since January 1, 2012
TULLAMORE BASKETBALL CLUB
Tullamore Basketball Club Mission Statement 2015
Tullamore Basketball Club aims to provide an enjoyable, safe, environment for all our members to develop basketball techniques and life skills in a fair and respectful manner, where a sense of belonging and achievement is promoted through teamwork.
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.
Nov 23, 2015, 9:53 pm
Match report re U 16 boys V Gliders
Tullamore u 16 boys had a good win over Gliders today with a final score of 36 - 33. Tullamore started well with a lead of 5 points at the end of the first quarter. Gliders fought back well and headed into the last quarter two points up. The boys from Tullamore showed great composure to get back in front in the last quarter there man to man defensive paying huge dividends. Great credit to both teams who worked so hard especially defensively which lead to a very entertaining match to watch. Scorers Tullamore: Alim Hillard Dolan 20 pts, Ciaran Farrell 7 pts, Conor Flynn 3 pts, Shane Enright 2 pts, John Fahy 2 pts and Adam Cuddy 2 pts, Scorers Gliders: Borris Wiwat 13 pts, Matas Doyynidon 8pts Johnathan Tougher 4 pts, Stephen Mulpeter 3 pts, Jack Hogan 2 pts, David Moore 2 pts, Ben Mccann 1pt.
Nov 20, 2015, 10:07 pm
The Tullamore Girls U16 team had a very challenging first home game of the season against Kestrels, the Portarlington Basketball Club. The Portarlington team started very strongly clocking up 16 points without reply in the first quarter. A good score by Niamh Lydon put Tullamore’s first points on the board. The Tullamore girls had to work very hard to reduce Kestrels scoring rate. The team’s defensive commitment and work rate started to pay dividends and Kestrels weren’t to repeat the high scoring first quarter. The Portarlington team were very strong in all aspects of the game. Tullamore offensively were made to work very hard for every scoring opportunity. Roisin O’Brien and Niamh McGann got themselves on the scoreboard for Tullamore and a number of very good scoring efforts just didn’t ‘find net’ on the day. At the close, a good win for a very capable Kestrels team and a strong, committed effort by the Tullamore girls, despite the disappointing opening quarter.
Nov 8, 2015, 7:35 pm
Old Leighlin ( Carlow ) : 41 Tullamore 23
Tullamore Girls U16 have finally got their season off to a start with their
first match against Old Leighlin in Carlow. Having braved the elements for
the long drive down, Tullamore faced a team that were a few inches taller in
every position on the court. Not deterred, Tullamore got off to a strong
start with early scores from Niamh McGann and Roisin O'Brien, but by the end
of the first quarter Old Leighlin's height was paying them dividends under
both baskets and they led 13-5. Tullamore held their own and fought hard all
over the court with key scores from Rebecca Poole and Clodagh Cullen and
strong defence from Aine McDaid and Katie Mangan, however it wasn't enough
to counteract Old Leighlin's height and power under the basket, and they ran
out winners of what was otherwise a very enjoyable start to the season.
Tullamore U 16 boys had a good start to the season with a win over Porltoiase B team with a score of 39 - 22. All in all it was a good overall team performance for Tullamore. Tullamore took the first quarter to settle into the game leading 14 - 9 heading into the second quarter. With some great defence in the second quarter they held Portlaoise scoreless. Ciaran farrell scored a lovely 3 pointer on the buzzer to put Tullamore 28 - 9 up at half time. The teamwork continued through the second half. Defensively guards Alim Hillard Dolan, Shane Enright, Ciaran Farrell, Alan Slattery John Fahy and Ciaran Digan forTullamore put good pressure on the ball resulting in valuable turnovers and this was supported by some great rebounding by Adam Cuddy, Jack Mitchell, Adam Griffin and Dilanas Zigutiene. Scorers for Tullamore were Ciaran Farrell 14 pts, Adam Cuddy 10 pts, Alim Hillard Dolan 9 pts, Shane Enright 4 pts, John Fahy 2pts and a great 2 pts from Alan Slattery. Scorers for Portlaoise Ben O Reilly 5 pts Tommy Maher 5 pts, Jake Byrne 4 pts, Leon Holland 2 pts, Billy Whaley 2 pts, Shane Buggy 2 pts Liam Keenan 2 pts.
Oct 25, 2015, 7:59 pm
The u12 girls had the honour of being the first team from the club to get the 2015/16 midland leagues underway. Well done to the team who started in the best possible way with a win over Clonaslee this morning.The sides were tied at half time and in truth it took until the 4th quarter before Tullamore took control to run out 24-16 winners, Aine Bermingham, Kate Healy, Eimear Galvin and Hannah Carey led the scoring. The team was Kate Healy, Shauna Slattery, Eimear Galvin, Hannah Carey, Aine Bermingham, Saorah Doyle,Ciara Lydon, Emily Cunningham,Maeve McGreal, Sophine Thornton Aoibheann Howard, Aoife Shaw, Lauren Shortall and Angel Uwaeme. Well done to coaches Orla and Mareks
Club News 19th April TOP4 2105
Apr 26, 2015, 3:42 pm
Final Four Weekend 2015
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 our two under 12 girls team Flames and phoenix. It was a close game throughout with Flames finally prevailing on a 25-17 scoreline . Next up were the under 12 boys who lost out to league winners Kestrels in the semi-final. The majority of the boys u12 teams are underage again next year so hopes are high for next season. The under 18 boys faced up to Kestrels in their semi-final on Friday night. Unfortunately it was the Portarlington side who ran out winners 70-40. The under 14 boys also gave a good account of themselves going down against a strong Kestrels side in their semi-final 36-54. Our U16 Girls gave a good account of themselves against a strong Portlaoise side before going down 22-61 on Saturday morning in Portarlington. Without doubt the performance of Flames in the u12 Final will be remembered for a long time. They led a strong Portlaoise from the start of the game until the last minute when Portlaoise drew level. Flames regained the lead before Portlaoise were awarded free throws. They scored the first to leave one it but missed the second and unfortunately for Flames, Portlaoise rebounded and scored to give them a one point lead. Flames attacked immediately and saw alast second shot just fall short. Tullamore Flames’ Jennifer Wyer received the trophy for the Most Improved U12 player across the whole league for 2014/15. A well deserved award for Jennifer.
Club Mixed League The season has not quite ended for some of our other underage teams as their will be a Mixed league on Thursdays from 7pm in Colaiste Choilm.
Community Games: Tullamore have entered teams in U13 boys, U13 girls, U16 Girls and U11 Mixed Basketball. We still have 3 places on the U11 mixed team for boys if anyone would like to try it. Boys have to be living in Tullamore Parish and have a birth date after 31/08/04. Please ring 0861013256 if interested.
Athlones Laura Mullally Pruit coach in Chestnut Hill US.
Susan Moran coaching how to shoot free throws video