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Templeogue Out For Revenge As Tralee Warriors Return To Inchicore

Templeogue Out For Revenge As Tralee Warriors Return To Inchicore
Arthur James O'Dea
By Arthur James O'Dea
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Only a matter of weeks after Garvey's Tralee Warriors ended Templeogue's hopes of retaining the Hula Hoops National Cup, the Kerry side will once again travel to Inchicore this weekend with the intention of causing another upset.

Dethroning the National Cup winners with a 103-92 point win on their own patch, Templeogue will be desperate to exact some revenge on Kieran Donaghy & co.

Placed 2nd and 4th in the Men's Super League table respectively, Templeogue and Tralee have started the season well, but, as Templeogue's captain Stephen James is well aware, Saturday's game will be a serious test of both team's capabilities to make it an unforgettable year.

"It's going to be a tough test for us," James admitted.

"But we'll have plenty of motivation after letting them get the better of us in the National Cup.

"Last week's win against Killester was a huge one for us to boost the morale and confidence, so we'll be taking that into the game with us."

Aware of what the Kerry side bring to the table, James is determined that irrespective of their "weapons," Templeogue will be "clued in" come Saturday night.

Kieran Donaghy

Elsewhere in the Men's Super League, DCU Saints will travel to UCC Demons on Saturday evening looking to make it four wins from four. UCD Marian will also be making the journey to Cork where they will face C and S Neptune.

League leaders Belfast Star travel to Keane's SuperValu Killorglin; one week before they meet again in the quarter-finals of this year's Hula Hoops National Cup.

In the Women's Super League, leaders Courtyard Liffey Celtics will welcome Fr Matthews on Saturday night. Unbeaten thus far, Liffey Celtics will have to contend with the in-form Shannon Brady; the Matthews star putting up 26-points in a 72-71 defeat of Pyrobel Killester last weekend.


Speaking of which, Killester have a Dublin derby to look forward to this weekend against last year's National Cup champions, DCU Mercy.

After a somewhat mixed start to the season, Sarah Woods, DCU and Irish international, spoke about her side's intention to kick on hard, starting with this coming Saturday.

"We’re really looking forward to the match," Woods stated.


"Games against Killester are always hard fought battles, so I expect this one to be no different. Killester are having a tough run of close games, so they will definitely be up for it.

"I think that our recent loss to Liffey Celtics has made us more hungry in our training, and with the solid team win against NUIG under our belt, we will be looking to build on that momentum and we’ll be ready to go!"

You can view a comprehensive list of this weekend's fixtures below. 


Saturday 24th November 2018    

Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   

Griffith College Swords Thunder v Moycullen, ALSAA-Dublin, 18:00;


UCC Demons v DCU Saints, Parochial Hall, 18:00;

Maree v Pyrobel Killester, Calasanctius College, Galway, 19:00;

CandS Neptune v UCD Marian, Neptune Stadium, 19:00;


Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin v Belfast Star, Killorglin Sports Centre, 19:15;

Templeogue v Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 20:00;



Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   

Marble City Hawks v NUIG Mystics, O Loughlin Gaels Gym, 19:00;

Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Fr Mathews, Leixlip Amenities Centre, 19:00;

Ambassador UCC Glanmire v Maxol WIT Wildcats, Mardyke Arena, 19:00;


Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:   

Ulster University Elks v GameFootage.net Titans, Ulster University Elks, 15:00;

Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v LYIT Donegal, Colaiste Bride, 17:30;

Limerick Celtics v Tradehouse Central Ballincollig, St Munchins, 18:00;

Waterford Vikings v IT Carlow Basketball, Waterford IT, 19:00;

UL Sports Eagles v LIT, PESS Building-UL, 19:30;

Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney v Portlaoise Panthers, Killarney, 19:30;

EJ Sligo All-Stars v KUBS BC, Mercy College, 19:30;


Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:   

Phoenix Rockets v Portlaoise Panthers, Methodist College, 16:30;

Ulster University Elks v Limerick Celtics, Ulster University Elks, 17:00;

UL Huskies v Swords Thunder, PESS Building-UL, 17:00;

Trinity Meteors v St Mary’s Castleisland, Trinity, 17:30;

Fabplus North West v Maree, Ballyshannon, 18:00;


Sunday 25th November 2018

Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   

DCU Mercy v Pyrobel Killester, DCU Complex, 14:30;

Singleton SuperValu Brunell v IT Carlow Basketball, Parochial Hall, 14:45;

See Also: Shannon Brady Instrumental As Fr Matthews Dig Deep For Big Win

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