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

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League Table

 

  P W L PF PA Pts
*Courtyard Liffey Celtics 16 13 3 1091 940 39
*DCU Mercy 16 12 4 1155 874 36
*Ambassador UCC Glanmire 16 12 4 1285 971 36
*Pyrobel Killester 16 11 5 1138 1029 33
Singleton SuperValu Brunell 16 10 6 1141 1107 30
Maxol WIT Wildcats 16 5 11 1005 1126 15
IT Carlow Basketball 16 4 12 985 1202 12
-Portlaoise Panthers 16 4 12 893 1172 12
-NUIG Mystics 16 1 15 846 1118 3

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Points System: 3 Pts Win / 0 Pts Loss / Tied teams separated by Points Difference

*Qualify for WSL Top 4 Playoffs / – Regraded to Women’s Division 1

 

Womens Super League Top 4 Playoffs

 

Date Home Team   Away team  
  Semi-Finals      
19.03.18 DCU Mercy 60 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 72
19.03.18 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 80 Pyrobel Killester 60
  Final   (WIT)  
24.03.2018 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 63 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 76

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Regular Season Results

 

Date Home Team   Away team  
  Week 3      
01.10.17 IT Carlow Basketball 73 NUIG Mystics 67
  Week 4      
07.10.17 Portlaoise Panthers 47 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 58
07.10.17 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 63 NUIG Mystics 52
08.10.17 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 77 Pyrobel Killester 62
08.10.17 IT Carlow Basketball 43 Maxol WIT Wildcats 55
  Week 5      
14.10.17 Portlaoise Panthers 46 Maxol WIT Wildcats 79
15.10.17 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 72 NUIG Mystics 71
15.10.17 Portlaoise Panthers 55 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 65
15.10.17 DCU Mercy 66 Pyrobel Killester 57
15.10.17 IT Carlow Basketball 75 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 90
  Week 6      
21.10.17 NUIG Mystics 70 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 76
21.10.17 Pyrobel Killester 78 Portlaoise Panthers 64
21.10.17 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 66 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 65
22.10.17 DCU Mercy 74 IT Carlow Basketball 69
  Week 7      
28.10.17 Pyrobel Killester 87 IT Carlow Basketball 61
28.10.17 Maxol WIT Wildcats 64 NUIG Mystics 59
29.10.17 DCU Mercy 68 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 71
29.10.17 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 94 Portlaoise Panthers 54
  Week 8      
04.11.17 Pyrobel Killester 72 Maxol WIT Wildcats 65
05.11.17 Singleton SuperValu Brunell   IT Carlow Basketball  
05.11.17 DCU Mercy 78 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 58
  Week 9      
11.11.17 NUIG Mystics 61 Pyrobel Killester 76
11.11.17 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 76 Maxol WIT Wildcats 62
12.11.17 DCU Mercy 80 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 68
12.11.17 IT Carlow Basketball 61 Portlaoise Panthers 81
  Week 10      
18.11.17 IT Carlow Basketball   NUIG Mystics  
18.11.17 Portlaoise Panthers 37 DCU Mercy 101
18.11.17 Maxol WIT Wildcats 71 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 74
19.11.17 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 60 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 66
  Week 11      
25.11.17 Pyrobel Killester 72 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 64
25.11.17 Portlaoise Panthers 71 NUIG Mystics 52
26.11.17 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 56 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 68
26.11.17 DCU Mercy 80 Maxol WIT Wildcats 52
  Week 13      
09.12.17 NUIG Mystics 46 DCU Mercy 74
09.12.17 Pyrobel Killester 82 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 85
09.12.17 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 65 IT Carlow Basketball 68
10.12.17 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 71 Maxol WIT Wildcats 45
  Week 14      
16.12.17 Maxol WIT Wildcats 58 Pyrobel Killester 72
16.12.17 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 85 Portlaoise Panthers 51
16.12.17 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 57 DCU Mercy 62
17.12.17 IT Carlow Basketball 73 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 82
  Week 18      
13.01.18 NUIG Mystics 57 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 77
13.01.18 Pyrobel Killester 58 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 102
13.01.18 Maxol WIT Wildcats 93 IT Carlow Basketball 59
14.01.18 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 80 Portlaoise Panthers 49
  Week 19      
20.01.18 NUIG Mystics 68 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 65
20.01.18 Pyrobel Killester 67 DCU Mercy 65
20.01.18 Maxol WIT Wildcats 71 Portlaoise Panthers 74
21.01.18 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 85 IT Carlow Basketball 58
  Week 21      
03.02.18 NUIG Mystics 59 Maxol WIT Wildcats 71
03.02.18 Portlaoise Panthers 52 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 87
03.02.18 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 61 DCU Mercy 57
04.02.18 IT Carlow Basketball 51 Pyrobel Killester 73
  Week 22      
10.02.18 Portlaoise Panthers 52 Pyrobel Killester 63
11.02.18 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 107 NUIG Mystics 45
11.02.18 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 64 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 87
11.02.18 IT Carlow Basketball 61 DCU Mercy 86
  Week 23      
17.02.18 Pyrobel Killester 95 NUIG Mystics 38
17.02.18 Portlaoise Panthers 59 IT Carlow Basketball 70
17.02.18 Maxol WIT Wildcats 47 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 73
18.02.18 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 78 DCU Mercy 75
  Week 24      
24.02.18 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 60 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 54
25.02.18 NUIG Mystics 56 IT Carlow Basketball 61
25.02.18 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 70 Maxol WIT Wildcats 56
25.02.18 DCU Mercy 83 Portlaoise Panthers 39
  Week 25      
08.03.18 Maxol WIT Wildcats 53 DCU Mercy 86
03.03.18 Courtyard Liffey Celtics   Pyrobel Killester  
07.03.18 NUIG Mystics 45 Portlaoise Panthers 62
04.03.18 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 74 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 45
  Week 26      
10.03.18 Maxol WIT Wildcats 63 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 112
11.03.18 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 79 Pyrobel Killester 73
11.03.18 DCU Mercy 20 NUIG Mystics 0 #
11.03.18 IT Carlow Basketball 48 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 71
  Week 27      
12.03.18 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 78 IT Carlow Basketball 54
14.03.18 Singleton SuperValu Brunell 78 Ambassador UCC Glanmire 81
14.03.18 Courtyard Liffey Celtics 41 Pyrobel Killester 60

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Home Venues

 

Team Home Court
Ambassador UCC Glanmire Mardyke Arena, Cork City
Courtyard Liffey Celtics Leixlip Amenities Centre, Co. Kildare
DCU Mercy DCU Complex, Dublin City
IT Carlow Basketball Barrow Centre, IT Carlow, Co. Carlow
Maxol WIT Wildcats Mercy Gym, Waterford
NUIG Mystics Colaiste Iognaid, Galway
Portlaoise Panthers St. Mary’s, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Pyrobel Killester Irish Wheelchair Association, Clontarf, D3
Singleton SuperValu Brunell Parochial Hall, Cork City

 

Report

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Week 21: 3-4 February 2018 [3]

In a top-of-the-table clash Courtyard Liffey Celtics defeated cup-winners the previous weekend DCU Mercy, by a 61-57 scoreline to go top. Excellent scoring from Devon Brookshire and Irish Underage international Sorcha Tiernan saw them claim the points.[3]

Elsewhere in the league, Maxol WIT Wildcats moved away from relegation with a 71-59 win in Galway against bottom-of-the-table NUIG Mystics; Ambassador UCC Glanmire kept up the pressure on the top-two with a comfortable 87-52 win in Portlaoise againat the Panthers; and on sunday, Pyrobel Killester stayed in the hunt near the top with a 73-51 win over struggling IT Carlow Basketball.[3]

Week 22: 10-11 February 2018 [4]

UCC Glanmire 107 NUIG Mystics 45: UCC Glanmire had a huge win over NUIG to keep up the pressure on Liffey Celtics at the top end of the table. Claire Rockall scored 21 points as bottom side Mystics were outclassed.[4]

Portlaoise Panthers 52 Killester 63: Killester were strong in their victory over the midlands side to stay in touch in the top four.[4]

IT Carlow 61 DCU Mercy 86: DCU Mercy had a comfortable win in Carlow to keep up the pressure on the top side Liffey Celtics.[4]

Brunell 64 Liffey Celtics 87: Liffey kept up the pace at the top of the table with this win in Cork. Celtics head coach Mark Byrne remarked that it is “never easy to win down here”, and the “girls played hard for four quarters”. Jazmen Boone top-scored on 23 points for the leaders.[4]

Week 23: 17-18 February 2018

WIT Wildcats 47 Liffey Celtics 73: Devon Brookshire top-scored on 21 points in a convincing win for Liffey Celtics, who were in control at half-time and finished 27 points to the good.[5]

Brunell 78 DCU Mercy 75: A shock win in Cork for Brunell over cup winners DCU Mercy saw them close the gap on the top four with games in hand.[5]

Portlaoise Panthers 59 IT Carlow 70: This was a revenge victory for IT Carlow in the midlands derby after their loss at home earlier in the season. Extra numbers which allowed them to maintain pace and a huge start to the last quarter which put them 16 points up saw them through.[5]

Killester 95 NUIG Mystics 38: A big win for Killester over bottom side NUIG kept them in second place.[5]

Week 24: 23-25 February 2018

Liffey Celtics maintained their place at the top of the table while the four teams below them all had four losses each after the weekend, setting up an exciting finale to the season.[6]

Liffey Celtics 60 UCC Glanmire 54: Liffey Celtics had a “satisfying” win in a “tough and hard-fought game” according to head coach Mark Byrne. The lead changed hands numerous times in the second half as Liffey hung on for the win. They faced the prospect of the rest of the season without star guard Jazmen Boone, however, who was moving to Australia.[6]

NUIG Mystics 56 IT Carlow 61: Sarah Kenny top-scored on 20 points for IT Carlow as they made their position in the Super League safe for next season in this relegation battle with NUIG.[6]

Brunell 70 WIT Wildcats 56: Breana Bay scored a game-high 22 points as Brunell defeated the Wildcats in the Munster derby.[6]

DCU Mercy 83 Portlsaoise Panthers 39: DCU moved into second place with this comfortable win over the regional Leinster side. Alex Masaquel (23) and Sarah Woods (22) top-scored for them to keep their hopes of the title alive.[6]

References

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Websites

[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]

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

[3] Basketball Ireland (2018) Womens Super Top 4 PO [Internet] Available from: http://www.basketballireland.ie/womenssupertop4po [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 Ann Hanley, Killester and Ireland National Team.

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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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