Tralee Warriors 59
11.11.2017 Eanna 110 KUBS 74
11.11.2017 Maree 102 DCU Saints 100
11.11.2017 UCD Marian 73 Belfast Star 61
11.11.2017 Black Amber Templeogue 86 Moycullen 82
12.11.2017 UCC Demons 95 Pyrobel Killester 104
  Week 10      
18.11.2017 Griffith College Swords Thunder 93 UCD Marian 86
18.11.2017 DCU Saints 80 UCC Demons 78
18.11.2017 Eanna 75 Pyrobel Killester 73
18.11.2017 Moycullen 75 Belfast Star 80
19.11.2017 KUBS 58 Maree 71
  Week 11      
25.11.2017 Belfast Star 66 Garveys Tralee Warriors 79
25.11.2017 Pyrobel Killester 98 DCU Saints 66
25.11.2017 UCD Marian 82 Moycullen 61
25.11.2017 Maree 83 Eanna 73
25.11.2017 Black Amber Templeogue 97 Griffith College Swords Thunder 100
26.11.2017 UCC Demons 108 KUBS 66
  Week 12      
30.11.2017 UCD Marian 84 Eanna 79
03.12.2017 Belfast Star 75 KUBS 65
03.12.2017 Garveys Tralee Warriors 89 UCC Demons 76
03.12.2017 Griffith College Swords Thunder 73 Pyrobel Killester 76
03.12.2017 Black Amber Templeogue 92 DCU Saints 75
  Week 13      
09.12.2017 Maree 60 Belfast Star 74
  Week 14      
15.12.2017 Moycullen 83 Pyrobel Killester 108
16.12.2017 Griffith College Swords Thunder 77 UCC Demons 90
16.12.2017 Belfast Star 72 DCU Saints 78
16.12.2017 UCD Marian 88 KUBS 66
16.12.2017 Garveys Tralee Warriors 90 Maree 67
16.12.2017 Black Amber Templeogue 92 Eanna 83

 

Week 15      
23.12.2017 Moycullen 79 Maree 91
  Week 16      
30.12.2017 Eanna 71 Belfast Star 81
30.12.2017 KUBS 70 Garveys Tralee Warriors 71
30.12.2017 UCC Demons 94 Moycullen 117
  Week 17      
07.01.2018 DCU Saints 85 Moycullen 90
  Week 18      
13.01.2018 Belfast Star 58 Griffith College Swords Thunder 80
13.01.2018 DCU Saints 103 Eanna 77
13.01.2018 Pyrobel Killester 103 KUBS 77
13.01.2018 Moycullen 73 Garveys Tralee Warriors 76
13.01.2018 UCD Marian 85 Black Amber Templeogue 66
14.01.2018 UCC Demons 124 Maree 99
  Week 19      
20.01.2018 DCU Saints 74 Garveys Tralee Warriors 110
20.01.2018 Eanna 62 Moycullen 74
20.01.2018 Maree 79 UCD Marian 83
20.01.2018 Pyrobel Killester 89 Belfast Star 58
21.01.2018 KUBS 66 Griffith College Swords Thunder 86
21.01.2018 UCC Demons 103 Black Amber Templeogue 105
  Week 20      
25.01.20`18 Eanna 62 Griffith College Swords Thunder 79
  Week 21      
03.02.2018 Griffith College Swords Thunder 89 Maree 65
03.02.2018 Belfast Star 71 Eanna 62
03.02.2018 DCU Saints 71 UCD Marian 70
03.02.2018 Moycullen 72 UCC Demons 85
03.02.2018 Garveys Tralee Warriors 84 Pyrobel Killester 72
03.02.2018 Black Amber Templeogue 96 KUBS 76
04.02.2018 UCC Demons 78 UCD Marian 95
  Week 22      
10.02.2018 Pyrobel Killester 79 UCD Marian 73
10.02.2018 DCU Saints 56 Griffith College Swords Thunder 85
10.02.2018 Eanna 75 Garveys Tralee Warriors 78
10.02.2018 Maree 82 Black Amber Templeogue 90
10.02.2018 KUBS 71 Moycullen 87
11.02.2018 UCC Demons 83 Belfast Star 66
  Week 23      
15.02.2018 Eanna 46 UCD Marian 72
17.02.2018 Griffith College Swords Thunder 81 Moycullen 61
17.02.2018 UCD Marian 86 Garveys Tralee Warriors 83
17.02.2018 Maree 72 Pyrobel Killester 79
17.02.2018 KUBS 87 DCU Saints 86
17.02.2018 Black Amber Templeogue 74 Belfast Star 70
18.02.2018 UCC Demons 74 Eanna 73
  Week 24      
23.02.2018 Belfast Star 92 UCD Marian 81
24.02.2018 Pyrobel Killester 86 UCC Demons 77
24.02.2018 DCU Saints 109 Maree 102
24.02.2018 Garveys Tralee Warriors 75 Griffith Swords Thunder 74
24.02.2018 KUBS 75 Eanna 67
25.02.2018 Moycullen 71 Black Amber Templeogue 88
  Week 26      
06.03.2018 Pyrobel Killester 92 Black Amber Templeogue 63
07.03.2018 UCD Marian 75 Griffith College Swords Thunder 69
08.03.2018 Black Amber Templeogue 97 Garveys Tralee Warriors 88
10.03.2018 Griffith College Swords Thunder 76 Black Amber Templeogue 86
10.03.2018 DCU Saints 79 Pyrobel Killester 102
10.03.2018 Eanna 102 Maree 113
10.03.2018 Moycullen 59 UCD Marian 73
10.03.2018 Garveys Tralee Warriors 74 Belfast Star 58
10.03.2018 KUBS 77 UCC Demons 90
11.03.2018 Pyrobel Killester 87 Eanna 47
11.03.2018 Belfast Star   Moycullen  
11.03.2018 Maree 88 KUBS 73
11.03.2018 UCC Demons 97 DCU Saints 72
  Title Playoff      
17.03.2018 Pyrobel Killester 71 UCD Marian 72

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Home Venues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Home Court
Belfast Star Methodist College, Belfast
DCU Saints DCU Complex, Dublin City
Eanna Colaiste Eanna, Ballyroan, D16, Co. South Dublin
Garveys Tralee Warriors Tralee, Co. Kerry
Griffith Swords Thunder ALSAA, D, Co. Fingal
KUBS Greendale, Dublin City
Maree Calasanctius College, Oranmore, Co. Galway
Pyrobel Killester Irish Wheelchair Association, Clontarf, D
SSE Airtricity Moycullen The Jes, Galway City
Templeogue Oblate Hall, Inchicore, D, Co. South Dublin
UCC Demons Mardyke Arena, Cork City
UCD Marian UCD, D4, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Quarter-Finals National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Co. South Dublin
Semi-Final 1 UL Arena, University of Limerick, Co. limerick
Semi-Final 2 National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Co. South Dublin
Final Waterford IT, Co. Waterford

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Report

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Week 21 – 3-4 February 2018 [3]

Tralee’s Trae Pemberton shot a game-high 38 points as Garveys Tralee Warriors defeated Pyrobel Killester in a top-of-the-table clash by 84-72. Tralee’s first half lead was enough for the win, despite Killester’s third quarter run.[3]

The Dublin Derby saw a shock UCD Marian defeat at the hands of struggling DCU Saints. The league leaders lost only their third match of the league season by a slender 71-70. In an exhilirating end Dee Proby went to the free-throw line after being fouled and netted the two game-winning points.[3]

Meanwhile, in other matches, Templeogue won 96-76 against winless KUBS, while neighbours Eanna lost to Star in their trip to Belfast by a 71-62 scoreline. A first half lead wasn’t enough for Moycullen as they went down 72-85 in NUIG to UCC Demons. Demons, however, would lose their second game of the weekend on sunday, 78-95 in a home match with UCD Marian, UCD making up for their shock loss the day before.[3]

 

Week 22: 10-11 February 2018 [4]

Killester 79 UCD Marian 73 :Killester got revenge over UCD Marian after their Cup Semi-Final defeat. They went into the lead in the third quarter and made a few crucial baskets and free throws towards the end to seal the win.[4]

Eanna 74 Tralee Warriors 78 : Kieran Donaghy was the star as Tralee Warriors took over top spot with this close win over Eanna. Eanna had drawn level with minutes to go with baskets from Conor Whyte and Mylynue Reeves, however, 3 baskets from two trips to the free throw line from Donaghy was enough to send Tralee top.[4]

DCU Saints 56 Griffith College Swords Thunder 85: Swords got revenge for two defeats earlier this season to their North Dublin rivals. The win put the Griffith College side into second in the table[4]

Maree 81 Templeogue 90: Templeogue came back from a third quarter deficit to win a tight one against Maree in Galway. Mike Bonaparte (23 Pts) and Neil Randolph (17 Pts) were the stars for Templeogue as a shock loss was narrowly avoided.[4]

KUBS 71 Moycullen 87: The Galway picked up a win in Dublin against bottom side KUBS. Brandon McGuire scored a huge 32 points as they ran out comfortable winners.[4]

UCC Demons 83 Belfast Star 66: UCC Demons ran out winners in this mid-table clash to keep up their slim hopes of a top four finish.[4]

 

Week 23: 15-18 February 2018

Eanna 46 UCD Marian 72: UCD Marian took back top spot following a convincing win over Eanna in Rathfarnham.[5]

UCD Marian 86 Tralee Warriors 83: Sharp shooting from UCD’s Dan James, who scored 25 points was enough for a close victory over Tralee in this top-of-the-table clash. UCD’s Ioannis Liapakis commented it was a “really, really difficult game” as only three points separated the sides.[5]

Griffith College Swords Thunder 81 Moycullen 61: Griffith College kept up their challenge on league leaders UCd with this 20 point win over Galway side Moycullen.[5]

Templeogue 74 Belfast Star 70: “Sheer grit” from Templeogue was what it took to win this close encounter with Belfast star.[5]

KUBS 87 DCU Saints 86: The Kilbarrack side got their first win of the season with a last minute Kevin O’Hanlon shot.[5]

Maree 72 Killester 79: Killester kept pace with the top three with this narrow victory in Galway.[5]

UCC Demons 74 Eanna 73: UCC Demons won with an Adrian O’Sullivan basket with seconds left to solidify their mid-table position and leave Eanna still in relegation trouble.[5]

 

Week 24: 23-25 February 2018

With UCD Marian losing leaving four of the top five teams on five losses each the scene was set for an exciting climax to the season.[6]

Belfast Star 92 UCD Marian 81: Keelin Cairns top-scored for Belfast on 23 points as Star shocked the league leaders.[6]

Killester 86 UCC Demons 77: Royce Williams (21) was the top shooter for Killester as they overcame UCC in Dublin.[6]

DCU Saints 109 Maree 102: Both teams racked up over 100 points in this bottom-half-of-the-table clash. Dee Proby scored a massive 43 for DCU as they defeated the Galway team.[6]

Tralee Warriors 75 Griffith College Swords Thunder 74: This top-of-the-table clash came down to a single point as Goran Pantovic scored a late hook shot to give the Kerrymen victory. The win left Tralee tied at the top on points.[6]

KUBS 75 Eanna 67: Bottom of the table KUBS secured their second win in a row as they piled relegation worries on fellow strugglers Eanna in this Dublin derby. Brian Andrews netted 30 points to give the Kilbarrack side a vital win.[6]

Moycullen 71 Templeogue 88: Jason Killeen (21) was top-scorer as Templeogue stayed in sight of the leaders with this win.[6]

 

References

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Images

 

[1] Sligo Sport and Recreation (2017) Basketball Ireland Logo [Internet] available from: http://www.sligosportandrecreation.ie/wp-content/uploads/basketball-ireland-logo.jpg [Accessed 10 March 2017]

 

Websites

 

[2] Basketball Ireland (2018) Mens Super League [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/menssuper [Accessed 26 March 2018]

[3] Basketball Ireland (2018) Mens Champions Trophy [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/menschampionstrophy [Accessed 12 March 2018]

[4] Basketball Ireland (2018) Recap: Neptune secure promotion while Templeogue win in OT [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10037008/ [Accessed 26 March 2018]

[3] Basketball Ireland (2018) Fixtures & Results: February 3rd and 4th [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10034873/ [Accessed 5 February 2018]

[4] Basketball Ireland (2018) Fixtures & Results: February 10-11th [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10035168/ [Accessed 12 February 2018]

[5] Basketball Ireland (2018) Fixtures & Results: February 15-18th [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10035394/ [Accessed 19 February 2018]

[6] Basketball Ireland (2018) Fixtures & Results: February 23-25th [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/news-detail/10035732/ [Accessed 5 March 2018]

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to John Folan.

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 April 2019

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