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Galway Under 13 League Winners 2016

Our Under 13 Girls travelled to Colaiste Iognaid Galway early last Sunday to compete in the Galway Final against city team Titans. Half the team were Confirmed in Tullamore Church on the previous day but they definitely didnt show signs of tiredness. The first quarter began at an incredible pace with Titans getting off to a great start with 6 unanswered points,Their Point guard McClean showed why she must be one of the best players in Ireland at this age group. The Tullamore 5 were working extremely hard and gradually pulled themselves back into the game finishing the quarter 4-12 behind. The second quarter girls knew quick scores were a priority and led by Captain Maedhbh they quickly set about eating into the Titans lead. An incredible return of 19 points in this quarter to the concession of 1 point from a free throw really gave Tullamore a cushon for the second half. The third quarter 5 kept up the pressure scoring 10 points followed by another 10 in the fourth quarter to allow Tullamore run out deserved winners. Maedhbh led her team up to receive a lovely trophy and medals with the maroon and white of Galway ribbons. Our u13 team are a well balanced group of excellent players which is obvious from the wide range of scorers again this week. The team and scorers Keisha Sarah Jane 2 Mia 4 Katie Saraid Shauna 4 Emma G 7 including a three Ellie 4 Aoife 2 Eimear 4 Emma H 3 and captain Maedhbh 13points, Well done Girls and congratulations. The team would like to thank Galway Basketball Board Secretary Hannah Coen who made the year so special for the girls including arranging game in the Kingfisher Arena and providing an opportunity to meet NUIG Div 1 Senior National league team and watch their games.


Well where should we start! Today our Tullamore Basketball Club Primary School Girls team won the Kerry Easter Tournament in Duagh Co Kerry. This is the first tournament at any level outside our region Tullamore Basketball Club has won since being reformed seven years ago. What makes the achievement most noteworthy is that the team matched seasoned clubs such as St Josephs Kerry, Ballybunion Wildcats, Maree and Corrib of Galway, Malahide of Dublin and in a nailbiting final just overcome the famous basketball nursery of Tralee Imperials. Our 13 girls played with incredible spirit especially in the Final where they found themselves 4 points down going into the last quarter but managed to overturn the deficit to win by three. Throughout the 3 day tournament our girls were complimented on their skill level and teamwork by opposing coaches despite quite often being seriously overmatched by physically bigger players. Off the court our girls were exemplary.Our Accomodation and meal hosts went out of their way to express how mannerly the team were. They really showed what team means by being so inclusive of everyone including our wonderful mascots Naoise and Julia. The girls parents should be so proud of these fine young ladies. We are sure the girls will go home with a lot of new basketball skills and we also noticed a number of budding hairstylists in our midst which could come in handy down the line!! 
The club would like to express thanks to the parents who travelled to supervise and support as well as acknowledging the unstinting support of all the parents of these kids at all times. Thanks to Julie Stack for inviting us to this outstanding tournament. The organisation and friendly atmosphere at the games was a credit to all involved. Thank you to our host Padraig in Ballybunion and the staff at the Listowel Arms and Kilcooly house for looking after the girls for meals. Finally congratulations to all our team as follows: Our bundle of energy captain Ellie, Our MVP Emma G, Our rebounding dynamos Emma H, Eimear and Jean, Our shooting stars Aoife,Saraid and Sarah Jane, Our mazy dribblers Shauna and Keisha and finally our defensive tigers Orlaith, Mia and Kate. We look forward now to the All Irelands next week and Please God our return to the Kingdom to defend our new title at Easter 2017.

Tullamore Basketball Club won the best sports entry for the second year in a row in this years St Patricks day Parade. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who took part or helped out.

Under 13 Girls with Michelle Fahy and NUIG Mystics in  Galway February 2016

Under 12 boys at Corrib Tournament February 2016


Our Under 10 Girls at Portlaoise Blitz January 2016

Under 13 Girls. Limerick Celtics Tournament Runners Up August 2015

Leinster Community Games Finalists June 2015

Leinster Silver medals today for both girls and boys u13 sides. Both sides had comprehensive semi final wins before facing into the Finals. The girls were up against a hugely impressive Liffey Celtics side who were too strong for our girls on the day. It was still a huge achievement to win 3 games in Leinster and bring home just our 2nd ever Leinster girls medals. Our 5 boys gave a tremendous display of heart and grit to come from 6 points down against Drimnagh Oblates of Dublin to lead by 4 with 35 seconds left. With 7 left they still led by 2 but credit to the Dublin lads the engineered winning scores against the physically shattered Tullamore lads. The club could not be prouder of these 2 teams today and it was a wonderful way to bring the curtain down on the season. ROLL ON NEXT SEASON and remember keep practicing and improving over the summer.

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.U12 Boys in Galway Tournament
Feb 24, 2016, 8:43 pm

Tullamore u12 boys were invited to take part in Corrib Basketball Club tournament that took place in Oughterard in Galway on Sunday 21st Feb. This was the first time these boys played outside of the Midlands. The other teams all based in Galway included hosts Corrib. Titans and Moycullen. All have great history and are rich in basketball talent. These teams were full of talented players and our Tullamore boys rose to the occasion.
Firstly we were pitted against a great titan team and after 4 quarters still couldnt seperate these 2 teams with a scoreline of 27-27 . It was an exciting game with both teams exchanging leads throughout the game. Titans got a lovely score and converted free throws to pull away winners 31-27 in overtime . Tullamore started off so well and well dominated the game and really could have gone either way. We then Played hosts Corrib which again was a close encounter with fantastic play by tullamore another game that went to the wire with corrib winning 21- 16. Another game that easily could have gone Tullamore s way . Tullamore then played Moycullen in the 3rd and 4th playoff. Tullamore started off brightly with some great scores and with tough defense Tullamore ran out 35-18 winners. This was a great experience for the boys and basketball played was superb and are a credit to the club and parents. I would like to thank Corrib Bc for the invitation and the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 
It was a busy weekend for the boys as they played Kildare Gliders on Sat running out 47-21 winners and keep there unbeaten run going in the midland league. These boys have put in so much effort over the last few years and to see them develop into these talented players is a credit to themselves and parents. I d like to thank all the parents who travelled all over the weekend and their support and boys were treated to Supermacs after a tough weekend. Training resumes Monday 29th Feb in Shs at 6pm.



Club News 14/02/16
Feb 14, 2016, 7:53 pm
U13 Girls.

Our U13 Girls made the trip to Galway City on Saturday last where they were the guests of the NUIG Mystics Division 1 Senior Side. Irish Basketball legend Michelle Fahy took who plays for Mystics took  time out before the game to talk to the team about her experiences in the game. She answered some questions also and stood in for photographs. The U13s also played 2 games in Galway that morning against Moycullen and Corrib. The girls gave two good performances including 10 of the team getting on the scoresheet in their second game.




Club News 07/02/16
Feb 7, 2016, 8:12 pm

Post Primary School  Basketball
 Well done to Tullamore College and Sacred Heart Tullamore  First and Second Year Girls   who all began competition in the Midland Leagues last week with wins. This may be the first time ever all 4 girls teams won all their opening round games.

U14 Girls Division 2 Tullamore were beaten by an excellent Portlaoise side last Friday evening in the Midland League 16-38. This was the girls first defeat of the season so they are doing extremely well overall. The team and scorers was Lucy Ann Duigan, Ellen Colton, Ava Dempsey, Jean Carson, Kate Healy 4 Aimee Bard 8, Keisha O Brien 2 Orlaith Connolly, Jessica Bhattacharya and Sinat Azeez 2.

U14 Girls Division 1 Our U14 Girls Division 1 side also played Portlaoise last Sunday and gave as good as they got from an outstanding Portlaoise side. The Tullamore girls finally gave way 38-52 but they showed how much they have improved this season. Team and scorers  Aoife Farrell, Mia O Mahoney, Lucy Fennelly  Eabha Enright 8 Emma Glavin 2  Ellie Glavin  Niamh Conroy   Shauna Slattery 10  Maedhbh O Brien 14 Rachel Conroy, Saraid McDonald 4  and Sarah Jane Lynam.

Fixtures: U12 Girls Portlaoise v Tullamore 1pm St Marys Hall Portlaoise Sunday 14th February

Club News 24th January 2016
Jan 24, 2016, 9:23 pm
U16 Girls

Our u16 girls today on a super win over a gallant Clonaslee team. Coaches Paul and John will be delighted with the determined performance of the Tullamore girls. The coaches certainly had them fired up from the beginning where they jumped out an early 11 points to 3 first quarter lead. The girls were hit with a body blow at the end of the first with an injury to Jennifer Glavin which forced her out of the rest of the game. Tullamore though regrouped with Rebecca Poole Aoife Maher and Suzie Azeez providing quality minutes to the team effort. Fast break lay-ups from Roisin O Brien and Niamh Lydon were the highlights of this quarter along with some soild zone defence which stifled the Clonaslee basket drives. Credit though to Clonaslee as they steadily worked their way back into the game over the next 2 quarters. A tidy jump shot form Katie Mangan and a strong rebound finish from Lydia Coyne steadied the Tullamore nerves at the end of the third. Tullamore still found themselves 4 points down entering the last 2 and a half minutes, a situation whch could have been worse except for the incredible defensive display of Katie Guinan who came up with numerous turnovers to compliment her attacking drives. Coach Paul called a time out at this stage and switched the team tactics to an all out full court press, This move yielded dividends with 2 baskets and a made free throw within a minute giving Tullamore the lead late in the game. Guard Niamh McGann showed her class at this stage with some decisive plays which breathed confidence back into the team. Tullamore lived on their nerves in the last minute while Clonaslee spurned five opportunities from the charity stripe to level the game. Fittingly Niam McGann had the last say as she got to the free throw line after some calm and collected play to seal the victory 30-28. It was a display of grit and determination from the Girls and Coaches which all at @tullamorebc are very proud of. MVP: Niamh McGann.

U16 Boys

The under 16 boys played a good competitive game against Drogheda Bullets on Saturday last and will benefit greatly from the experience.

U14 Girls. Our  under 14  team  had a good win over Athlone recently against in Colaiste Choilm 47-34, Team and scorers  Aoife Farrell, Mia O Mahoney, Lucy Fennelly 4 Eabha Enright 10 Emma Glavin 6  Ellie Glavin  Niamh Conroy 6  Shauna Slattery 4 Emma Hand 7  Maedhbh O Brien 8 Rachel Conroy 2 and Sarah Jane Lynam 4.

U10 Girls Our youngest team, the u10 girls will take part in the Portlaoise  Blitz next Saturday 30th January.

Post Primary School  Basketball Hard luck to Colaiste Choilm under 16 boys who were knocked out of the U16A All Ireland League Play-offs recently. Good luck to 1st and 2nd year boys and girls from Colaiste Choilm, Sacred Heart and Tullamore College  who begin competition in the Midland Leagues this week.

Fixtures  Sunday 31st January in St. Josephs Rochfortbridge Tullamore v Longford Falcons  10:15am U12 Boys 12:45pm U16 Boys 2:15pm U16 Girls 3:45pm U14 Boys.

Club News 17/01/16
Jan 17, 2016, 9:18 pm

U14 Girls. Our two under 14  teams  put in exce4llent performances recently against Clonaslee. In the division 2 game the Tullamore girls cemented their position at the top of the league with a 30-23 victory over the home side. Team and scorers: Aimee Bard 12 Amy Kelly 4 Keisha O Brien 6 Jessica Bhattacharya Eimear Galvin 6 Emma Dolan Orla Connolly  Ava Dempsey  Sinat Azeez  Ellen Colton and Libby English 2. The division 1 sides’ win 38 -20 over Clonaslee also pushed them to the top of table nearing the half way stage with 6 rounds played. Great credit is due to the team in that 10 of the 13 players got on the scoresheet, Team and scorers  Aoife Farrell 2, Mia O Mahoney 2 Lucy Fennelly 2 Saraid McDonald 4 Eabha Enright 4 Emma Glavin 2  Ellie Glavin 6 Niamh Conroy  Shauna Slattery 4 Emma Hand 6  Maedhbh O Brien 6 Katie Bourke and Sarah Jane Lynam.

U12  Boys The Under 12 boys continued their impressive start to the season with a 35 -13 away win over Kestrels last week. They are 5 from 5 in the midland League this year so far and are top of the table.

 U10 Girls Our youngest team, the u10 girls took part in the Kilkenny 3 on3  Blitz last Sunday 17th January where they played 4 games in the Watershed in Kilkenny.

U12 Girls Congratulations to our u12 girls who won the Corrib Invitational tournament in early January. The girls played 4 games against Corrib Eagles, Moycullen, Maree and Corrib Tigers.

 Fixtures U14 Division 1 girls Tullamore V Athlone in Colaiste Choilm Thursday 21st January at 6:45pm. Sunday 31st January in St. Josephs Rochfortbridge Tullamore v Longford Falcons  10:15am U12 Girls  11:30am U12 Boys 12:45pm U16 Boys 2:15pm U16 Girls 3:45pm U14 boys.

Coach's Corner

Athlones Laura Mullally Pruit coach in Chestnut Hill US.
 Game Results
Maree (30) vs U13 GIRLS (37)
Saturday, March 26, 2016
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Under 12 Boys (37) vs Kestrels (20)
Sunday, March 20, 2016
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Longford Falcons (26) vs Under 14 Girls Div 1 (40)
Sunday, March 20, 2016
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Under 12 Girls (20) vs Kestrels (0)
Sunday, March 20, 2016
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Portlaoise (45) vs Under 16 Girls (25)
Saturday, March 19, 2016
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Kestrels (30) vs Under 16 Girls (12)
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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Under 16 Girls (32) vs Gliders (40)
Sunday, March 13, 2016
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