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WINTER LEAGUE TEAMS AND FIXTURES

 

 

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Rachael Dunne

Rebecca O Mahoney

Aoife Spain

Aoibheann O Mahoney

Amy Galvin

Rachel Heffernan O Brien 

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Cian Cronly

Ciaran O Toole

Ciaran Farrell

Matas Naudziunas

Cathal Kavanagh

Edvinas Roscenkovas

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Cian O Mahoney

Arnas Jasiukevicius

Shane Enright

Aisling Lydon

Jennifer Glavin

Sarah Keogh

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Lydia Coyne

Clodagh Cullen

Maisie Currams

Ciara Coughlan

Emily Geoghagan

Halimet Balogum

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Greta Zelionkaite

Mollie Carroll

Ciara McDaid

Katie Guinan

Suzie Azeez

Conor Brennan

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Dannielle Donegan

Aine McDaid

Leah Spollen 

Darija Roscenkova

Cian Rice

Clodagh Redmond

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Eabha Enright

Dean Carroll

Jane Whittaker

john Fahey

Kevin Slattery

Shane lynam

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Oisin Rice

 Sean Courtney

Adam Griffin

Aoife Maher

Ciaran Digan

Colm Farrell

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 Our three u10 girls teams who took part in our  2014 home blitz.

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 14th December 2014
Dec 14, 2014, 9:03 pm

U12 Boys Tullamore u12 boys took to the floor in their home court of Colaiste Cholim and put on an amazing display of basketball in front of their home support, Tullamore took on Kestrels in the first game. A wonderful team display and hard work with some lovely scores by Adam Kelly , Fionan Redmond and Daire McDaid who went on to win 26-22 against the team who knocked them out in last years Cup semi-final. They then played Newbridge Gliders who fought hard but a determined Tullamore dug deep and young Killian Burke led by example. Luke Burke and Alex Cuddy put in great defensive displays. In the last quarter Tullamore scored 22 points with Robbie Gallagher, Fiachra Carroll, Adam Spain, Naoise Dunne and Brian Malone all contributing to a top performance. Tullamore came out in top 33-20.

U14 Girls The u14 girls suffered two defeats to Athlone and Newbidge Gliders on Sunday last in Our Ladys Bower Athlone. Tullamore had good performances from Niamh Lydon and Eabha Enright who drove to the basket well against Gliders. The game was close until half time but Tullamore had difficulty dealing with Gliders well drilled fast break plays. The final score was Gliders 38 Tullamore 18. Leah Spollen and Roisin O Brien fought hard for rebounds while the Conroy twins Rachel and Niamh and Danielle Donegan were terrier like on defence. The Tullamore team was Niamh Lydon, Niamh Conroy, Rachel Conroy, Eabha Enright, Eabha Fulton, Aoife Maher, Aine McDaid, Leah Spollen, Danielle Donegan and Roisin O Brien.

Fixtures: U12 Girls Flames V Kestrels in Colaiste Iosagain on Tuesday 16th December at 6pm. U18 Girls Tullamore V Portlaoise in Colaiste Choilm at 7:30pm on Wednesday 17th December. Senior Men V Litpol in Clonaslee CC on Sunday 21st December at 3pm.


Club News 7th December
Dec 7, 2014, 7:12 pm

Senior Men.Tullamore had a resounding win over Athy Demons  last Saturday 117-36. It’s most likely a new high score record for the club at any level. Victor Vaitkus 28, Sebastian Skura 20, Kacper Skura 27 headed the scoring for Tullamore

U16 Girls: On Saturday the girls were defeated by Athlone on a score of 23-46.  Athlone got out to an early lead and never relinquished that lead despite Tullamore’s best efforts. Tullamore team and scorers: Katie Guinan (8), Aoibheann O Mahoney (10), Clodagh Cullen, Suzie Azeez, Lydia Coyne, Aisling Lydon, Jennifer Glavin Capt (2), Sarah Kehoe (3), Ciara Coughlan, Emily Geoghegan, Mollie Carroll and Greta Zelionkaite.

U16 Boys On Sunday unfortunately the wheels came off the wagon for our u16 boys who were unbeaten until this stage this season. They played against a strong Gliders side who were comfortable winners. The final scoreline read 17-49 in favour of the Kildare lads. Tullamores game against Portlaoise was closer but again the Laois team held a lead throughout. Tullamore made a strong run in the third quarter spearheaded by some super shooting from Ciaran Farrell. At one stage the gap was down to 6 points before Portlaoise stretched ahead again in the fourth to win 61-43. Team and scorers: Ciaran Farrell (15), Oisin Rice(2), Cian O Mahoney, Cian Cronly(4), Adam Cuddy, Tom Conroy, Matas Naudziunas (9) and Edvinas Roscenkovas (13).

U10 Blitz A very enjoyable u10 blitz took place in Colaiste Choilm last Saturday with teams from Kestrels, Portlaoise, Athlone and Clonaslee joining three Tullamore temas for games. The games were enjoyed by all and provided great entertainment.

 Fixtures: Saturday 13th December in Our Ladys Bower Athlone 3:30pm U12 Girls Midland League Tullamore Flames V Kestrels.. Sunday 14th December in Our Ladys Bower U14 girls V Athlone at 10am and Gliders at 2pm. In  Colaiste Choilm Tullamore  at 11am U12 Boys V Kestrels and at 2pm v Gliders.


Club News 30th November
Nov 30, 2014, 8:11 pm

U18 Boys. Tullamore u18s had a two great wins on Saturday last in Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington. A huge win over Clonaslee 65-9 was followed by an impressive 51-39 win over Athlone. Team: Devidas Rimeikis, Liam Og O hOistin, Matthew Keenan, Hugh Byrne, Ciaran O Toole, Dominik Skura, Ernestas Barsauskas, Keane Cahill Byrne and Edvinas Roscenkovas.

U18 Girls Our u18 girls team although boosted greatly by the return from injury of Maisie Currams lost out to Athlone in Our Ladys Bower last Saturday 21-31. The game was tight until the last quarter when Athlone made some long range shots. Top scorers were Aoibheann O Mahoney with 8 and Maisie Currams with 6. Team and scorers: Rachel Heffernan O Brien 2, Aoibheann O Mahoney 8, Amy Galvin, Rachael Dunne, Rebecca O Mahoney 3, Maisie Currams 6, Caoimhe Guinan 2 and Aoife Spain .

U14 Boys: The under 14 boys had three games in Colaiste Iosagain Portaarlington on Sunday last. In their first games against PortlaoiseB and Kestrels B, Tullamore were too strong.  They boys were defeated by Kestrels in their final game although they played very well.

Fixtures: Saturday 6th December U16 Girls v Athlone in Colaiste Choilm at 11:15am followed by u10 blitz. Seniors v Athy away 8pm Sunday 7th December U16 Boys v Portlaoise at 11am and Gliders at 2pm in Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington.


Club News 23rd November
Nov 23, 2014, 6:58 pm

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Senior Men: Tullamore welcomed favourites for the Midland League title this season Carlow IT to Colaiste Choilm on Friday night last. The home side threw the form book out the window early as they took the game to the Carlow team. Kasys Garkauskas impressed from the point guard position in the first half ensuring that Tullamore were only four points behind at half time 31-35. Carlow upped the tempo in the third quarter despite their american player Connaghan leaving the game with a leg injury with 20 points scored. Tullamore showed a lot of heart to hang in especially with Post player Victor Vaitcus causing the Carlow boys a lot of trouble on the inside with his determined and strong play. Martin McManus, Mareks Matulis and John Burns also showed their shooting prowess. Sebastian and Kacper Skura also kept the scoreboard ticking with a mixture of long range shots and fast break layups to keep Tullamore in touch. Unfortunately time ran out for Tullamore and Carlow made all their free throws as Tullamore tried to slow the game down in the last 3 minutes. The final margin of 66-78 was a little unfair on Tullamore as they were only 7 points adrift with 2 minutes left. Coach Nicholas Mvula will be happy with the overall performance and also that nine players got significant minutes and made positive contibutions. They turn their attention now to Athy BC whom they play away on the 6th December and they will be hoping for a convincing victory. Tullamore team: Sebastian Skura, Kacper Skura, Victor Vaitcus, Mareks Matulis, Martin McManus, Sean Spollen, Paulius Simkevicius, Kasys Garkauskas, John Burns, Chris Todd and Tomas Ramelis.

Schools Basketball In the Girls Midland League SHS Tullamore take on St Marys College Naas next Tuesday 25th November in Portlaoise at 12 o clock in the Midland League Semi Final. We wish them well particularly club players Aisling Lydon Jennifer Glavin, Katie Guinan and Aoibheann O Mahoney and club coach Ms Niamh McEnhill.

Fixtures: Our U18 Girls play Clonaslee on Wednesday night in Colaiste Choilm at 7:30pm. All the u12 girls are in action on Friday night 28th November, Phoenix v Tigers at 6:20pm and Phoenix V Flames at 7:30pm in Colaiste Choilm. U18 Boys are in action next Saturday as they take on Clonaslee and Athlone at 4pm in  Our Ladys Bower Athlone. Our U18 girls take on Portlaoise at 10am and Athlone  at 2pm on Saturday November 29th in Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington. U14 Boys play games against Kestrels and Portlaoise in Portlaoise on Sunday next 30th November.

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Club News 16th November
Nov 16, 2014, 8:31 pm

U12 Girls A total of 38 girls represented Tullamore BC last weekend in u12 basketball which must be some kind of record. Three u12 girls teams competed in the Midland League,. Team Phoenix were first into action taking on Athlone last Saturday. Athlone proved the stronger side but the girls were not deterred and turned in a much improved performance against Kestrels in their second game. Phoenix won this game 22-4 in the end with Shauna Slattery, Lucy Fennelly and Keisha O Brien starring. Team and scorers: Keisha O Brien, Amy Kelly (2), Maeve McGreal, Saraid McDonald, Shauna Slattery(8), Eimear Cullen, Aoife Shaw, Eimear Galvin(2), Emma Hand(2) Lucy Fennelly (4) and Katie Bourke (4). Team Flames were up next against Portlaoise and Clonaslee. They played very well against Portlaoise and held a lead throughout. The Clonaslee game was tighter but Flames stretched their lead in the final quarter to win in the end. The team and scorers that played Portlaoise was: Flames 27 Portlaoise 15 Team and scorers Orlaith Connolly, Hannah Carey, Mia O Mahoney(2), Sarah Jane Lynam(4), Maedhbh O Brien(4), Aoife Farrell (2), Emma Glavin (6), Ellie Glavin (9), Kate Healy, Jennifer Wyer, Jean Carson and Sinat Azeez. Team Tigers were next into action and the girls gave it everything despite losing their games especially Aoibheann Grehan, Lucy O Brien and Aishlinn Viret.

U12 BoysU12 Boys travelled to Athlone on Sunday to play against home team Athlone and Portlaoise. Things didn’t go their way though with an 11-16 defeat to Athlone and a 9-22 defeat to Portlaoise. Daire mcDaid and u10 player Killian Burke really impressed for Tullamore.

U14 Girls The u14 girls defeated Kestrels in their first game last Sunday in Portarlington. Tullamore had good performances from Niamh Lydon who drove to the basket well, Leah Spollen and Eabha Enright scored well while Roisin O Brien and Aoife Maher competed well under the boards.

Schools Basketball In the Girls Midland League SHS Tullamore take on St Marys Naas next Tuesday 25th November in Portlaoise in the Midland League Semi Final. We wish them well. Colaiste Choilm boys were defeated in the u16A and u19A regional semi finals by Ard Scoil Rathangan but mat still qualify as wild cards for the All Ireland series.


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 Game Results
Under 18 Girls (34) vs Portlaoise (40)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Kestrels (6) vs Under 12 Girls FLAMES (34)
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Under 12 Boys (33) vs Gliders (20)
Sunday, December 14, 2014
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Gliders (38) vs Under 14 Girls (18)
Sunday, December 14, 2014
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Under 12 Boys (26) vs Kestrels (22)
Sunday, December 14, 2014
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Athlone (35) vs Under 14 Girls (15)
Sunday, December 14, 2014
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Gliders (49) vs Under 16 Boys (17)
Sunday, December 7, 2014
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 Next Game
Lit-Pol vs Senior Men
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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Under 18 Girls vs Kestrels
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 10:00 am
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Under 18 Girls vs Portlaoise
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 12:05 pm
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Gliders vs Under 18 Boys
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 12:05 pm
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Longford Falcons vs Under 18 Boys
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 5:00 pm
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Under 14 Boys vs Naas
Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 11:00 am
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Under 14 Boys vs Athlone
Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
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