Archive for June, 2017

Irish U16 Girls Tournament

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Dynamo Ciara White is currently in Reze in France as part of the U16 Irish team participating in a tournament against top class opposition. The team has been selected ahead of this year’s FIBA Under 16 Women’s European Championship, in Macedonia from August 15-27th, 2017. We would like to wish Ciara and her team mates the very best of luck. #respectallfearnone

Ireland team results:

Game 1 (Thursday)

China 55-48 Ireland

Ireland team fixtures (all times in Irish time)

Friday, June 23rd

Ireland v Croatia, Rezé Tournament, 19.45

Saturday, June 24th

The Netherlands v Ireland, Rezé Tournament, 13.00

Ireland team detailed results:

Game 1:

China: 55

Ireland: 48

Ireland Under 16s Women’s team lost a close game against a big and physical Chinese side on day one of the tournament.
As so often happens with this team, they got out to a fast start taking the first quarter 15-9 with both Ciara Bracken and Abbey Flynn penetrating to the basket and feeding Katie Williamson for a quick six points.
The second quarter saw China employ a suffocating 3-2 zone and Ireland struggle to score. Alex Milligan had 4 points , Lainey Nolan battered manfully on the boards and Erin Maguire worked hard defensively. At the end of the second quarter Ireland were down by three points, 23-26 and lost an important forward in the second quarter with a sprained ankle after scoring three points.
As is often the way in basketball, the third quarter proved pivotal with Ireland only scoring seven points. Niamh Furlong and Niamh Kenny worked hard against bigger opposition, but the rebounding parity Ireland had at half time was lost with China dominating the boards. The third quarter ended 30-40 to China.
Ireland showed their battling spirit in the fourth quarter with some excellent one-on-one scoring from Alex Mulligan, a timely three pointer from Anna Lynch and continued assists from Ciara White.
In the end though, Ireland’s weakness at the free throw line and some easy missed baskets meant that despite only being six down with 90 seconds to play, they just ran out of time. Final score Ireland 48- China 55.

Coach Andy Gill commented: “Despite being out-rebounded and having huge difficulty opening our offence, this was a game we could have won. We missed 10 easy lay-ups and executed poorly offensively. Despite this, the girls battled superbly and I am sure will learn from the disappointing loss.”
Scoring: Alex Mulligan 14, Abby Flynn 9, Katie Williamson 8, Anna Lynch 5, Katie Walshe 3, Ciara White 2, Ciara Bracken 2, Niamh Kenny 2, Mia Furlong 2, Erin Maguire 1, Lainey Nolan

The squad who will represent Ireland at the tournament includes:

Abby Flynn, Waterford Wildcats, St Ursuline’s Convent, Waterford

Alex Mulligan, Blackwater Steelers, St Louis, Monaghan

Anna Lynch, Fr Matthews, Colaiste An Phairsaigh, Glanmire, Cork

Ciara Bracken, Liffey Celtic, Coláiste Chiaráin, Leixlip

Ciara White, Oblates, Loreto College, Crumlin, Dublin

Erin Maguire, Ulster Elks, Ulidia Integrated School, Carrickfergus

Katie Walshe, Fr. Matthews, Regina Mundi College, Cork

Katie Williamson, Liffey Celtics, Colaiste Pobail Setanta, Clonsilla, Dublin

Lainey Nolan, Fr. Matthews, Scoil Mhuire, Cork

Mia Furlong, Glanmire, Glanmire Community College, Glanmire, Cork

Niamh Kenny, DCU Mercy, Holy Faith Clontarf, Dublin

Sarah Dillon, Liffey Celtics, Mercy SS Ballymahon, Longford

Report from Basketball Ireland

Super Saturday

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

This Saturday OBC will welcome Carlow Basketball Club and Ongar to the Oblate Hall for a series of friendly games. So come down and see the future of our club in action.

U10 Dynamites girls v Carlow -1pm
U12 Dynamos v Carlow – 2.30pm
U12 Centurions 1  v Ongar – 4pm
U12 Centurions 2 v Ongar – 5pm

Also our Car Boot sale will be on so you might pick up a bargain too