Basketball Ireland National League Women’s Division 1 2017-18

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League Table

Marble City Hawks1211176965933
UL Huskies127580374421
Fr Mathews127580977521
Griffith College Swords Thunder126681879918
FabPlus North West12397188549
Ulster University Elks122107478466

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

Green – Champions & Qualify for WSL Top 4 Playoffs / Blue – Qualify for WSL Top 4 Playoffs

Women’s Division 1 Top 4 Playoffs

DateHome Team Away team 
18.03.18Marble City Hawks75Griffith College Swords Thunder52
18.03.18UL Huskies61Fr. Mathews73
24.03.18Marble City Hawks43Fr. Mathews48

Regular Season Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Week 4   
07.10.2017Marble City Hawks71Griffith College Swords Thunder70
07.10.2017FabPlus North West46UL Huskies71
08.10.2017Ulster University Elks75Meteors57
 Week 5   
14.10.2017Meteors66FabPlus North West51
14.10.2017UL Huskies79Ulster University Elks66
14.10.2017Fr Mathews58Marble City Hawks51
 Week 6   
21.10.2017Marble City Hawks55Meteors53
21.10.2017FabPlus North West52Fr Mathews74
22.10.2017Ulster University Elks72Griffith College Swords Thunder78
 Week 7   
28.10.2017UL Huskies53Marble City Hawks59
28.10.2017Griffith College Swords Thunder96FabPlus North West48
 Week 9   
11.11.2017Meteors49Griffith College Swords Thunder59
11.11.2017Fr Mathews67UL Huskies66
12.11.2017Ulster University Elks53Marble City Hawks68
 Week 10   
18.11.2017UL Huskies69Meteors65
18.11.2017Griffith College Swords Thunder64Fr Mathews86
18.11.2017FabPlus North West69Ulster University Elks65
 Week 12   
02.12.2017Meteors Marble City Hawks 
 Week 13   
09.12.2017Fr Mathews70Meteors72
09.12.2017Marble City Hawks65FabPlus North West47
10.12.2017Fr Mathews78FabPlus North West82
 Week 14   
17.12.2017UL Huskies73Griffith College Swords Thunder64
 Week 18   
13.01.2018Meteors76Ulster University Elks35
13.01.2018UL Huskies70FabPlus North West64
13.01.2018Griffith College Swords Thunder55Marble City Hawks72
 Week 19   
20.01.2018Marble City Hawks63Fr Mathews44
20.01.2018FabPlus North West47Meteors50
21.01.2018Ulster University Elks59UL Huskies62
 Week 21   
03.02.2018Griffith College Swords Thunder64Ulster University Elks55
04.02.2018Marble City Hawks63Ulster University Elks53
 Week 22   
10.02.2018Marble City Hawks67UL Huskies58
10.02.2018Fr. Mathews67Ulster University Elks56
10.02.2018FabPlus North West72Griffith College Swords Thunder67
 Week 23   
17.02.2018UL Huskies80Fr Mathews53
17.02.2018Griffith College Swords Thunder66Meteors57
 Week 24   
24.02.2018Meteors61UL Huskies57
24.02.2018Fr Mathews79Griffith College Swords Thunder62
25.02.2018Ulster University Elks85FabPlus North West79
 Week 26   
10.03.2018Griffith College Swords Thunder73UL Huskies65
10.03.2018Ulster University Elks73Fr Mathews84
11.03.2018Meteors54Fr Mathews49
11.03.2018FabPlus North West61Marble City Hawks67
 Week 27   
15.03.2018Meteors54Marble City Hawks68

Home Venues

TeamHome Court
Fr MathewsColaiste Chriost Ri, Cork City
Griffithh College Swords ThunderALSAA, Dublin
Marble City HawksO Loughlins GAA, Kilkenny
MeteorsColaiste Iosagain, Stillorgan, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
FabPlus North WestBallyshannon, Co. Donegal
Ulster RocketsMethodist College, Belfast City
Ulster University ElksUlster University
UL HuskiesPESS Building, UL, Limerick



Week 21: 3-4 February 2018 [3]

A team effort by Griffith College Swords Thunder saw them defeat Ulster University 64-55, while the struggling Elks had another loss the following night when they went down 63-53 to top-of-the-table Marble City Hawks.[3]

Week 22: 10-11 February 2018 [4]

Marble City Hawks 67 UL Huskies 58: Marble City Hawks were promoted with this victory over the University of Limerick. the Kilkenny sides’ Head Coach Julian O’Keeffe described them as being “over the moon” with the news, as the side “came out strong in the third quarter when we needed it”.[4]

North West 72 Griffith College Swords Thunder 67: The Donegal side had a solid win over Swords with Aisling Nee top-scoring on 19 points.[4]

Fr. Mathews 67 Ulster Elks 56: Niamh Dwyer scored a phenomenal 32 points as the Cork side ran out winners over the Ulster girls.[4]

Week 23: 17-18 February 2018

UL Huskies 80 Fr. Mathews 53: Orlaith Woods scored 20 points and Rachel Sheehan 19 as UL took the lead in the third quarter and romped to victory.[5]

Swords Thunder 66 Meteors 57: Kelsey Carey top-scored on 22 points for Swords in the Dublin derby as they moved above Meteors in mid-table with this win.[5]

Week 24: 23-25 February 2018

Meteors 61 UL Huskies 57: Shannon Brady top-scored on 21 points for Meteors as the came out top with a big second half display.[6]

Fr. Mathews 79 Griffith College Swords Thunder 62: Niamh Dwyer top-scored on 20 Points as Fr. Mathews came out on top in this mid-table battle.[6]

Ulster University Elks 85 North West 79: This bottom of the table clash went Ulster University’s way as Nia Moore scored a huge 37 points to give them the win.[6]




[1] Sligo Sport and Recreation (2017) Basketball Ireland Logo [Internet] available from: [Accessed 10 March 2017]

[2] Basketball Ireland (2018) Womens Division 1 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 March 2018]

[3] Basketball Ireland (2018) Womens Division 1 Top 4 PO [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 March 2018]

[3] Basketball Ireland (2018) Fixtures & Results: February 3rd and 4th [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 February 2018]

[4] Basketball Ireland (2018) Fixtures & Results: February 10-11th [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 February 2018]

[5] Basketball Ireland (2018) Fixtures & Results: February 15-18th [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 19 February 2018]

[6] Basketball Ireland (2018) Fixtures & Results: February 23-25th [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 March 2018]


Thanks to Ann Hanley, Killester and Ireland National Team.

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Last Updated: 14 July 2019

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