Tralee set for real thriller as Warriors host Neptune

Tralee set for real thriller as Warriors host Neptune

The Warriors impressed last weekend when defeating Pyrobel Killester in the cup quarter-final, but should face a stiffer test this weekend.

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Wrap: Warriors dethrone Killester, Neptune sink Saints

Wrap: Warriors dethrone Killester, Neptune sink Saints

Champions Pyrobel Killester crashed out of the Men’s Pat Duffy National Cup following a 76-64 loss to Garvey’s Tralee Warriors at a packed Tralee Sports Complex on Saturday night.

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Killester edge Mathews andeye Glanmire in Cup semis

Killester edge Mathews andeye Glanmire in Cup semis

Rejuvenated Ambassador UCC Glanmire have booked a semi-final berth in the Women’s Paudie O’Connor National Cup following their 74-66 win over Maxol WIT Wildcats.

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Two Cup treats to keep an eye on this weekend

Two Cup treats to keep an eye on this weekend

At this time of the year, there is no better atmosphere in Irish sport than in the Tralee Sports Complex around 8pm on a Saturday night.

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Basketball: Cup champions Killester braced for do-or-die challenge in Tralee

Basketball: Cup champions Killester braced for do-or-die challenge in Tralee

Reigning Men’s National Cup champions Pyrobel Killester face a huge test tomorrow when they travel to Tralee to face Garvey’s Tralee Warriors at the Sports Complex.

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Shrita’s a shooting star

Shrita’s a shooting star

Ambassador UCC Glanmire face a tough test in Sunday’s Women’s National cup quarter-final, despite playing host to Maxol WIT Wildcats at Upper Glanmire Sports Complex.

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Basketball: No Mercy as marvellous Maree shock DCU

Basketball: No Mercy as marvellous Maree shock DCU

Maree ended DCU Mercy’s unbeaten record in the Women’s Super League with a stunning 72-70 win at Calasanctius College.

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Defence the best form of attack for Colbert’s Neptune

Defence the best form of attack for Colbert’s Neptune

Lehmon Colbert and Spanish ace Nil Sabata return for Coughlan C & S Neptune’s crucial Super League clash with Belfast Star at Neptune Stadium.

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Understrength Neptune rally to sink DCU Saints

Understrength Neptune rally to sink DCU Saints

A tremendous late rally by a depleted Coughlan C&S Neptune side secured them maximum points (80-74) over DCU Saints following a titanic battle at the DCU Complex on Saturday.

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NBA round-up: Warriors lose again as Harden fires up Rockets

NBA round-up: Warriors lose again as Harden fires up Rockets

In Atlanta the Hawks lost 93-113 to the Chicago Bulls and in Houston, the Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors 129-112.

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Weakened Indiana Pacers still too good for Chicago Bulls

Weakened Indiana Pacers still too good for Chicago Bulls

TJ Warren scored a season-high 26 points for the Pacers.

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Super Saints end Eanna winning run

Super Saints end Eanna winning run

DCU Saints, aided by the terrific Michael Bonaparte, produced a Super League masterclass to end Eanna’s unbeaten run

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Young Mathews squad face mighty Mercy

Young Mathews squad face mighty Mercy

Unbeaten DCU Mercy face Fr Mathews - who have lost just one of their opening four fixtures - in the headline game of this weekend's Women's SuperLeague.

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Steph Curry breaks hand in Warriors’ loss

Steph Curry breaks hand in Warriors’ loss

The two-time league MVP’s injury adds to the former champions’ woes.

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Glanmire rebound to stun cup holders Liffey

Glanmire rebound to stun cup holders Liffey

Ambassador UCC Glanmire rolled back the years to stun champions Liffey Celtics 101-84 in the Hula Hoops Paudie O’Connor National Cup.

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Mathews made to work for win

Mathews made to work for win

Fr Mathews had to withstand a late Ambassador UCC Glanmire rally before securing maximum points in a highly entertaining Women’s Super League game at the Mardyke Arena tonight.

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Basketball Men’s Super League: Slick Neptune tame Lions

Basketball Men’s Super League: Slick Neptune tame Lions

Eanna and Coughlan C&S Neptune remain unbeaten in the Men’s Super League after round four’s series of games.

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Éanna hoping to keep record intact in derby duel

Éanna hoping to keep record intact in derby duel

There’s a huge Dublin derby in store in the Men’s SuperLeague this weekend as unbeaten DBS Éanna travel across town to face Pyrobel Killester tomorrow evening.

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Celtics fans chant for their 7 ft 5 rookie Tacko Fall at preseason opener

Celtics fans chant for their 7 ft 5 rookie Tacko Fall at preseason opener

The chants at the TD Garden Arena for Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens to make the change grew louder and louder. Celtics fans had come to see their 7 ft 5 rookie and they weren’t taking no for an answer.

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Neptune maintain run as Eanna shock Tralee

Neptune maintain run as Eanna shock Tralee

C&S Neptune remain unbeaten in the Men’s Super League after a terrific 79-75 win over UCD Marian. The only other undefeated side are newly promoted Eanna, who inflicted a shock 87-70 defeat on Garvey’s Tralee Warriors.

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Basketball: Éanna ready for the litmus test against Tralee

Basketball: Éanna ready for the litmus test against Tralee

C & S Neptune player-coach Lehmon Colbert hopes his side can maintain their unbeaten record when they host UCD Marian in the Men’s Super League at the Neptune stadium tomorrow.

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‘The neighbourhood I was living in — the ghetto, the projects — was just trouble’

‘The neighbourhood I was living in — the ghetto, the projects — was just trouble’

While Shrita Parker was posing for photos at the launch of Basketball Ireland’s new season in Tallaght on Wednesday there was a mass shooting in her home town of Virginia Beach.

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Basketball Ireland announce league fixtures for 2019/20 season

Basketball Ireland announce league fixtures for 2019/20 season

The fixtures for the 2019/20 Basketball Ireland National League season have been announced today.

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Neptune to replace UCC Demons in Men's SuperLeague

Neptune to replace UCC Demons in Men's SuperLeague

Neptune will remain in the Men’s SuperLeague next season.

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Kevin Durant to sign for Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Durant to sign for Brooklyn Nets

The NBA star made an announcement via Instagram account The Boardroom.

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The Kieran Shannon Interview with Bob McKillop:‘The biggest challenge facing our youth is anxiety’

The Kieran Shannon Interview with Bob McKillop:‘The biggest challenge facing our youth is anxiety’

Legendary American basketball coach Bob McKillop may be 69 next month, but he’s already signed a new five-year contract as head coach at Atlantic 10 over-achievers Davidson

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‘Up North’, Canadians set rivalries aside to rally behind Toronto Raptors

‘Up North’, Canadians set rivalries aside to rally behind Toronto Raptors

A few hundred metres from Nick Nurse’s city centre apartment in downtown Toronto stands Fort York, one of Canada’s most significant historical landmarks, the symbol of the still nascent country’s war of 1812 with the US.

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The things you need to know about the global spectacle that is the NBA finals

The things you need to know about the global spectacle that is the NBA finals

Sometime in the next couple weeks, either the Toronto Raptors or Golden State Warriors will proclaim themselves to be world champions.

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5 talking points as Toronto Raptors tackle Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals

5 talking points as Toronto Raptors tackle Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals

The Warriors have eyes on a third straight championship.

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Watch: Basketball impressionist expertly mimics Steph Curry

Watch: Basketball impressionist expertly mimics Steph Curry

‘I lost it when he came back in and held the door.’

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First a break, then NBA Finals: Warriors eager for some time off

First a break, then NBA Finals: Warriors eager for some time off

And now, they wait. Again. The Golden State Warriors have gotten used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip.

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Rick Madonik: 'One of the best sports photos of all time'

Rick Madonik: 'One of the best sports photos of all time'

“When it comes to the NBA play-offs we, the local photographers, lose our regular court positions because more TV cameras come in and the wire agencies take the prime positions."

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Hoops legends enter Hall of Fame

Hoops legends enter Hall of Fame

The good and the great, the ones who made stellar contributions to Irish basketball at home and overseas, were inducted into Basketball Ireland's Hall of Fame at the weekend

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Tralee Warriors take title spoils

Tralee Warriors take title spoils

Three years ago the Tralee Warriors did not exist, though the idea of an amalgam of the various clubs in the town was beginning to ferment in the mind of a fella called Kieran Donaghy.

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Tralee Warriors crowned Super League champions

Tralee Warriors crowned Super League champions

After a rollercoaster of a ride through the Men’s Super League 2018/19 season, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors were finally crowned champions at their home court.

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Battling Brunell book semi-final date with Celtics

Battling Brunell book semi-final date with Celtics

Singleton’s Supervalu Brunell produced a stunning fourth quarter to overcome Ambassador UCC Glanmire 72-70 and book a place into the Women’s Champion Trophy semi-final.

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Who'll blink first in thrilling three-way Superleague title climax?

Who'll blink first in thrilling three-way Superleague title climax?

So it all comes down to this. Whatever Basketball Ireland is paying its marketing team, it’s not enough as they’ve conjured the ultimate final regular season weekend of the Superleague season. Three rivals for the title, two facing each other in back to back fixtures Saturday and Sunday.

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WATCH: NBA star sips fan's drink during televised game after opponents score

WATCH: NBA star sips fan's drink during televised game after opponents score

An NBA star has been spotted on camera taking a swig of a fan's beverage in the middle of a televised basketball game.

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What happens when everyone buys into the Warrior code

What happens when everyone buys into the Warrior code

The Tralee Sports Complex was the hottest ticket in the country Saturday night. The Garvey’s Tralee Warriors were taking on basketball’s Super league leaders Templeogue in front of a raucous and partisan home support. Around 1,200 people packed the venue in a throwback to the great days of Irish basketball in the 80’s. The top of the table clash was all-ticket and sold out within a couple of days.

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The Big Interview: Killeen, the poster boy who has seen it all

The Big Interview: Killeen, the poster boy who has seen it all

Tonight Tralee hosts a top-of-the-table sellout as Garvey’s Warriors take on Superleague rivals Templeogue. But as someone who went up against Carmelo Anthony in his first game Stateside, played in the famed March Madness in college and the cut-throat Asian continental league where loony owners could fire a teammate at half-time, Jason Killeen will hardly be daunted.

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‘Bring drums, foghorns... it’s about inches on Saturday’ - Kieran Donaghy issues rallying call

‘Bring drums, foghorns... it’s about inches on Saturday’ - Kieran Donaghy issues rallying call

KieranDonaghy has issued a call to arms to Garvey’s Tralee Warriors’ fans ahead of tomorrow night’s Super League meeting with table toppers Templeogue (Tralee Sports Complex, 7.30pm).

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Basketball: Neptune deep in relegation trouble

Basketball: Neptune deep in relegation trouble

C & S Neptune are staring Division 1 basketball in the face after their 96-81 home defeat to Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin left them in deep relegation trouble. In a game where the Kerry side dominated from start to finish a 25-point game high contribution from Daniel Jokubaitis paved the way for Killorglin’s impressive display.

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No margin for error at Neptune

No margin for error at Neptune

The reality of relegation is staring both C & S Neptune and Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin in the face as defeat for either side in tomorrow’s Men’s Super League clash at Neptune Stadium could seal their fate.

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Basketball players sue Fortnite makers over use of Running Man dance move

Basketball players sue Fortnite makers over use of Running Man dance move

Others including Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro have filed similar cases.

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Steph Curry’s bounce pass alley-oop leaves viewers in awe at NBA All-Star 2019

Steph Curry’s bounce pass alley-oop leaves viewers in awe at NBA All-Star 2019

The audacious assist had teammates and fans on their feet around the arena and amazed those watching online.

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Tralee look to ambush Killester

Tralee look to ambush Killester

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors will be hoping to sustain their Men’s Super League challenge when they host National Cup champions Pyrobel Killester tomorrow at the Tralee Sports Complex.

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Killester hot-shots end Liffey Celtics’ unbeaten run

Killester hot-shots end Liffey Celtics’ unbeaten run

A stunning exhibition of three-point shooting from Pyrobel Killester last night saw them become the first team this season to overcome league leaders and cup champions, Courtyard Liffey Celtics.

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Blow for the Super League as Swords Thunder disband

Blow for the Super League as Swords Thunder disband

Basketball Ireland has been informed that Griffith College Swords Thunder have been disbanded and will no longer take part in the Men’s Super League championship.

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Cup champs Killester now targeting double

Cup champs Killester now targeting double

Fresh from their Men’s National Cup victory, Pyrobel Killester visit Cork tomorrow for a Super League clash with C & S Neptune at the Neptune Stadium.

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Liffey Celtics call Brunell bluff and profit from distance

Liffey Celtics call Brunell bluff and profit from distance

Seconds gone and Sorcha Tiernan sent the net aswish with a three-pointer.

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Even without hitting top gear, Neptune live up to the hype

Even without hitting top gear, Neptune live up to the hype

Neptune had to produce an awesome fourth quarter before defeating Dublin Lions in a hugely competitive Men’s U20 National Cup final on Saturday.

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Ciaran Roe takes control to guide Killester to cup glory

Ciaran Roe takes control to guide Killester to cup glory

Pyrobel Killester lifted their first Hula Hoops Men’s Pat Duffy National Cup Final since 2010 after a hard-earned win over UCD Marian at the National Basketball Arena on Saturday.

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Nadal shell-shocked as Djokovic delivers perfection in Melbourne

Nadal shell-shocked as Djokovic delivers perfection in Melbourne

Novak Djokovic was so good, so relentless, so flawless, that Rafael Nadal never stood a chance.

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Liffey Celtics defeat Brunell to win their first Women’s National Cup

Liffey Celtics defeat Brunell to win their first Women’s National Cup

Courtyard Liffey Celtics were crowned the Women’s Paudie O’Connor National Cup champions for the first time in the clubs history when they had a comfortable win over Singleton’s Supervalu Brunell at the National Basketball Arena today.

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Ballincollig retain President’s Cup title after hard-fought win over Tolka Rovers

Ballincollig retain President’s Cup title after hard-fought win over Tolka Rovers

Tradehouse Central Ballincollig retained their President’s Cup title after defeating Tolka Rovers in hard-fought final.

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Short-term exodus good for Neptune’s long game

Short-term exodus good for Neptune’s long game

When Neptune U20s play in this weekend’s National Cup semi-final they’ll be without a couple of players who should be there, and they’ll have a couple of players who may not be there much longer.

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