National League Preview: Limerick sides hoping for consistency

Limerick Celtics Basketball Ireland

Tough weekend for the treaty sides as only one out of four teams remains unbeaten

By Siadbh Redmond Men’s Division 1

Limerick Celtics men remain the only unbeaten Limerick side after the third weekend of games. Celtics welcomed the SETU Carlow side to a sold-out Crescent College on Sunday 9th where they dominated throughout the entire game.

Their new American signing Joshua Reynolds put in a huge performance leading the scoresheet with 36 points, which gave his side the victory, with the final score of 99-80.

They now face Killarney Cougars at home on Saturday 15th at 7pm – Killarney have yet to get a win this season, so it will be interesting to see if they can rattle Celtics’ 100% record.

Limerick Sport Eagles took a loss on road away to Moy Tolka Rovers on Saturday 8th.

The lead was exchanged multiple times, but, eventually, Moy Tolka Rovers came out on top with a 78-73 win. Limerick Sport Eagles will hope to re-write their loss with a win away to SETU Waterford Vikings on Saturday 15th at 7pm. Women’s Division 1

After an incredible start to the season with a home win to Phoenix Rockets, Limerick Celtics ladies had a tough loss away to St.Pauls Killarney.

This game had many aspects to it from the outset. The Killarney team had acquired Celtics coach from the previous season, James Fleming and also their American signing Sofia Paska, so they both knew each other well.

St. Pauls still remains undefeated in the league with the final score coming to 78-73.  Adriana Acosta once again lead the scoring card on a night where the Celtics’ younger players proved vital.

Limerick Huskies have had a turbulent start to the season with two losses in the opening games. They faced Oblate Dynamos last week, a newcomer to the league, and never got going.

Huskies faced challenges before they even got on the court with their regular coach Des O’Sullivan missing and the Dynamos piled on their woes, handing them a 78-53 defeat.

They now face an uphill battle to try and turn their season around when they face SETU Carlow away on Sunday 16th at 12:30pm. Men’s Division 1

Limerick Celtics v Killarney Cougars               15/10/22         7pm               Crescent College SETU Waterford v Limerick Sporting Eagles  15/10/22         7pm             Carrickpherish Men’s Division 1

Limerick Celtics v Marble City Hawks             15/10/22         4:30pm               Crescent College

SETU Carlow v Limerick Sporting Eagles         16/10/22         12:30pm              Barrow Centre

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