National Cup champions UL Eagles may have ambushed UCC Demons in that memorable final two weeks ago but Eagles won’t have anything up their sleeve that Demons coach Paul Kelleher isn’t expecting when the sides meet again in the Nivea for Men SuperLeague at the Mardyke tonight.
Fri, 17 Feb, 2012
DERBY games can be everything, close, tight, exciting but last night’s clash between UCC Demons and Bord Gáis Neptune was all about one side — Demons — and one can only wonder how much importance should be attached to the scoreline and the result, heading towards the business end of the Nivea for Men SuperLeague.
Fri, 30 Dec, 2011
BORD Gáis Neptune coach Mark Scannell set his side a target of 80 points against defending champions 11890 Killester in yesterday’s Nivea for Men SuperLeague clash at Neptune Stadium and, while they did not achieve that, a close 73-72 victory was more than satisfactory.
Mon, 28 Nov, 2011
LEINSTER Rugby chiefs are ‘monitoring’ the weather conditions sweeping across the country but are confident this evening’s Heineken Cup game against Clermont Auvergne at the Aviva Stadium (5.45pm) will not be impacted by the cold snap.
Sat, 18 Dec, 2010
AFTER last weekend’s sickening loss to UL Eagles in the quarter-final of the National Cup, UCC Demons coach Paul Kelleher will be hoping for a massive turnaround when they return to the UL Arena tomorrow night for a NIVEA for MEN SuperLeague assignment.
Fri, 10 Dec, 2010
UL EAGLES reversed their recent SuperLeague result to end the National Cup hopes of Bord Gais Neptune on Saturday, while 11890 Killester are just two games away from retaining the title after an emphatic victory over Moycullen in their quarter-final clash.
Mon, 15 Nov, 2010
CORK rivals, UCC Demons and NEH Neptune, will play at each end of the country this weekend but they will be drawn together in a fierce battle for second place in the Southern Conference as the Nivea for Men SuperLeague goes into the final series before the play-offs.
Fri, 05 Mar, 2010
NEPTUNE STADIUM, the arena that revolutionised Irish basketball and which is, to many, still the spiritual home of the game on this island, is 25 years old this weekend and it is fitting that the home team should host their long-time arch rivals, DCU Saints, in the Nivea for Men SuperLeague to tip off the celebrations this afternoon (4 pm).
Fri, 01 Jan, 2010
AFTER their thrilling derby game on Friday night at The Mardyke Arena, UCC Demons and National Event Hire Neptune go their separate ways this weekend with the NIVEA for MEN SuperLeague champions heading to Jordanstown and Neptune make their first trip to Moycullen.
Fri, 30 Oct, 2009
MICHAEL McGINN went over on his ankle in practice on Wednesday night, leaving new coach Pat Price facing the possibility of sending out National Event Hire/Neptune, without their captain for tonight’s crucial derby game against UCC Demons at The Mardyke Arena (8 pm).
Fri, 23 Oct, 2009
THE first leg of the semi-finals in the NIVEA for MEN SuperLeague provided a mild shock for UCC Demons who had to settle for a draw (78-78) at the end of a storming come-back by UCD Marian at Belfield but there was no such problem for the other favourites, DART Killester, who overwhelmed Neptune (85-63) at Neptune Stadium.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2009
LIMERICK LIONS stunned Belfast Star on Saturday night to put themselves in line for a place in the play-off stages of the NIVEA for MEN SuperLeague to the detriment of defending champions, Abrakebabra Tigers, who earned an away win over Ulster Elks.
Mon, 23 Feb, 2009