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TULLAMORE BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMP 2014

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U16 Girls Team with Coach Niamh McEnhill. Semi Finalists in Longford Invitational Tournament 2014

TULLAMORE U16 GIRLS MIDLAND LEAGUE AND CUP RUNNERS UP 2013

SUSAN MORAN AND THE HAWKS VISIT TULLAMORE 

Undoubably the best Female Irish Player of all time. Local girl Susan left Ireland to play at D1 University St. Josephs inPhiladelphia USA. Susan had the best college career any Irish player has ever had and she picked up numerous awards along the way. Susan was the Atlantic 10 and Big 5 rookie of the year in 1999. Susan was selected to the Atlantic ten and big 5 first team in 2000 and 2001. In 2002 Susan was the Atlantic Ten player of the year and the conferences leading scorer. Susan left St. Joe's as their all time leading scorer (2,340 points). Susan went on to be the first Irish player to be drafteed to the WNBA and she played for the New York Liberty and also played professionally in Spain, New Zealand and Australia. In 2005, Moran earned MVP honors of the Women's National Basketball League in New Zealand after leading the Canterbury Wildcats to the league title. In the summer of 2006, Moran earned MVP honors of the Queensland Australia Basketball League as a member of the Rockhampton Cyclones. Through out this time Susan was also playing with Ireland's senior womens team in the European Championships were she showed tremendous leadership.

Susan now enters her 10th season as an assistant coach on Hawk Hill. Moran is responsible for post development, opponent scouting and international recruiting. Tullamore basketball club are honoured to host the "Hawks" and to have Irelands most decorated female basketball player come home. The team ran a clinic for our young girls on Saturday 18th August. It was well attended by Coaches, Parents and local media. Thanks to Susan and Head coach Cindy Griffin for organising clinic. The young girls are already dreaming of a return visit to Philadelphia some day!

 U10 GIRLS WIN TOMMY KEOGH ATHLONE TOURNAMENT 2012
U10 Girls
Congratulations to our youngest team, the U10 girls on winning the Tommy Keogh Athlone Tournament last weekend. This was the first time the club has won this tournament which had all the top Midland clubs taking part. The young girls played three games to qualify for the Final, beginning with a victory over Kestrels. Maedhbh O Brien and Hannah Dooley showed some great determination and were ably assisted by the impressive Emma Glavin and Lucy Fennelly in this game. A tough second game against home club Athlone followed. Good baskets from Emma Hand, Aoife Farrell and Sarah Jane Lynam were needed to secure victory 14-8. Emma Beatty and Eimear Cullen fought hard for any loose ball in their third game against Clonaslee. Confident performances from Mia O Mahoney and Katie Bourke along with the superb defending of Ellie Glavin and the top class shooting of Kate Healy saw Tullamore home 20-8. The Final was played on the full court in the Bower School with 10ft baskets, so scores were at a premium. All the Tullamore girls had to work hard to cover the court in the high intensity encounter with Clonaslee. A 2 point lead at half time looked slender but a late basket in the final quarter saw Tullamore home amid wild cheers from their supporters. The Tullamore girls were presented with medals before the hard working Shauna Slattery proudly accepted the magnificent trophy from Ronan Keogh on behalf of the team.
 ALL IRELAND u14 FINALISTS

Under 14 Girls claim All Ireland Bronze

The first team ever from Tullamore Basketball Club to qualify for the All Ireland Club Championships performed very well against a very high standard of opposition and came away with bronze medals.Big attendances from all over Ireland watched the games during the tournament which took place in Portarlington last weekend. The Tullamore girls were drawn to play in pool D with two of the strongest teams in the country. First of all they played Killenkere who eventually lost the Division 1 final by 2 points and then they played Meteors of Dublin who won the Division 2 title on the Sunday. The girls were not disheartened and played well in both games. On Saturday night they took on Kiltimagh Giants in the division 3 semi final and looked to be coasting at half time when Tullamore led by 5 points 18-13. The Kiltimagh girls were not fiinshed though and showed why they are Mayo champions by storming back to take an 8 point lead with three minutes left on the clock. Tullamore then really showed their mettle by fighting back to a 2 point deficit in the last minute. Tullamore turned over the Kiltimagh ball but unfortunately it ran out of play to save Kiltimaghs bacon. The Mayo girls managed a final score near the buzzer to win 33-29. Tullamore played Sligo Giant Warriors in a consolation game on the Sunday and then were presented with their All Ireland Bronze medals. A notable achievement for a team which has some girls who have not played the game for a full year yet. All at Tullamore Basketball are proud of them all and look forward to many successful years ahead.

UNDER 14 TEAM

MAISIE CURRAMS, ELLEN HENRY, EMILY BAILEY, REBECCA O MAHONEY, CHLOE HARTE, AILBHE BYRNE, KATIE KEHOE, BRID MOLYNEAUX,AISLING FOX, AMY GALVIN, CAOIMHE GUINAN, MUIREANN MCDAID, AOIFE SPAIN, AOIBHEANN O MAHONEY RACHAEL DUNNE (CAPTAIN)
UNDER 18 MIDLAND LEAGUE WINNERS 2010/11 with coach Enda McCabe

Latest News


Club News 28/09/14
Sep 30, 2014, 9:05 am

New Basketball Season. The 2014/15 basketball season is gearing up to start over the next fortnight. Some of Tullamore’s teams got in some pre-season games last weekend including the senior mens team who took part in the Longford Torpedoes invitational tournament in Edgeworthstown.

Senior Men The lads got in some good games last Saturday and Sunday starting off with a comfortable win over neighbours Athlone 40-28. A strong Torpedoes side had a small bit to spare over Tullamore in the second game winning 55-47 so the lads knew they had to put in a strong performance in the third pool game against the rebels side over from Manchester to have any hope of qualifying for Sundays semi finals. A  first half  lead of 20 points for Tullamore looked good but the English boys fought back to level at the end of normal time. Each team spurned free throw opportunities to win at the death so overtime loomed. Manchester won but Tullamore had done enough to earn the right to play Trinity College Dublin in the semi final. The students proved a strong outfit winning out the tournament eventually and they beat Tullamore 55-41. Kacper Skuras three point shooting was a highlight for Tullamore. Other noteworthy performers over the weekend were Sebastian Skura, Viktoras Vaitkus and Kasys Garkauskas. Tullamore will welcome back Conor McNiff next week now that gaa season is ending and he will add a major scoring threat for their first Midland league game away to Portlaoise.

Underage friendlies. There were 3 friendlies in Colaiste Choilm last Sunday. The u14 girls defeated Kilcock 26-21. Niamh Lydon impressed as did Leah Spollen. The u16 boys played Longford falcons and came away with a close 55-48 win. All 11 players gave solid performances with Edvinas Roscenkovas, Cathal Kavanagh and Martynas Garkauskas heading the scoring. David Donoghue also showed well in his debut for the club.

Schools Basketball Sacred Heart u16s and u19s take on neighbours Gallen CS Ferbane in the  Midland Schools League this week.

Fixtures: Midland league games tip off next Saturday with u18 boys playing in Portarlington and u18 girls also in action (venue do be confirmed.) Senior men take on Portlaoise away on Saturday also in their first round game.


U18 player competes for Ireland in the triple jump
Aug 14, 2014, 6:30 pm

Celtic Games Win For U18 player Jordan Hoang Triple Jumper and Basketballer
AT the weekend Tullamore BC club member, Jordan Hoang was at the Celtic Games which took place in Morton Stadium, Santry with Ireland, Wales, Scotland taking part.
Athletes from each team compete in the U16 and U18 age groups over a range of track and field events. On a momentous day for Irish underage athletics the Irish team came out on top. Jordan competed in the Under 18 Triple Jump and was the only athlete over 13m as he dominated the competition to win with a jump of 13.68. Well done Jordan. You can read a profile on Jordan in this weeks Tullamore Tribune.


Tony Fiorentino
Jul 17, 2014, 1:58 pm
TONY FIORENTINO Former Miami Heat Coach and TV Commentator on Heat Nation to coach at Tullamore Basketball Club. Dir. of @MiamiHEAT BB Camp@TonyHEATWC3x to attend Tullamore camp on August 21. Contact @RichieOmahoney — at Colaiste Choilm

Tullamore BC Awards Presentation
Apr 6, 2014, 7:13 pm

Senior Mens  Midland League
Tullamore Senior Mens team played second in the league Longford Falcons last  Saturday. Only 6 players travelled but all of them put in a great shift, only going down by 3, Final Score 77-80. Pride of place has to go the 16 year old Dominik Skura who landed an incredible 36 points to lead all scorers on the night. Scorers were D.SKURA 36 K.SKURA 15 M.McMANUS 14 M.MATULIS 7 and S.SPOLLEN 5.
Club Mixed Leagues
  The Mixed U14 league on Wednesdays got ...off to a great start with over 45 boys and girls taking part. The aptly named Miami Heat side are setting the early pace with 2 wins last week. The action continues this Wednesday with round 2.
Schools Basketball
Colaiste Choilm hosted second year  A Basketball play offs for the first time ever last weekend. Although the school were unsuccessful,  Tullamore BC player Edvinas Roscenkovas showed what a huge talent he is in all their games.
Club Awards 2014
Tullamore Basketball held their Underage Awards Presentation last Sunday 6th April.Over 200 players and parents attended the event and there was a great atmosphere at the occasion. Players Player of the Year and Most Improved Player mementoes were awarded for all teams from u14-u18 and Certificates to all u12 and U10 players.
Photo shows Tullamore BC Award Winners Back Row from Left to right: Ciaran O Toole u18 MIP, Adam Cuddy U14 MIP, Dominik Skura U18 Player of the Year, Edvinas Roscenkovas u16 Player of the Year and Sean Courtney U14 Player of the Year. Front Row from left to right Aoibheann O Mahoney  U16 Player of the Year, Ciara Coughlan U14 Player of the Year Katie Guinan U14 Player of the Year, Great Zeloionkaite U14 MIP and Maisie Currams U16 MIP.


Final Four Weekend 2014
Mar 30, 2014, 8:53 pm

Final Four Weekend 2014

The Midland League basketball season drew to a close last week with a flurry of games at underage level in the Final Four competitions. First into action were the under 12 Flames girls team who were drawn against Athlone in the semi-final. All 13 young girls put in a big effort and were unlucky to come out the wrong side of a 20-23 result. Next up were the under 12 boys who lost out to league winners Kestrels in the semi-final. The vast majority of both boys and girls u12 teams are underage again next year so hopes are high for next season. The under 18 boys faced up to Portlaoise in their semi-final on Saturday night. Unfortunately it was the Panthers side buoyed by a vociferous home support ran out winners. Commiserations to Coaches Mareks Matulis and Rob Bailey and the boys. The under 14 boys also gave a good account of themselves going down against a strong Kestrels side in their semi-final.

Club Mixed Leagues

The season has not quite ended for some of our other underage teams as their will be a Mixed U16 league on Tuesdays and mixed u14 league on Wednesdays for the next 6 weeks or so.

Club Awards 2014

Tullamore Basketball will hold their Underage Awards Presentation next Sunday 6th April at 3pm in the Rugby Club. Players Player of the Year and Most Improved Player mementoes will be awarded for all teams from u14-u18 and Certificates to all u12 and U10 players.

Fixture Senior Men V Longford Falcons away on Saturday 5th April at 7pm


Coach's Corner


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 Countdown
START OF NEW SEASON
 Game Results
Under 16 Boys (55) vs Longford Falcons (48)
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Game Details
Under 14 Girls (26) vs Kilcock (21)
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Game Details
Longford Torpedos (55) vs Senior Men (47)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Game Details
Athlone (28) vs Senior Men (40)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Game Details
 Next Game
Under 18 Girls vs Kestrels
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 11:00 am
Game Details
Under 18 Girls vs Portlaoise
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 2:45 pm
Game Details
Gliders vs Under 18 Boys
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Game Details
Portlaoise vs Senior Men
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Game Details
Under 14 Boys vs Portlaoise
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:00 am
Game Details
Under 14 Boys vs Portlaoise B
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Game Details
Under 14 Boys vs Gliders
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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