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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 22nd March
Mar 22, 2015, 9:49 pm

St Patricks Day Parade Tullamore Basketball Club received great news last Tuesday when the club was chosen as the best sports entry in the Tullamore St Patricks Day Parade. It was noted how all members were bouncing a ball as the marched along the streets.  A vert special thanks to all players, coaches and parents who walked in the parade and all those who helped organise the day especially Martina Spain who organised refreshments afterwards for marchers and a few other stragglers also!

U12 Girls. Pride of place this week goes to Team Flames 12 girls who wrapped up the club's first ever girls midland League title in Portarlington last Saturday with a 30-10 win over a gallant Kestrels side. Thanks to all parents and supporters who came along this morning. The team on Saturday was Orlaith Connolly, Mia O Mahoney, Sarah Jane Lynam, Maedhbh O Brien, Aoife Farrell, Emma Glavin , Ellie Glavin, Kate Healy, Jennifer Wyer, Aimee Bard, Jean Carson and Sinat Azeez.

U14 Girls. The U14 girls travelled to play Kilcock in the Big East Tournament on Sunday and came away with a well deserved victory.

U12 Boys Once again the u12 boys played out of their skins in the last round of league games where they were defeated by home side Portlaoise but bounced back to beat Athlone for the first time this season. This result cemented their place in the Top4.

Senior Men The senior team has a resounding win over Athy Demons 111-67 on Friday last in Colaiste Choilm . This was the teams last game for this season. Dominik Skura 26, Kacper Skura 23 ans Kasys Garkauskas 17 led all scorers. Well done and thanks to coach Nico Mvula and Team Organiser Martin McManus on all the work they put into the team since last September.

Top 4 The finale of the juvenile basketball season takes place this week with knockout semi-final games across all age groups. The complete fixtures had not been finalised when going to print but Tullamore will have their best representation yet in this years’ tournament. U12 Boys U14 Boys, U18 Boys, U18 Girls U12 Girls Phoenix and U12 Girls Flames are all due to take part. Best wishes are extended to all the teams. Hopefully the games will be enjoyed by all.  All fixtures will be on the club website www.tullamorebasketballclub.com and on the club facebook site when they are available.  U18 girls are due to play their semi-final at home in Colaiste Choilm against Portlaoise at 7:30 on Wednesday 25th March.

Our Club Mixed Boys and Girls  League begins got underway last Thursday 6:30pm in Colaiste Choilm and will continue for next 8 weeks excluding Easter Holidays with a Finals evening in May.


Club News 15th March 2015
Mar 15, 2015, 6:56 pm

U16 Girls: On Wednesday last Tullamore U16sfinished their seasonon a high when they  defeated Kestrels 32-28.  The Tullamore girls had to battle all the way. In fact it was only a series of late made free throws that gave the girls a cushion near the end. Well done to all the girls who played this year and thanks to coach Paul Cullen for putting so much time into the team all season. Tullamore team and scorers: Katie Guinan(4), Aoibheann O Mahoney (14), Lydia Coyne, Aisling Lydon(2), Jennifer Glavin(Capt) (5), Celia Hynes and Emily Geoghegan Clodagh Cullen(5), Ciara Coughlan(2) Clodagh Redmond and Greta Zelionkaite.

U18 Boys. Tullamore u18s had a good win on Tuesday last over Clonaslee 78-43. In truth Tullamore were much stronger all through and were comfortable winners. The Tullamore team and scorers were Deividas Remeikis(19), Liam Og O hOistin(18), Dominik Skura(19), Keane Cahill Byrne(5), Edvinas Roscenkovas(11), Matthew Keenan(6), Ciaran O Toole, Hugh Byrne and Ernestas Barsauskas.

U21 Men The U21s were defeated by a physically stronger Portlaoise side in Colaiste Choilm last Friday night. The team was Daragh Fogarty, Chris Todd, Kacper Skura, Dominik Skura, Paulius Simkevicius, Tomas Ramelis, Devidas Rimeikis and Ciaran O Toole.

U16 Boys. The U16 Boys finished their season also last Sunday in Portarlington where they were defeated by Portlaoise. It looked a very different story at the end od the 1st quarter where Tullamore led 11-4. A number of missed lay-ups cost Tullamore though and Portlaoise made telling substitutions which turned the game in their favour. Tullamore Team: Edvinas Roscenkovas, Oisin Rice, Ciaran Farrell, Matas Naudziunas, Adam Cuddy,  Cathal Kavanagh, Cian O Mahoney and Cian Cronly.

NBCC Div 1 Final 2015Congratulations to Tullamores Kacper Skura on collecting a  Division 1 Higher Education league championship medal last Wednesday in the National Arena in Tallaght with his IT Carlow team mates. Commiserations to Kacpers brother Sebastian Skura, a member of  the  defeated NUI Galway panel. It certainly was a proud a day for Tullamore BC.

St Patricks Day Parade. Tullamore club member marched in the Tullamore parade for the first time last Tuesday. Thanks to all who attended. The club are presently collecting Topaz cash for clubs fuel cards. If you can help out please pass on completed cards to club coaches or members.

Next weekend a number of important games take place. Our seniors finish off their league season with a home game against Athy on Friday night. Our u14 girls were invited to the Big East Tournament in Kilcock. Pride of place goes to our U12 Girls team Flames who will secure the Midland League Title if they can defeat Kestrels in Portarlington on Saturday next. Our U16 Club Summer League begins next Thursday 19th in Colaiste Choilm. Teams and Fivtures on website

Fixtures: Friday 20thSenior Men v Athy in Colaiste Choilm. March Saturday 21st March in Colaiste Iosagan Portarlington U12 Girls Midland League; 10am Tullamore Flames V Kestrels  10am. Sunday 22th March in  Portlaoise m U12 Boys V Portlaoise at 10am and  12.05pm v Athlone. Kilcock U14 girls Tournament : Tullamore V Dunshaughlin 11:30am and Kilcock at 12:40pm. U21 men v Kilkenny Stars at 12 o clock in Colaiste Choilm. U12 and U11 girls play Kilkenny Stars at 1pm and 2pm also in Colaiste Choilm.


Club News 8th March
Mar 8, 2015, 9:34 pm

All Ireland 3rd Level Colleges League Division 1 Final: Wednesday 11th March will be a red letter day for Tullamore Basketball Club as Senior team Member Kacper Skura becomes the first Tullamore player to play in an All-Ireland Colleges Division 1 Final when he lines out for Carlow IT in the blue riband Final. Tullamore BC wish Kacper, his team mates and Coach Conroy the very best of luck. We know that some club members will be in attendance in the National Arena in Tallaght for the Final to support Kacper but for those who can’t make it the game will be streamed live with commentary on the Basketball Ireland Website tipping off at 1:30pm.

U18 Girls Our u18 girls had an outstanding win against Athlone last Saturday in Colaiste Choilm. Although six different players got on the scoresheet it was their stingy defence that ensured the win, holding a free scoring Athlone side to less than 30 points was a huge achievement. The game was extremely tight entering the final quarter with Athlone leading by two points in a low scoring game. Both teams threw off the shackles in a free scoring final quarter but it was some long range shots which dropped for the Tullamore girls that allowed them to win the final quarter 16-12 and so finishing the game ahead 31-29. Team and scorers against Athlone: Rachael Dunne (Capt) (2), Caoimhe Guinan, Rachel Heffernan O Brien (2), Aoibheann O Mahoney (10) Amy Galvin(2), Aisling Lydon, Rebecca O Mahoney (8) and Maisie Currams (7). Tullamore now go forward to play Portlaoise in the Top 4 semi-final.

U12 Boys The most exciting game of the weekend took place in Colaiste Choilm last Friday night where Tullamore u12 Boys and Kestrels went head to head. The game see sawed throughout with the lead changing hands constantly. It all went down to the last 2 minutes with both sides seeing scoring efforts just rimming out. In a welter of excitement Tullamore were just edged out by one point 25-26. Tullamore team and scorers: Fiachra Carroll, Brian Malone, Adam Kelly(4), Daire McDaid(5), Alex Cuddy(2), Fionan Redmond(8), Brian Whitaker, Robbie Gallagher(2), Luke Burke, Cillian Burke(4).

U14 Boys: The under 14 boys won each of their games last Sunday by over 10 points in each game against Gliders and Kestrels. These win cement their qualification for the Top 4 tournament on the 28th/29th March in Portarlington. Tullamore Team: Oisin Rice, Sean Courtney,Dean Carroll, Kevin Slattery, John Fahey , Adam Griffin, Paul Sheehan, Ciaran Digan, Shane Lynam, Cian Rice, Luke Carey and Colm Farrell.

U18 Boys. Tullamore u18s had two good wins on Saturday last over Athlone and Longford Falcons. They played a back games against Clonaslee on Tuesday 10th and have another game to go against Portlaoise.  Good results in these two could put the team in with a shout of qualification for the Top 4 Tournament.

Fixtures: Wednesday 11th     7:30pm U16 Girls v Kestrels inColaiste Choilm. Friday 13th March 9pm U21 Men v Portlaoise Saturday 14th March 11am U16 Girls  v Athlone in Our Ladys Bower Athlone Sunday 15th March 11am U16 Boys V Portlaoise in Colaiste Iosagain.


Club News 01 March
Mar 1, 2015, 5:47 pm

Tullamore Senior Mens. Hard luck to Senior team on their two defeats last Friday and Saturday nights. In the Friday night game v Lit Pol, they played their best basketball of the year in the third quarter turning a 22-33 deficit at half time to a 41-40 lead. Hot shooting from Kacper Skura allied to a number of steals from Sebastian Skura and Kasys Garkauskas set up what could have been a landmark victory. Victor Vaitkus was also doing well inside but huge credit to Lit Pol they withstood the Tullamore onslaught and were worthy winners. The game had the novel sight of 3 referees for a Midland League game and in fairness all three did well. Final score: Tullamore (22)57 LitPol (33)64 Tullamore top scorers Sebastian Skura 20 Kacper Skura 13 Victor Vaitcus 6. The following night the team were heavily beaten by Kestrels 54-83                                                                               U10 Girls An Enjoyable day was had on Saturday last by our u10 Girls team along with our neighbours in Clonaslee Basketball at our 3v3 Blitz. 40 girls in total and a boys team from Clonaslee took part. Four game went on simultaneously on the Colaiste Choilm court using the side baskets ensuring 24 kids played at once. The session lasted 2 hours so all kids went home tired. It was obvious after the first half hour how passing and movement improved even in kids this young, as they are getting much more touches of the ball compared to the 5v5 game.Fixtures: Midland Leagues Senior Men v Old Leighlin away Friday 6th March at 9:15pm.On Saturday 7th March U18 GirlsV Athlone 11am and Portlaoise 12:30pm in Our Ladys Bower Athlone. U18 Boys V Athlone 12:30pm , Clonaslee 3:30pm and Longford Falcons 6pm in Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington. Sunday March 8th U14 Boys V Gliders at 1:30pm and Kestrels at 3:30pm in St Marys Hall Portlaoise.


Club News 22nd February
Feb 22, 2015, 9:02 pm

U12 Girls. TheThree u12 girls teams played in the Midland League in St Marys Hall Portlaoise last Saturday, Team Phoenix must take pride of place with two super wins over Kestrels and Athlone. Phoenix lived up to their name by coming back from the ashes when only taking the lead against Athlone in the last minute and a half owing to great steals from Shauna Slattery and finishing from Eimear Galvin. In a welter of excitement Athlone came back to within a point with some outstanding free throws but with Saraid Mcdonald and Keisha O Brien throwing body and soul into defending their basket they held out for the one point victory 22-21. Seven different players got on the score sheet against Kestrels in a 41-4 win. Team and scorers: Keisha O Brien(4), Maeve McGreal, Saraid McDonald(4), Shauna Slattery(7), Eimear Galvin(8), Emma Hand(5), Abbi Foley, Angel Tormey, Sophie Bracken, Lucy Fennelly(4) and Katie Bourke(9). Team Flames were up next against Portlaoise. Flames are well ahead at the top of the league with two games to play but they suffered their first defeat of the season in this game to a physical home side. Team and scorers Orlaith Connolly, Mia O Mahoney, Sarah Jane Lynam, Maedhbh O Brien(5), Aoife Farrell, Emma Glavin (2), Ellie Glavin (8), Kate Healy, Jennifer Wyer, Jean Carson and Sinat Azeez. Team Tigers were next into action against Porlaoise and they finished their season with another improving performance. Tigers: Ciara Lydon, Ava Dempsey, Aoibheann Howard, Aine Bermingham and Aoibheann Grehan.

U14 Girls The Tullamore U14s put in two strong performances last Sunday in Portlaoise. They defeated Kestrels by 23-18 and went down by only 14 points to table toppers Portlaoise. A notable event was a 3 point score by still u12 player Maedhbh O Brien. We believe Maedhbh to be the youngest player either boys or girls ever from the club to score a long range 3 with the full size 6 ball in competition. It bodes well for the future for Maedhbh. The Tullamore was Niamh Lydon, Niamh Conroy, Rachel Conroy, Eabha Fulton, Aoife Maher, Aine McDaid, Leah Spollen, Maedhbh O Brien, Roisin O Brien and Emma Hand.

Tullamore Senior Mens team lost heavily to Mullingar 42-83 last week in the league in Clonaslee. Top scorers for Tullamore wereKacper Skura 14, Sean Ahern 8, Sean Spollen 6. The team faces make or break games at home in Colaiste Choilm this week against Old Leighlin on Tuesday at 8pm and against Lit-Pol on Friday at 9pm.

Primary Schools Basketball: Well done to all schools who took part in the Finals in Colaiste Choilm especially Ballinamere NS, Ballinagar NS and Scoil Bhride Clara who all won trophies.

Fixtures: Our youngest team, the u10 girls along with our friends in Clonaslee BC u10s take part in a pilot of the very popular 3v3 format of basketball in Colaiste Choilm next Saturday 28th February from 12:30-2:30. Our older juvenile players are helping to referee. The blitz in preceeded by u21 Men v Portlaoise at 11:15am.


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 Game Results
Athlone (20) vs Under 12 Boys (25)
Sunday, March 22, 2015
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Kilcock (25) vs Under 14 Girls (15)
Sunday, March 22, 2015
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Portlaoise (25) vs Under 12 Boys (20)
Sunday, March 22, 2015
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Kestrels (10) vs Under 12 Girls FLAMES (30)
Saturday, March 21, 2015
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Senior Men (111) vs Athy BC (67)
Friday, March 20, 2015
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Kestrels (73) vs Under 18 Boys (60)
Monday, March 16, 2015
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Portlaoise (50) vs Under 16 Boys (36)
Sunday, March 15, 2015
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