Archive for October, 2015


Monday, October 26th, 2015


D1 Centurions played away to Killester on Thursday evening. In their first away game of the season, this was always going to be a tough game. The team has some changes this season in the squad and the coaching staff but are looking together early on. Coach John Walsh has the team playing at a fast pace and having won 1 and lost 1 the Centurions were confident going into this fixture. Killester take the win but Coach John will feel confident as  the lads were well in the game up until the last quarter. Hard luck felllas.


Under 11 boys where in Action on Saturday at 12 o’clock in the Oblates. The boys showed great determination and skills throughout the whole game and it was a great experience for everyone involved. All the boys are very keen to play and no one likes  being on the subs bench.  Special mention for Gabriel who scored his first point during the game, a free throw. Well done boys.


The first of hopefully many u/14 boys friendlies was played on Saturday at 1pm . With 9 players (Dylan Benson missing from picture) the boys played against a tall UCD team. Storming out of the blocks in the first quarter defence was played to perfection and the fast break was ran aswell. UCD could never get into the game after that and the boys just powered on . A lazy 3rd let UCD come into the game a little but the boys ran out in the end 49-34 winners.


Under 13 boys where in action away 2 Dublin Sonics. The Sonics where a very much taller\ stronger team and the young centurions struggled to cope with the size difference.  However in the early exchanges Oblates held their own, but over the course of of the game the rebound count heavily favoured the sonics and they ran out comfortably winners. Sean D fell over heavily during the game, and after an x-ray discovered he had broken his collar bone. Speedy recovery Sean.


U16 girls v killester U16 girls had their first match of the season away against Killester. This was the first time these girls played together with a mixture of U15 and U16 players. Killester came out fighting and the intensity was high from the start.After the first quarter dynamos were up by two. From then on it was end to end baskets. Dynamos ended up winning by 3 . Overall it was a good performance but lapses in concentration and intensity let Killester come back into the game too many times .Well done on getting the win and keep working hard at training.


Dynamos had a busy weekend that began with a tricky road trip to Belfast to face Ulster Rockets who had already beaten our girls in the opening fixture of the season in the Oblates 3 weeks ago. After a tight first half that ended with both teams losing a player to really bad injuries,(our own Jolie is currently in hospital awaiting surgery on a ruptured achilles), the game was tied. The 3rd quarter was to prove crucial for the Dynamos as they kept Ulster to 4 pts and built up a healthy lead that they held on to til the end. Final score 38-56 to Dynamos.



The next day brought Dynamos a home tie against Marble City Hawks,a team that Dynamos knew very little about but who proved to be a very tough assignment. The game ebbed and flowed with both teams mixing up their defences and Dynamos lead was 9 pts at half time. Dynamos plan to pull away in the 3rd wasn’t coming to fruition as the Hawks closed to within 2 pts and the atmosphere in the gym was a nervy one. It was the 4th quarter that proved decisive as our girls turned up the intensity at both ends of the floor and built a 20 point lead that Hawks reduced to 11 in the final minutes. Two wins puts the girls in a good place as October comes to an end with a Halloween fixture in the arena and they can look forward to a busy November with a certain degree of confidence.


Our U17 Centurions got their season under way with a home tie against Malahide. Having won D2 unbeaten last season and promoted to D1 this was a step up for Lynn and the boys and a challenge they are looking forward to.  It was a nervous game for our boys that showed with some easy looks missed but they soon settled down and just played. Malahide scored alot from our own mistakes and had some very quick players but like everyone in our club they stuck together and never gave up. Malahide won by 15pts but the boys feel they have so much more to offer. So well done to Ciaran, John, Karl, Darragh, Sean, Gio, Thomas, Andrzej, Aodhan, Matthew, Eoghan, David and Dino. Looking forward to our next challenge.


The u18 girls played Tolka on Friday night. The girls started  really well with some fantastic offensive plays and stunning teamwork. The girls supported each other throughout the game and you could see the togetherness by their unselfish play. Some very determined defence saw the oblate girls show what being part of a TEAM is about and took the W. Well done girls. Keep up the good work.


U15 Irish Development Squad

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Over 50 players have been pre-selected for trials for the Ireland U15 International Development Programme from the 2015 BIPPS Inter Regionals Tournament.

The coaches of the U15 Men (Pat Price) and the U15 Women (Andy Gill) International Development Programmes have identified the following players from the inter-regionals for Phase One of the selection process. These players do not need to attend the open trial. The selectees are:

Ireland U15 Women’s Squad Pre-Selected Triallists: Ciara Bracken (East), Amy Byrne (Midlands), Fiona Connolly (North), Marie Creedon (Midlands), Mia Furlong (South), Erin Hamill (North East), Finola Kelly (West), Ana Keon (North West), Tara Lynch (South), Erin Maguire (North), Lauren Malone (North East), Brid Moriaty (South West), Robyn Morrissey (South East), Alex Mulligan (North East), Orla Murphy (South), Lainey Nolan (South), Jennifer Nyagaya (South), Emi O’Connor (West), Kayla O’Connor (South West), Niamh O’Connor (South West), Debbie Ogayinu (South East), Caoimhe O’Neill (South East), Joelle Pesaitis (West), Rachel Rice (East), Katie Walsh (South), Laoise Walsh (West), Ciara White (East)

Well done Dynamos and hard luck to Sophie Doyle.