Although Demons had two comfortable home wins over UCD, they did suffer a humiliating 30-point defeat in the second leg of their National Cup clash at the Dublin venue. O’Reilly believes UCD Marian did not get the praise they deserved for that performance.
“I could say we were below par and that’s the reason UCD put 30 points on us, but the fact is they played extremely well and caught us napping,” O’Reilly said.
Demons are league leaders with a 9/0 record but Colin is adamant every game from now until the end of March is a final.
“The only way we are guaranteed a league title is to win every game and that’s going to be difficult. But we have a lot of confidence in our ability and UCD Marian I am sure will be the beginning of a tough three month programme for us,” added Colin.
Demons welcome back Spanish ace Christian Anon and Daniel O’Sullivan.
Killester, one game behind Demons, travel to Mounthawk to play Dublin Inter with coach Jonathon Grennell hoping for a good result before next weeks National Cup semi-final against UCC Demons.
“Dublin Inter can be a very good side and we will need to be stringent in defence to stop their various outside threats,” Grennell said.
Bord Gais Neptune host Belfast Star with assistant coach Ronan O’Sullivan urging his players to refocus following their 40 point drubbing to DCU Saints. UL Eagles should get back to winning ways following their disappointing performance against Killester when they host basement side Moycullen.
DCU Saints will have Emmet Donnelly in their squad when they play Templeogue in an interesting Dublin derby.
In the Women’s SuperLeague, champions UL Huskies host Team Montenotte in what should be a cracking contest at the UL Arena. Both are involved in National Cup semi-finals next weekend and UL coach James Weldon said this is the ideal game in preparation for their last four clash against Killester.
In-form Killester travel to Leixlip to play Liffey Celtics and WIT Wildcats should have enough to take maximum points against Ulster Rockets.
Brunell coach Kieran O’Leary will be hoping to end a four game losing sequence when they play Meteors at the Parochial Hall.