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OUR UNDER 10 GIRLS AT THE PORTLAOISE BLITZ JANUARY 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.

Latest News


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.


Club News 22/11/15
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.


Club News 15/11/15
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.


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 Game Results
Portlaoise (52) vs Under 14 Girls Div 1 (38)
Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Portlaoise (38) vs Under 14 Girls Div 2 (16)
Friday, February 5, 2016
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Under 14 Boys (15) vs Longford Falcons (56)
Sunday, January 31, 2016
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Under 16 Boys (46) vs Longford Falcons (50)
Sunday, January 31, 2016
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Under 16 Girls (20) vs Longford Falcons (75)
Sunday, January 31, 2016
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Under 12 Boys (32) vs Longford Falcons (18)
Sunday, January 31, 2016
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Clonaslee (28) vs Under 16 Girls (30)
Saturday, January 23, 2016
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