Templeogue will give it Thunder

Basketball: Travelodge Swords Thunder’s bid to stay in contention for the Men’s Premier league title will be tested tomorrow when they travel to Inchicore for a clash with Templeogue.

Templeogue will give it Thunder

Thunder have only lost one game this season and are hot on the heels of C&S UCC Demons in their bid for the league title.

Templeogue were disappointed to lose a cup quarter-final to their Dublin rivals and coach Mark Keenan is adamant his side will be determined to gain the all important win.

Keenan said: “We certainly owe Thunder one. Losing the cup quarter-final was a huge disappointment but I feel we will be better prepared on this occasion.”

Phil Taylor is back in training for Templeogue but is unlikely to figure.

Leaders C&S UCC Demons — fresh from their cup win — will be hoping their celebrations will not stand in the way of them disposing Killester at the Mardyke Arena on Sunday.

Demons were impressive against UCD Marian and captain Shane Coughlan is confident his team will remain focused on keeping their unbeaten record intact. “Killester are always a sticky team to play against and all our players need to think about is how we failed to defeat them at home after our cup success last season and that ultimately cost us the league title.”

UCD Marian captain Conor Meany will be hoping his side doesn’t have any cup blues when they return to league action with a home game against Belfast Star. The students found the going tough against Demons but are likely to take maximum points against the northerners.

BFG Neptune player coach Ger Noonan could be facing a sixth consecutive defeat if they fail to defeat DCU Mercy at DCU complex.

It has been a tough season for the Neptune boss in his debut season as coach but is adamant his team can return to winning ways. We need to get back winning games and for that to happen players will have to step up to the plate because a win is likely to turn our season round.”

In the Women’s Premier league, leaders Team Montenotte, fresh from their cup win over Killester host Meteors at Upper Glanmire Sports complex. Montenotte are still sweating on the fitness of captain Claire Rockall but they should be good enough to take maximum points.

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