since January 1, 2012
TULLAMORE BASKETBALL CLUB
For your Basketballs and Basketball Equipment requirements please support our sponsor
CLICK ON IMAGES ABOVE TO ACCESS SHOP
10% OFF ALL PRODUCTS FOR TULLAMORE BC MEMBERS
TULLAMORE BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMP 2013
TULLAMORE U16 GIRLS MIDLAND LEAGUE AND CUP RUNNERS UP 2013
SHS FIRST YEARS reach All Ireland Semi Final 2012
Sacred Heart Secondary School First Years 2012 who won bronze All Ireland medals. Twelve members of Tullamore BC under 14 girls team are on the SHS team.The successful SHS team was Maisie Currams, Rebecca O Mahoney, Isobel Browne, Celia Hynes, Ailbhe Byrne, Brid Molyneaux, Caoimhe Guinan, Emily Bailey, Aisling Fox, Rachel Heffernan, Aoife Spain, Aoibheann O Mahoney, Amy Galvin and Coach Niamh McEnhill.
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
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
Club News 01 December 2013
Dec 1, 2013, 8:30 pm
U18 Boys. Tullamore u18s defeated Naas 59-31 in Coláiste Choilm last Saturday with Paulius Simkevicius scoring 18 points, Liam Og O hOistin 15 and Dominik Skura 11. Unfortunately the boys lost to Portlaoise 44-55 despite Dominik Skuras 24 point tour-de-force. Paulius Simkevicius scored 9 and Jordan Hoang 5 in this game.
Senior Men. The seniors had a huge win over Athy Demons 2 away last Saturday evening on a scoreline of 91-48. Team and scorers: C.McNiff (29) S.Spollen (14) K.Skura (13) M.Matulis (11) T.Feery (9) D.Fogarty (8) M.Kelly (7) E.McCabe.
U14 Boys: The under 14 boys had two games in Athlone on Sunday last. In their first game against Kestrels a slow start to the first quarter cost them some scores, nevertheless they scored basket for basket from then on to lose by 15 on a scoreline of 22-37. This was a big improvement against opponents that were 40 points ahead in their previous encounter two months ago. Top scorers: Cian O Mahoney 7, Stephen Fitzgerald 4, Arnas Jasiukevicius 4. In their second game, they lost 18-46 to an excellent Portlaoise side. A notable feature for Tullamore was seven different players getting on the scoresheet. Cillian Fogarty and Eoin O Connor got in for nice baskets with Sean Courtney showing some great long range shooting. Adam Griffin had some nice assists after his first outing at point guard.
Fixtures: Friday 6th December Senior Men V Lit-Pol in St Brendans Birr at 7pm. Saturday 7th December U16 Girls v Athlone in Portarlington at 11am. Sunday 8th December U16 Boys v Kildare Gliders at 10am and Athlone at 12:20pm in Newbridge.
Nov 24, 2013, 7:19 pm
The senior team played two games last week losing to Ballon in a contest that was close the whole game through. The final score was 62-76. Top scorers for Tullamore. S.Skura (29), M.McManus (16) C.McNiff (9). In their other league game they defeated Athy 54-38.Top scorers S Skura 26pts C McNiff 15pts M McManus 6pts.
Tommy Keogh U10 Tournament
The highlight of last weekend was the Tommy Keogh Tournament in Athlone. Tullamore entered a
Boys team for the first time while the girls were defending the title they won last year. The boys
played very well defeating both Athlone and Kestrels. Unfortunately they did not reach the final as
they were one player less than the required number of players under the Passerell Basketball Rules.
Well done to all the boys and Coach Mark Kelly. Special word to Luke Bourke who gave a scoring
The girls team defeated Kestrels in the group stages and lost to Athlone before playing Clonaslee. In
a closely contested game Clonaslee won on a last second shot but The Tullamore Girls qualified for
the final as Clonaslee had just 9 players. The final played on the full court was tight in the beginning
before Athlone scored 5 baskets to lead 10-0 at half time. The Tullamore girls led superbly by Shauna
Slattery, Kate Healy and Robyn Evans came out fighting in the third quarter and score by score
closed the gap before going in tied at end of the third. Scores were hard to come by in the 4th
quarter but it was the home side who scored two late baskets to ensure victory. Coaches Mairead
Galvin and Julie Slattery were extremely proud of the girls as they received their silver medals at the
presentation. Well done to all Boys and Girls who took part and thanks to all at Athlone BC for
running such a great tournament.
Fixtures: Saturday 30th November: U18 boys V Portlaoise at 11:30am and Naas at 3:15pm in Coláiste Choilm Tullamore. Senior Men v Athy Demons away 7pm. Sunday 1st December: U14 Boys V Kestrels at 12:15pm and Portlaoise at 2:45pm in Bower Athlone.
Tullamore U10 Boys team
Back Row Left to right:Coach Mark Kelly, Fiachra Carroll, Dan Daly, Alex Cuddy, Luke Bourke, Fionan Redmond. Front Row Cian Malone, Robbie Gallagher, Brian Connolly and Brian Malone.
Tullamore U10 Girls team
Back Row Left to right: Shauna Slattery, Lucy O Brien, Robyn Evans, Eimear Galvin, Aoife Shaw, Orlaith Keyes, Kate Healy, Aoibheann Grehan. Front Row: Abbi Foley, Ciara Lydon, Chloe Buggy, Maeve McGreal and Aishlinn Viret.
Nov 14, 2013, 9:57 pm
Schools Basketball BothSacred Heart u16s and Coláiste Choilm 19s bowed out of the Midland Leaguers at the semi final stages with losses to Coláiste Iosagán Portarlington last week. A last quarter run denied the SHS girls while the boys had their group game win overturned by the Port lads. Congratulations to Gallen CS U16 girls who have made the U16C All Ireland semi finals for the second yeat in succession. They face Cork opposition in the semi final with an appearance in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght as the prize.
Club Results: There was a lot of club games last weekend at various age groups: The Senior Men defeated Athy Demons easily with guards Sebastian Skura and Conor McNiff leading the way on the scoresheet.
In the u12 Girls League Tullamore Flames defeated Clonaslee while Tullamore Phoenix were defeated by a physical Portlaoise side. Flames and Phoenix then provided an enjoyable encounter with Phoenix prevailing. Tullamore Phoenix: Abbie Harte, Rachel Conroy, Niamh Conroy, Aoife Redmond, Aoife Kavanagh, Aoibheann Nyhan, Rose Dunne, Sinat Azeez, Saraid McDonald, Jennifer Wyer, Eabha Enright and Michaela Little. Tullamore Flames: Ellie Glavin , Kate Healy, Emma Hand, Maedhbh O Brien, Sarah Jane Lynam, Mia O Mahoney, Emma Glavin, Orlaith Connolly, Katie Bourke, Lucy Fennelly, Aoife Farrell and Shauna Slattery.
U14 Girls League Tullamore Flames - got their new season off to a great start leading Kestrels by 14 to 11 at half time, with 6 out of 10 players contributed scores and a strong defence. Unfortunately they weren't able to keep up the pace with Kestrels pulling ahead in the 3rd quarter. A high foul count from an aggressive defence left Tullamore in free shots trouble in the 4th quarter and despite a late run of scores by Sarah Keogh it wasn't enough to close the gap.In their second match against Portlaoise, Tullamore Flames again got off to a great start, leading at half time. However a strong individual performance by Portlaoise's star player proved too much for Tullamore in the end.A great team performance across both matches ensured the day was both enjoyable and a great learning opportunity, with 11 different players getting onto the scoreboard.
Tullamore Phoenix – Girls U14 also recently started their season with two games against Clonaslee and Longford. For many of the Tullamore girls , it was their first competitive game and they acquitted themselves very well. In the Clonaslee game , they started very strongly and only trailed by 4 points at half time. The game was won by the more experienced Clonaslee side but Tullamore Phoenix played with great determination throughout, with many of the girls getting some fine scores. The second game against Longford was a closer affair. Tullamore Phoenix used their height advantage, rebounding and defending very well. Longford, however were a very fast team and were eventual winners. Tullamore Phoenix gained valuable experience, learned a lot from both games and most importantly, enjoyed their first taste of competitive Club Basketball.
The U12 Boys lost out to very strong opposition from home side Kestrels and Athlone in Portarlington on Sunday last.
Primary Schools Basketball: The Offaly Primary Schools Premier Basketballleague tips off this Thursday in St Marys Hall with developmental games from 2:30-4:30. Schools taking part include, St Philomenas, Mucklagh, Scoil Bhríde Clara, Gaelscoil and Ballinagar. Schools please message Facebook Offaly Primary Basketball Association if interested in taking part.
Fixtures: Saturday 23nd November: Senior Men v Legion in the Midland Cup in Rochfortbridge 7pm. Sunday 24th November: U10 Boys and U10 Girls take part in the annual Tommy Keogh tournament in Athlone 11-4pm.
Nov 10, 2013, 6:41 pm
Senior Mens. The Midland league game with Portlaoise was postponed due to a bereavement in Portlaoise. Tullamore BC send their condolences to the Kelly Family to all in Portlaoise Panthers BC.
U12 Boys Games Report TheBoys took part in their first round of fixtures in Colaiste Iosagain recently. The first game they faced Portlaoise. The boys took an early lead, there was some excellent play by the boys, with some impressive passing, great teamwork and super defence, but in the last 2 mins Portlaoise took the lead for the first time and went on to win 13-10. In the second game against Clonaslee, the boys played some great defence, the ball just wouldnt go into the basket just unlucky, but the boys put in a great performance and were narrowly beaten 8-6 at the end. It was a great start to the season especially with such a young squad, but each player was superb today and I couldnt ask anymore for them, all we can do is continue to improve and develop at training, and there is a making of a great team with all of these boys. The players today were Colm Farrell (Some great passes , worked hard and super basket in second game), Naoise Dunne(super defence and ran his heart out), Mateus Lima (Top scorer in first game, MVP of the day , great display of skill), Brian Malone( worked hard, great passing, some super offensive rebounds), Cian Malone( great defense, always on th run ,super passing) Fionan Redmond( super display, great dribbling and passing, super effort ), Robbie Gallagher( great defense, great dribbling scored from the free throw line), Fiachra Carroll( great passing, worked hard in offence), Andrew Jaffray( great game against Clonaslee, super effort, set up a basket, some super passing), Luke Burke (Ran the floor very well, great defense and on transit super passing, scored a great basket against clonaslee). Well done to all the boys, on what was a great display of basketball.
U16 Girls The under 16 girls went down 30-53 to a very strong Panthers team last Saturday. Maisie Currams tried hard for the Tullamore girls while Aoife Spain and Shannon Coyne had some nice scores. The team was Rachael Dunne (Captain), Maisie Currams, Emily Bailey, Rebecca O Mahoney, Aoibheann O Mahoney, Aoife Spain, Aisling Lydon, Chloe Harte, Rachel Heffernan O Brien, Shannon Coyne.
U16 Boys The under 16 boys continued their good form against the home side in Clonaslee on Sunday last winning 47-30. Jordan Huang game an MVP performance while Keane Cahill Byrne also played very well. All other players saw significant court time. The team was Edvinas Roscenkovas, Jordan Huang, Deveidas Rimeikis, Keane Cahill Byrne,Tadhg Phelan, Hugh Byrne, Matas Naudziunas, Michael Feely and Jack Dunne Goodings.
Schools Basketball Colaiste Choilm U19s had a great 12 point win over a star studded Colaiste Iosagan side recently. They will most likely face each other in the Midland A League Semi Final shortly again. Sacred Heart u16s are hopeful of also taking on Colaiste Iosagan in the Midland League Semi Final later this week. Their final position will be determined by score difference as they are involved in a 3 way tie on points.
Fixtures: Friday 15th November Senior Men v Athy Demons 7:45pm in Coláiste Choilm. Saturday 16th U12 Girls League Tullamore Phoenix v Portlaoise 11am, Tullamore Flames v Clonaslee at 1pm. Phoenix V Flames at 3pm. Sunday 17thth U14 Girls League Tullamore Phoenix v Kestrels 10 and Athlone 3pm. Tullamore Flames v Kestrels and Clonaslee at 11 and Longford at 4pm All games in Colaiste Choilm. U12 Boys V Athlone at 12 and Kestrels at 2pm. in Colaiste Iosagan.
Tullamore BC Flag Day will take place on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November in Tullamore. Please support.
Nov 3, 2013, 6:23 pm
U14 Boys: The under 14 boys had two games in Colaiste Choilm on Sunday last. In their first game against Kildare Gliders, a last quarter full court press reduced an eight point deficit to just one point with 7 seconds on the clock. Gliders managed to hold out despite Tullamore’s gallant efforts. Ciaran Farrell, Arnas Jasiukevicius and Adam Cuddy top scored for the boys with 8 points each. In their second game, Tullamore were too strong for Athlone BC and ran out winners by 40 points to 22. Cian O Mahoney with 11 points and Sean Courtney with 8 points top scored.
U18 Boys. Kestrels defeated the Tullamore u18s by a large margin on Saturday last, but bounced back well to beat Naas by over 30 points in their second game.
Schools Basketball. In the final round of Midland Schools League games, Colaiste Choilm are at home to Colaiste Iosagan Portarlington in U16 and U19 games with a semi-final place up for grabs for the winners. Sacred Heart U16 team face Clonaslee College on Wednesday in Clonaslee.
Fixtures: Friday 8th November Senior Men V Team O Loughlins Portlaoise, Tip off at 8:45.Saturday 9th November U20 Boys v Kestrels and Portlaoise in Portarlington. U16 Girls v Kestrels at 12:20pm and Portlaoise at 2:40pm in Clonaslee. Sunday 10th November U16 Boys v Clonaslee at 10am and Kestrels at 12:20pm in Clonaslee Community Centre.
Tullamore BC Flag Day will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November in Tullamore. Please support.
Athlones Laura Mullally Pruit coach in Chestnut Hill US.
Susan Moran coaching how to shoot free throws video