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U16 Girls Team with Coach Niamh McEnhill. Semi Finalists in Longford Invitational Tournament 2014
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
Mar 2, 2014, 9:09 pm
U18 Boys: The u18 boys played three games last week. They gave an outstanding performance against Portlaoise on Tuesday night in Colaiste Choilm. Tullamore led for long stretches aided by 3 three pointers from Dominik Skura. They were only 3 points adrift at the end of the third quarter with Liam Og O hOistin playing very well. Unfortunately Portlaoise finished stronger to run out winners 66-58. Tullamore team and scorers: Matas Karaitis 2, Kazimiras Garkauskas 7, Jordan Huang 4, Keane Cahill Byrne, Anthony Briggs, Liam Og O hOistin 14, Ciaran O Toole, Ross Muldowney, Devidas Remeikis 2, Dominik Skura 17 and Paulus Simkevicius 10. On Saturday last the boys secured their Final Four tournament place with a comprehensive win over Naas where they will again renew rivalry with Portlaoise.
U14 Boys: The under 14 boys qualified for the Final Four Tournament at the end of March with two victories on Sunday last in Portarlington. In their first game they defeated Athlone 31-22. Arnas Jasiukevicius hit some nice baskets while Shane Enright top scored with 8 points. In the second game Sean Courtney led the way with 8 points while Cian O Mahoney hit an impressive 3 pointer in a 27-22 win over Gliders.. Tullamore u14 team and scorers for both games: Ciaran Farrell 7, Shane Enright 14, Cian Cronly 4, Sean Courtney 14, Cian O Mahoney 9, Adam Griffin, Eoin O Connor 4, Adam Cuddy Arnas Jasiukevicius 4, Cillian Fogarty, Ciaran Digan, Conor Brennan, John Fahey and Stephen Dolan 2.
The action heats up further this week with a number of Midland League fixtures. Our U16 girls will also take part in the Longford annual tournament next Sunday 9th March where they are drawn in a group with the home side Falcons and a Mayo Regional select side. The girls and coaches are wished the best of luck. Fixtures: Wednesday 4th March U16 Girls V Kestrels in Coláiste Choilm at 8pm. Friday 6th March Senior Men V Lit-Pol Birr in Coláiste Choilm at 8:45pm and U16 Boys v Clonaslee at 7pm in Clonaslee. Saturday 8th March U16 Girls v Athlone at 1:30pm in Our Lady’s Bower Athlone. U20 Boys v Kestrels at 10am and Kestrels at 1pm in Portlaoise. Sunday 9th March U16 Boys v Athlone at 11am and Gliders at 3pm in St Marys Hall, Portlaoise.
Club News 16th February 2014
Feb 16, 2014, 9:12 pm
Where to start reviewing last weekends’ basketball action? First of all, it must be stated what a proud two days it was for the club to be able to put seven juvenile teams on various courts throughout the midlands. Over 100 children donned the Tullamore colours and each and every one of them were a credit to themselves and their coaches. Congratulations to our u12 Boys and Girls Flames teams on securing victories. Each team has qualified for the Final 4 tournament at the end of March. Commiserations to our U14 girls teams who were unfortunately beaten in their games as now they cannot make the Final 4 tournament.
Senior Men The senior team played O Loughlins Portlaoise on Sunday last.
U12 Girls League Tullamore Flames defeated Clonaslee 31-17 on Saturday in Coláiste Choilm. They are now one win away from securing 2nd position in the league. There crunch game will be against Athlone in the final round of the league.. Tullamore Phoenix u12s lostout to tabletoppers Portlaoise but the Tullamore girls didn’t allow to Laois girls to have it all their own way.
Tullamore Phoenix: Abbie Harte, Rachel Conroy, Niamh Conroy,Aimee Bard, Aoife Redmond, Aoife Kavanagh, Aoibheann Nyhan, Rose Dunne, Saraid McDonald, Jennifer Wyer and Jean Carson. Tullamore Flames and point scorers: Ellie Glavin 2, Maedhbh O Brien 3 Emma Hand 10, Sarah Jane Lynam, Mia O Mahoney 2, Emma Glavin 2, Orlaith Connolly, Katie Bourke 4, Aoife Farrell 6, Keisha O Brien and Shauna Slattery 2.
U14 Girls LeagueTullamore Flames were defeated by Clonaslee and Athlone while Phoenix lost to Athlone and Kestrels in their games. Flames team and scorers v Athlone were Aoife Maher, Danielle Donegan, Leah Spollen, Ciara McDaid, Roisin O Brien, Jennifer Glavin 11, Clodagh Cullen, Aideen Harte, Niamh Lydon, Clodagh Redmond, Katie Guinan 2 and Sarah Kehoe 8.
Phoenix team V Kestrels was Aine McDaid, Rebecca Poole, Eabha Fulton, Darija Roscenkova, Halimet Balogun, Jane Whittaker, Katie Mangan, Lucy Leonard, Greta Zelionkaite, Emily Geoghegan and Ciara Coughlan.
Tullamore U12 Boys : The boys travelled to St Marys Portlaoise on Sunday 16th Feb. They played 2 matches against Portlaoise B.C and Clonaslee B.C. In the first game against Portlaoise , we were missing a few lads from the squad, the lads put up agreat display of basketball against a very skillfull Portlaoise team, full credit to the Tullamore boys who fought all the way to the final whistle, with some good defensive work, just unfortunate on offence not to get some more score...s. In the second game against Clonaslee, we had a full team, and we took to the court and started brightly with some early baskets from Adam Kelly and Kevin Slattery. Tullamore were excellent in this game, showing how much these lads are working and improving each wek at training. Defence was high pressure and all played a huge part, offence was fast tempo with great passing leading to some great scores. Tullamore went on to finish the game 14- 4 winners in what was a vital win for the lads and a geat confidence booster. These are a very young u12 team, and will be around for the next 2/3 years the same lads, and today thy showed great teamwork and all the hard trainnig and practice they are putting in. Well done to each of the lads today. Tullamore Team : Naoise Dunne (was excellnt in defence and on the fast breaks, 2 pts v Portlaoise), Shane Lynam (played his heart out with great rebounding, lead the fast breaks,2 pts v Portlaoise),Adam Kelly( Worked so hard, his shooting was excellent, MVP v Portlaoise, Top Scorer 8pts),Colm Farrell ( excellent defence, great ball handling with some superb passing), Fionan Redmond ( Super rebounding, work so hard, scored 1 pt v Portlaoise), Kevin Slattery (Debut this season and he was excellent, brilliant defence and always a threat going forward scored 2 pts v Portlaoise), Fiachra Carroll (Played very well, great defence), Dan Daly (played his heart out, great defence, always looking for the ball, such an improved player) , Alex Cuddy ( Great defence, Very fast and threat in offence ), Robbie Gallagher ( Super defending, all over the court, was excellent in offence), Brian Malone (great defending, some excellent passing and workrate) , Cian Malone ( Worked very hard, some excellent dribbling and passing) , Brian Connolly ( worked really hard, got into great positions on offence, excellnt passing , also such an improved player) . Missing Today Daire Mc Daid, Luke Burke, Matteus Lima, Andrew Jaffray.Coach Mark and Ass Coach Martin would like to say well done to the lads, keep practicing and training .
U15 Friendly Tullamore boys U15s played an entertaining friendly away against Athlone. This was the first time for some of these boys to play together as a team and they gelled very well. A feature of the game was the long shooting prowess of the Tullamore boys. The team was Adam Cuddy, Edvinas Roscenkovas, Michael Feely, Martinus Garkauskas, Cian O Mahoney, Arnas Jasiukevicius, Cian Cronly, Matas Naudziunas and Ciaran Farrell.
U10 Girls 20 of our u10 girls also travelled to the Bower in Athlone to play a series of friendlies. They all had agreat time and played well. Thanks to Paddy and Eileen Mullally on organising the games, and congratulations to Paddy on being named the Westmeath Independent Hall of Fame award winner for 2014 for his long service to basketball.
Post Primary Schools Basketball
Colaiste Choilm 1st and 2nd year Boys had big victories over St Mels Longford in the Midland Schools League. Both teams are through to the Semi Finals already with a round to play.
Primary Schools Basketball Finals
Seven girls’ school teams and six boys’ teams converged on Colaiste Choilm for the first Offaly Primary Mini Basketball Finals last Monday. It was a feast of basketball. Gaelscoil won the girls cup with a team made up entirely of Tullamore BC players. They defeated St Philomenas who had 3 present members and a number of former players. Scoil Bhride won the boys cup led by captain and club u14 player Ciaran Digan. Eoin O Connor was also superb but MVP had to go to Sean Courtney from Tullamore BC u14s
Feb 9, 2014, 1:07 pm
Senior Men The senior men had a resounding victory over Athy Demons in Coláiste Choilm on Friday night last in the Midland League. They ran up over 100 points for the first time this season with a final score of Tullamore 111 Athy 47 Tullamore team and scorers were Sebastian Skura 26
Martin McManus 19 Mareks Matulis 17 Sean Spollen 12Kasper Skura 7 David O'Keefe 6 Daragh Fogarty 6 ChristopherTodd 5 Enda McCabe 4 Mark Kelly 2 Sean Aherne.
U20 Boys The u20 league got underway with three games in Coláiste Choilm. Unfortunately results did not go the way of the Tullamore side who lost both to kestrels 48-84 and Portlaoise 60-77. Nevertheless there was some good displays from a number of players including Daragh Fogarty and Christopher Todd. Kacper Skura and Sean Ahearne gave exhibitions of shooting while Kasys, our recently arrived recruit showed why basketball is Lithuania’s national game with an outstanding debut in the colours of Tullamore. The team also included Liam O hOistin, Dominik Skura, Paulius Simkevicius, Matas Kariatis and Shane McNiff.
U16 Girls and Boys: Neither side was in a position to fulfil last weekend’s fixtures as the players were involved in pre junior certificate examinations and would not have had teams. The U12 Girls palyed a tough league game against Portlaoise recently. Despite good scores from Emma Hand, Mia O Mahoney, Hannan Dooley and Emma Glavin, Portlaoise ran out easy victors.
Post Primary Schools Games Colaiste Choilm first years had a wonderful overtime victory over A schools powerhouse Ard Scoil Rathangan last week while SHS first and second year teams defeated their counterparts from Loreto Mullingar.
Primary School League; the last round of the boys league takes place this Thursday in Rahan School hall. All roads will then lead to Coláiste Choilm on Monday 17th February for the Boys and Girls Finals day. Six schools have qualified for the finals and the qualifying pools are as follows: Girls Finals from 10am-12 Pool A : St Philomenas, Ballinagar NS, Mucklagh NS. Pool B Gaelscoil, Rahan NS, Clara Girls. Boys Finals from 12:30-2:30pm: Pool A Scoil Bhríde, Ballinagar, Clara Boys B. Pool B Rahan NS, Gaelscoil and Clara Boys A. Good luck to all schools, supporters welcome.
Fixtures: There is a feast of girls’ basketball next weekend in Tullamore, with 12 games over two days involving various clubs. Crucial games for the post season include must win games to progress to the Final 4 weekend for the U14 girls against Athlone and the U12 boys against Clonaslee.
Saturday 15th February U12 Girls League Tullamore Phoenix v Portlaoise 10am and Tullamore Flames v Clonaslee at 1pm. Both games in Coláiste Choilm.
Sunday 16th February U14 Girls League Tullamore Flames v Clonaslee 10am. Tullamore Phoenix v Kestrels at 11am. Tullamore Flames v Athlone at 12 O Clock. Phoenix V Athlone at 3pm All games in Coláiste Choilm. All support welcome. U12 Boys League Tullamore V Portlaoise at 11am and Clonaslee at 12 in St. Marys Hall Portlaoise. U15 Boys Game Tullamore V Athlone at 11am and U10 Girls V Athlone at 12:15pm in Our Lady’s Bower Athlone. Senior men V Portlaoise in St Marys Portlaoise 7pm
Club News 2nd February 2014
Feb 2, 2014, 8:13 pm
U14 Boys: The under 14 boys had two tough games on Sunday last in Portlaoise. They suffered two defeats to the the table topping teams Kestrels 20-41 and Portlaoise 24-42. The Tullamore team tried hard and ran some goods offenses through Ciaran Farrell and Sean Courtney, but were unlucky that the shots didn’t drop for them. The contest for offensive and defensive rebounds was not for the fainted hearted where Cian O Mahoney and Stephen Fitzgerald excelled. Tullamore fast break style led to some super scores from Cian Cronly and Adam Cuddy also. Tullamore u14 team and scores for both games: Ciaran Farrell 16, Cian Cronly 3, Sean Courtney 4, Cian O Mahoney 6,Adam Griffin, Eoin O Connor 2, Adam Cuddy 6, Arnas Jasiukevicius, Cillian Fogarty, Ciaran Digan 1 and Stephen Fitzgerald 5.
Schools Basketball: Colaiste Choilm first years defeated Patrician Newbridge recently in the midland league while the u14 team went down to St Malachys Belfast in the U14A Cup.
Primary Schools League. There is a round of the Girls league next Thursday 6th February in St Marys Hall from 3pm to 4:30pm.
Fixtures: Friday 7th February U12 Girls Flames V Portlaoise at 7pm, Senior Men V Athy at 8:45pm both games in Coláiste Choilm. All support welcome. Saturday 8th February U16 Girls v Portlaoise at 10am and v Kestrels at 12 o clock in St Marys Hall Portlaoise. U20 Boys v Kestrels at 10am and Portlaoise at 11:30am in Coláiste Choilm Sunday 9th February U16 Boys v Kestrels at 11:15 and Clonaslee at 4:15pm in O Loughlins Gym Kilkenny.
Jan 24, 2014, 2:33 pm
Senior Men The senior team made the long trip to Carlow Institue of Technology to take on the students last Wednesday. Tullamore were short all of their third level college students for this midweek contest and consequently were much depleted. The Carlow students ran out extremely easy winners 97-22. Tullamore top scorers were Sean Spollen and Mareks Matulis. Tullamore face table toppers Ballon Rock next weekend in Carlow in what is another difficult tie. All the senior team results and scorers can be viewed on the Basketball Ireland website local League tab at the following link and are regularly updated:
Primary Schools Basketball League
The Offaly Primary Schools Boys League tips off on Thursday 30th of January in St Marys Hall Tullamore. St. Gaelscoil an Eiscir Riada, Ballinagar NS, Scoil Naomh Phroinsias Clara, Rahan NS and Scoil Bhride Tullamore are all confirmed to take part.
Congratulations Tullamore Basketball Club would like to extend their congratulations to Portlaoise Senior Ladies on winning the Division 1 National Cup for the first time in the Arena in Tallaght last Sunday. It was certainly a memorable achievement. Also congratulations are extended to Gallen CS Ferbane on their victory in the U16 C Girls Schools Cup. Gallen now move up to the higher and extremely competitive B standard where there will now be three Offaly Schools competing: SHS Tullamore, Colaiste Iosagan Portarlington and Gallen in the 2014/15 season.
Club Fixtures U18s Boys V Kestrels at 10am and Naas at 12:30pm on Saturday 1st of February. Both games in Coláiste Choilm Tullamore. U14 Boys V Kestrels at 11am and Portlaoise at 1pm on Sunday 2nd of February. Both games in St Marys Hall Portlaoise. Senior Men V Ballon Rock away on Sunday in Old Leighlin CC Carlow at 8pm.
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