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

Tullamore Mens Senior Basketball Team League Standing can be viewed at http://www.basketballireland.ie/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=175

 

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 1st February
Feb 1, 2015, 7:24 pm

A quiet weekend for the club with only the U21 Men in action in Portlaoise on Friday night. The game was close up to the final quarter when Portlaoise got ahead to finish winners. The return fixtures will be at home on the 28th February. Team: Daragh Fogarty, Kacper Skura, Dom Skura, Darragh Kelly, Sean Ahern, Kazys Garkauskas, Paulius Simkevicius and Tomas Ramelis. Best wishes to Paulius Simkevicius who suffered an ankle injury during the game.

 Fixtures: U18 Boys are in action next Saturday 7th February as they take on Kestrels at 2pm Portlaoise at 5pm and Longford at 6:30pm in The Mall Complex Longford. Our U18 girls take on Kestrels at 10am and Athlone  at 12:15pm on  in St Marys Hall Portlaoise. U14 Boys play a games against Naas in Portarlington on Sunday next 8th February at 3pm.


Club News 25th January
Jan 25, 2015, 8:20 pm
Club News 25/01/15
Congratulations to Tullamores Susan Moran on being chosen Irelands No 1 Female Player of all time in their recently published Top 25 greatest ever players. Despite never having graced the domestic league the columnist felt her performances for Sacred Heart School Tullamore in the late nineties where they swept all before them to win U19A Schools and National Club titles as well ...as her loyalty to the Irish International team in the Noughties made her an automatic number 1 choice. Her performances in the U19 Club Final of 1998 against Castlebar Rockets where she scored an incredible 52 points which followed the 48 she scored in the Schools Final were comparable to the domination of Michael Jordan in the NBA of the late eighties. Her college career in St. Josephs University Philadelpia was laden with scoring records which still stand and honours. Eventually her number 10 jersey was retired as she became a hall of famer in the Universitys division the Atlantic 10. She would be drafed to the WNBA by the New York Liberty professional team before travelling to many parts of the world to play professionally before turning to coaching in St Joes where she is now assistant head coach responsible for recruitment. She would consistently turn in high quality performances for Ireland until 2008 when the International programme was controversially abandoned due to financial constraints. Her International Coach Mark Scannell would say that she was invariably the best player from either side in all the Internationals she played. Offensively and defensively she could play all 5 positions, a very rare talent indeed.

In other news, heartiest congratulations to Ard Scoil Rathangan on being crowned All Ireland U19A Schools Champions after one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the competition. This is the first time a Midland Boys team has won the blue riband title. Congratulations to Portlaoise Panthers on defending the Division 1 Womens National Cup last Sunday in the NBA in Tallaght. Well done to Tullamore BC club member Ciaran O Toole who was a floor steward for all the top weekend Finals in Dublin. 43 of our underage girls attended the Saturday Finals and witnessed 2 outstanding games. In particular the first quarter shooting of Glanmire u18s wil live long in the memory as will the spirited DCU Mercy comeback. The trip to Mcdonalds went down well also!

On the local club scene Tullamore Senior Mens team suffered a league loss to Portlaoise 77-88 last Friday night in Colaiste Choilm despite being 3 ahead at half time.
In the U12 Girls Midland League Tullamore Phoenix defeated Tullamore Tigers. Our two U10 girls teams took part in the Clonaslee Blitz last Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks to Clonaslee for hosting.

Fixtures: Senior Men Tullamore V Old Leighlin in Clonaslee Community Centre Friday 30th January at 9pm. Good luck to Colaiste Choilm, SHS and Tullamore College boys and girls who all take part in 1st and 2nd Year Midland league schools Competition this week. A fair sprinkling of Tullamore BC club Players across all 8 teams!!

Club News 18th January
Jan 18, 2015, 9:13 pm

Tullamore Senior Mens team lost twice to table toppers IT Carlow Basketball Club last week, once in the league and once in the cup quarter final 61-88. In truth Carlow led by their American College player are at a much higher level than Tullamore at the moment. Tullamore team and scorers in the cup defeat:Victor Vaitkus 10, Sebastian Skura 13, Kacper Skura 9, Dominik Skura 3 ,  Reinalds Eida 2 , Mareks Matulis , Sean Ahern 4, Sean Spollen, Daragh Fogarty 7, Chris Todd 5, Daragh Kelly and Kazys Garkauskas.

U12 Girls TheThree u12 girls teams played  in the Midland League in Colaiste Choilm last Saturday, Team Phoenix were first into action taking on Portlaoise. The Tullamore girls gave it everything and the game was close throughout, eventually finishing with Tullamore Phoenix behind by 2 points 18-20. Phoenix recovered well for their second game and ably led by Shauna Slattery they defeated Clonaslee by 16-7. Six different players got on the score sheet. Team and scorers: Keisha O Brien(2), Robyn Evans (2), Amy Kelly, Maeve McGreal, Saraid McDonald, Shauna Slattery(2), Eimear Cullen, Eimear Galvin(2), Emma Hand(6) Vicki Lynam, Lucy Fennelly(2) and Katie Bourke.. Team Flames were up next against Athlone. This game was a decider between the two top teams in the league. Flames proved stronger on the day on their home court. A powerful second quarter in which Flames outscored Athone 10-0 paved the way for a reasonably comfortable win by 32-14. Team and scorers Orlaith Connolly, Hannah Carey, Mia O Mahoney, Sarah Jane Lynam(2), Maedhbh O Brien(8), Aoife Farrell, Emma Glavin (10), Ellie Glavin (6), Kate Healy (2), Jennifer Wyer, Jean Carson and Sinat Azeez(4). Team Tigers were next into action against Kestrels. The young Tigers side tried really hard and only fell away on the scoreboard in the final quarter. Team and scorers Lucy Ann Digan, Ciara Lydon, Ava Dempsey(2), Chloe Buggy(2), Aoibheann Howard, Aoife Shaw, Saorah Doyle(2), Aine Bermingham, Sophie Bracken, Angel Tormey,,Michaela Little, Aoibheann Grehan, Lucy O Brien   and Abbi Foley.

U14 Girls The Tullamore U14s had their best day of the season so far last Sunday in Colaiste Choilm where thet defeated both Kestrels by 49-6 and in a much closer contest Clonaslee by 24-19. Clonaslee led all the way until the fourth quarter when some excellent lay-ups from Niamh Lydon and Eabha Enright turned the game in Tullamores favour. Tullamore team and scorers were Niamh Lydon (7), Niamh Conroy, Rachel Conroy(2), Eabha Enright(4), Eabha Fulton, Aoife Maher(2), Aine McDaid(4), Leah Spollen(1), Danielle Donegan, Roisin O Brien(4) Aideen and Abbie Harte.

 Fixtures: Our youngest team, the u10 girls take part in the Clonaslee Blitz next Saturday 24th January from 11-2 in the Clonaslee Community Centre. Friday Jan 23rd 9pm, Senior Men v Club 23 Portlaoise in Colaiste choilm

 


Club News 11th January
Jan 11, 2015, 9:16 pm

There were disappointing results for all through last weekend with all teams losing their games begginning with Senior Men losing to Portlaoise  last Friday 60-80. Despite racing into an 11-0 lead in the first quarter, Tullamore were never really a threat to Portlaoise once the Laois side recovered from that early onslaught. Sebastian Skura once again had a super game and really led the Tullamore challenge all through. Tullamore team and scorersVictor Vaitkus 7, Sebastian Skura 23, Kacper Skura 7, Dominik Skura 2,  Reinalds Eida 14, Mareks Matulis 4, Sean Ahern 3, Sean Spollen, Daragh Fogarty Daragh Kelly and Conor McNiff.
 
U16 Girls: On Saturday the girls were defeated by Old Leighlin by a large margin  and by Clonaslee on a score of 28-41.  The Tullamore girls competed well particularly Aisling Lydon under the boards and the impressive Jennifer Glavin who drove to the basket with a lot of style. Sarah Kehoe also finished some nice fast breaks but overall the Tullamore girls couldn,t match Clonaslees smooth outside shooting. Tullamore team and scorers: Katie Guinan, Aoibheann O Mahoney (4) Lydia Coyne, Aisling Lydon (8), Jennifer Glavin Capt (8), Sarah Kehoe (8), Ciara Coughlan(2) , Mollie Carroll, Darija Roscenkova, Suzie Azeez, Greta Zelionkaite and Emily Geoghegan.

U16 Boys On Sunday  our u16 boys had a tough day going down to a strong Gliders team 19-51 . favour of the Kildare lads. Tullamores game against Clonaslee was closer but again the Laois team built a strong lead in the second quarter which Tullamore could never bridge despite second half scoring being very even. Final score Clonaslee 34 Tullamore 25. Team and scorers: Cathal Kavanagh (Capt) (7) Ciaran Farrell (2), Oisin Rice(6), Cian O Mahoney (2), Cian Cronly, Adam Cuddy (4),Matas Naudziunas  and Edvinas Roscenkovas (4).

 Fixtures: Wednesday 14th January Our Ladys Bower U18 Girls V Athlone 8pm, Barrow Centre Carlow  Senior Men V Carlow IT 8pm. Saturday 17th January in Colaiste Choilm Tullamore U12 Girls Midland League; 11am Tullamore Phoenix V Portlaoise  12 O’ Clock Tullamore Flames V Athlone.1pm Tullamore Tigers V Kestrels, 4pm Tullamore Phoenix V Clonaslee. 5pm  Midland Cup Senior Men v Carlow IT.Sunday 18th January in Colaiste Choilm Tullamore U14 Girls V Clonaslee at 10am and Kestrels at 1pm. In Colaiste Iosagan at 12 O Clock U12 Boys V Portlaoise and at 3pm v Athlone.

U12 Camp Tullamore u12s had a day camp recently ran by the very experienced coaching guru Paddy mullally from Athlone. A great time was had by all.


Club News 11th January
Jan 11, 2015, 9:15 pm

There were disappointing results for all through last weekend with all teams losing their games begginning with Senior Men losing to Portlaoise  last Friday 60-80. Despite racing into an 11-0 lead in the first quarter, Tullamore were never really a threat to Portlaoise once the Laois side recovered from that early onslaught. Sebastian Skura once again had a super game and really led the Tullamore challenge all through. Tullamore team and scorersVictor Vaitkus 7, Sebastian Skura 23, Kacper Skura 7, Dominik Skura 2,  Reinalds Eida 14, Mareks Matulis 4, Sean Ahern 3, Sean Spollen, Daragh Fogarty Daragh Kelly and Conor McNiff.Tullamore:
V. Vaitcus - 28
K. Skura - 27
S. Skura - 20
Tullamore:
V. Vaitcus - 28
K. Skura - 27
S. Skura - 20 Tullamore:
V. Vaitcus - 28
K. Skura - 27
S. Skura - 20

U16 Girls: On Saturday the girls were defeated by Old Leighlin by a large margin  and by Clonaslee on a score of 28-41.  The Tullamore girls competed well particularly Aisling Lydon under the boards and the impressive Jennifer Glavin who drove to thew basket with a lot of style. Sarah Kehoe also finished some nice fast breaks but overall the Tullamore girls couldn,t match Clonaslees smooth outside shooting. Tullamore team and scorers: Katie Guinan, Aoibheann O Mahoney (4) Lydia Coyne, Aisling Lydon (8), Jennifer Glavin Capt (8), Sarah Kehoe (8), Ciara Coughlan(2) , Mollie Carroll, Darija Roscenkova, Suzie Azeez, Greta Zelionkaite and Emily Geoghegan.

U16 Boys On Sunday  our u16 boys had a tough day going down to a strong Gliders team 19-51 . favour of the Kildare lads. Tullamores game against Clonaslee was closer but again the Laois team built a strong lead in the second quarter which Tullamore could never bridge despite second half scoring being very even. Final score Clonaslee 34 Tullamore 25. Team and scorers: Cathal Kavanagh (Capt) (7) Ciaran Farrell (2), Oisin Rice(6), Cian O Mahoney (2), Cian Cronly, Adam Cuddy (4),Matas Naudziunas  and Edvinas Roscenkovas (4).

 Fixtures: Wednesday 14th January Our Ladys Bower U18 Girls V Athlone 8pm, Barrow Centre Carlow  Senior Men V Carlow IT 8pm. Saturday 17th January in Colaiste Choilm Tullamore U12 Girls Midland League; 11am Tullamore Phoenix V Portlaoise  12 O’ Clock Tullamore Flames V Athlone.1pm Tullamore Tigers V Kestrels, 4pm Tullamore Phoenix V Clonaslee. 5pm  Midland Cup Senior Men v Carlow IT.Sunday 18th January in Colaiste Choilm Tullamore U14 Girls V Clonaslee at 10am and Kestrels at 1pm. In Colaiste Iosagan at 12 O Clock U12 Boys V Portlaoise and at 3pm v Athlone.

U12 Camp Tullamore u12s had a day camp recently ran by the very experienced coaching guru Paddy mullally from Athlone. A great time was had by all.


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 Game Results
Portlaoise (60) vs U21 Men (50)
Friday, January 30, 2015
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Senior Men (77) vs Portlaoise Silver (88)
Friday, January 23, 2015
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Under 12 Girls PHOENIX (32) vs Under 12 Girls TIGERS (5)
Friday, January 23, 2015
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Under 14 Girls (49) vs Kestrels Red (4)
Sunday, January 18, 2015
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Athlone (20) vs Under 12 Boys (10)
Sunday, January 18, 2015
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Portlaoise (20) vs Under 12 Boys (10)
Sunday, January 18, 2015
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Under 14 Girls (24) vs Clonaslee (19)
Sunday, January 18, 2015
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 Next Game
Kestrels vs Under 18 Girls
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:00 am
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Athlone vs Under 18 Girls
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 12:10 pm
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Kestrels vs Under 18 Boys
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:00 pm
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Portlaoise vs Under 18 Boys
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 5:00 pm
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Longford Falcons vs Under 18 Boys
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 6:30 pm
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Naas vs Under 14 Boys
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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Under 12 Girls FLAMES vs Clonaslee
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 6:15 pm
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