October Recap – One month down for Limerick’s basketball quartet

Photo: Pat Shanahan


As the four Limerick basketball sides compete in their respective National Cup competitions, let’s take a look at how they fared in their first month of domestic action.

Limerick Celtics Women’s Team

A five-game month for Celtics women’s team sees them end October with a 3-2 record. They will be disappointed with their losses to Killarney and Huskies but remain undefeated at home. Celtics also making some roster changes with the arrival of new American Mikayla Brandon. They finish October sixth in the table and will be looking for a good start to November when they take on Belfast.

Limerick Celtics Women’s 85-54 Marble City Hawks

Limerick Celtics Women’s 47-58 St Pauls Killarney

Limerick Celtics Women’s 59-72 Limerick Sport Huskies

Limerick Celtics Women’s 83-65 SETU Carlow

Limerick Celtics Women’s 66-55 Moy Tolka Rovers

They also got their revenge on their local rivals in the National Cup last weekend, with a 94-88 victory over the Huskies sending them to the next round.

Limerick Celtics and Limerick Sport Huskies line up for local derby. Photo: Pat Shanahan

Limerick Sport Huskies

Huskies will be happy with their October performance; a local derby win along with a 3-1 record sees them second in the table. Strong outings from American duo Scout Frame and Ashely Hart make Huskies look like a team to be reckoned with this year. Expect them to be a top of the table team chasing silverware.

Limerick Sport Huskies 73-61 Marble City Hawks

Limerick Sport Huskies 72-59 Limerick Celtics

Limerick Sport Huskies 94-57 St Pauls Killarney

Limerick Sport Huskies 99-52 SETU Carlow

They will be, however, frustrated with their early exit in the National Cup against the Celtics.

Limerick Celtics Men’s

Celtics Men’s team saw out October with a 3-1 record, winning their last two games on the bounce to go second in the table. They will, however, be disappointed with suffering their first loss of the season to local rivals Eagles. Celtics new professionals and returners look as strong as ever and will be pushing for a top place finish in the southern conference.

Limerick Celtics 96-73 Carlow

Limerick Celtics 84-88 Limerick Sport Eagles

Limerick Celtics 90-71 Titans BC

Limerick Celtics 118-89 Killarney Cougars

The Celtics maintained their good run of form in the National Cup as well, with a 101-93 victory over SETU Waterford Vikings progressing them to the next round.

Limerick Celtics take home court. Photo: Pat Shanahan.

Limerick Sport Eagles

A 2-2 record for Eagles sees them drop to sixth in the table. With a bye in the first round of the cup followed by a weeks international break, they will be looking to regroup and finish November strong. Eagles new signing Dakquan Davis continues to impress but his excellent numbers haven’t been enough to tip Eagles over the edge who finished up October with a home loss to Malahide.

Limerick Sport Eagles 89-98 Scotts Lakers Killarney

Limerick Sport Eagles 88-84 Limerick Celtics

Limerick Sport Eagles 107-93 Killarney Cougars

Limerick Sport Eagles 82-95 Mater Private Malahide

The and Division 1 campaigns return to action on the 18/19th of November for the sixth round of action.

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