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TULLAMORE BASKETBALL CLUB
TULLAMORE BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMP 2014 is 10am-2:30pm August 11th-15th in Colaiste Choilm with coaches Scot Kinevan and Cathy Grant.Camp will be limited to 65 members only.Senior group age 15-18 will be limited to 17.The cost is €60 for one family member or €50 each for 2 or more.Text Richie 0861013256 with name to book place asap
The 2014 Tullamore Basketball Club AGM will be held on Saturday 26th July @ 7:30pm in the Sacred Heart Gym
HELP NEEDED FOR SEASON 2014/15.
WE ARE HOPING TO ENTER 12 TEAMS IN THE MIDLAND LEAGUE NEXT SEASON BUT WE BADLY NEED SOME MORE ADULTS TO COME ON BOARD TO HELP OUT WITH THE UNDERAGE TEAMS. IF YOU CAN SPARE THE KIDS SOME OF YOUR TIME PLEASE CONTACT A COMMITTEE MEMBER
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#TullamoreBC were hosted by Midlands Radio 3 on the Saturday Sports Programme In Play with Jim Smyth. U18 players Rachael and Ciaran gave a wide run down of their involvement with basketball at club and school level and also chose some music from Jims playlist. Photo shows Jim ready for action in the Tullamore BC colours!
WELL DONE TO TEAM SLAM DUNK BOO YA ON WINNING TULLAMORE U14 MIXED BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2014 AND JENNIFER GLAVIN & KATIE GUINAN ON THEIR MVP AWARDS.
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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
SHS FIRST YEARS reach All Ireland Semi Final 2012
Sacred Heart Secondary School First Years 2012 who won bronze All Ireland medals. Twelve members of Tullamore BC under 14 girls team are on the SHS team.The successful SHS team was Maisie Currams, Rebecca O Mahoney, Isobel Browne, Celia Hynes, Ailbhe Byrne, Brid Molyneaux, Caoimhe Guinan, Emily Bailey, Aisling Fox, Rachel Heffernan, Aoife Spain, Aoibheann O Mahoney, Amy Galvin and Coach Niamh McEnhill.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Club News 23rd March 2014
Mar 23, 2014, 10:36 am
Senior Men The senior team lost out to league leaders IT Carlow on Friday last in Colaiste Choilm 62-74. Carlow had enough of a cushion from the second quarter on to hold Tullamore at bay all through. A feature of the game for Tullamore was the performances of the three Skura brothers with Sebastian and Kacpar leading the scoring on 17 and 15 points respectively and the senior debut of 16 year old Dominik who acquitted himself very well. Tullamore scorers: Scorers Sebastian Skura 17 Kacper Skura 15, Kazimiras Garkauskas 4, Martin McManus 4 Sean Spollen 5, Dominik Skura 5 Mareks Matulis 2. The team still hold onto 8th place in the league and a possible division 2 semi final spot.
U10 Boys and Girls were involvedin a Blitz in St Marys Hall Portlaoise last Sunday to round off their season. The girls played Castlecomer and Clonaslee and the boys played Portlaoise, Castlecomer and Kilkenny. Well done to all the boys and coaches Mark and Martin and also to the girls and coaches Julie and Mairead for their year’s work.
Final Four. The finale of the juvenile basketball season takes place this week with knockout games across all age groups. The action got under way for Tullamore with the u12 girls taking Athlone last night Tuesday. The U12 boys take on Kestrels this evening Wednesday in Portarlington at 6pm. On Thursday the U14 boys also face Kestrels in Portarlington at 7:30pm. On Sat 29th Coach Mareks Matulis leads his U18 boys team against Portlaoise in the semi-final at 6:45pm in St Marys Hall Portlaoise. Should any of our sides win their respective semi-finals they will play on Finals day Sunday 30th March. All Finals will be held in St Marys Hall Portlaoise. Best wishes are extended to all the teams and hopefully the games will be enjoyed by all.
Our Club Mixed Boys and Girls U14 League begins next Wednesday 2nd April at 7pm in Colaiste Choilm and will continue for next 8 weeks with a Finals evening in May. All welcome.
End of Year Awards Presentation On Sunday 6th April Tullamore Basketball Club will host their juvenile end of year awards presentation in the Rugby Club at 3pm. Awards will be presented to teams from u10-u18. All members welcome.
Schools Basketball Well done to Colaiste Choilm Second Year team in winning the Midlands A title for the first time ever in the Schools’ history recently. Club players were very much to the fore in the team. Commiserations to the First year team who lost their A Final to Ard Scoil Rathangan. Again Tullamore BC was well represented in the ranks. Both First and Second year teams now progress to the All Ireland series, a huge achievement by all.
Club News 16th March 2014
Mar 16, 2014, 7:26 pm
Senior Men The senior team played Club 23 Portlaoise on Friday last in Colaiste Choilm.The loss of star guard Conor McNiff to an ankle injury in their last game, unsettled the team early on allowing Portlaoise to set a tough target to reach at the end of the first quarter. The game was even enough from then on but Club 23 had enough of a cushion to hold out for the win.
U16 Girls The u16 team finished their season with a defeat at home to Kestrels 27-43 last Wednesday night in Colaiste Choilm. The girls tried hard but the game just ran away from them in the final quarter. Team and Scorers: Rachael Dunne Maisie Currams 1, Aoibheann O Mahoney 8, Rebecca O Mahoney 12, Aisling Lydon, Emily Bailey 4, Shannon Coyne, Caoimhe Guinan, Aoife Spain, Katie Kehoe and Chloe Harte 2.
U12 Girls League Tullamore Phoenix defeated Clonaslee 19-18 on Saturday in Coláiste Choilm. They finished in joint 4th position in the league.Tullamore Phoenix and Points scorers: Abbie Harte, Rachel Conroy, Niamh Conroy 2, Aimee Bard 2, Aoife Redmond, Aoife Kavanagh 6, Aoibheann Nyhan 2, Rose Dunne, Saraid McDonald 2, Eabha Enright 5, Michaela Little and Sinat Azeez. Tullamore Flames lost out to Athlone 17-25. They now face the same opponents in the Final 4 tournament next week in Portlaoise Tullamore Flames and point scorers: Ellie Glavin 2, Maedhbh O Brien, Emma Hand 2, Sarah Jane Lynam 2, Mia O Mahoney, Emma Glavin 4, Katie Bourke, Hannah Dooley, Kate Healy, Aoife Farrell 2, Keisha O Brien 1 and Shauna Slattery 4.
U14 Girls League Tullamore Flames defeated Longford Kalcons by over 20 points to finish the league in 5th place on Sunday in Clonaslee while Phoenix defeated Kestrels in a friendly in Colaiste Choilm on Saturday 37-28. Halimet Balogun, Jane Whittaker and Ciara Coughlan impressed.
U12 Boys :The boys travelled to Portarlington on Sunday where they were defeated by Kestrels and Athlone. They will face Kestrels again in the Final 4 tournament next week.
Fixtures Senior Men v IT Carlow Basketball on Friday night 21st March at 7:45pm in Colaiste Choilm. U10 Boys and Girls are involved in a Blitz in St Marys Hall Portlaoise next Sunday 23rd March from 1pm-5pm.
Athlones Laura Mullally Pruit coach in Chestnut Hill US.
Susan Moran coaching how to shoot free throws video