Basketball

Limerick Celtics duo to begin basketball scholarships stateside later this year

By Jack Neville / May 20, 2020 /

Limerick Celtics duo Sabhdh Edwards and Eve Nealon will begin their Basketball scholarships in America later this year after they were both awarded with the delas in 2019. Edwards is headed for Akron, Ohio while Nealon is headed for Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. The Division One University of Akron Ohio have awarded Sabhbh a full…

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Three Limerick players selected as Basketball Ireland All Stars announced

By Jack Neville / April 10, 2020 /

The 2019/20 Basketball Ireland National League All Stars have been announced today. Three Limerick players were nominated to All Star teams. Those were Kevin Oberweiser (Limerick Celtics) who was selected on the Basketball Ireland Men’s 1st Division All Star First Team and Reece Dupler (Limerick Sport Eagles) who was nominated to the second team. Kendall…

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FIBA European Championship for Small Countries postponed

By Jack Neville / April 8, 2020 /

The senior men’s and women’s FIBA European Championship for Small Countries – due to be held in June 2020 – have been provisionally postponed until 2021. The University of Limerick, which was set to host this summer’s event will hold the rights for the competition in 2021. Ireland was due to compete in both the men’s and…

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Double Success for Limerick Celtics in Cork Cup

By Jack Neville / March 9, 2020 /

Limerick Celtics celebrated double Cork Cup Wins this weekend when they won both the Under 13 and Under 12 Cork Cup Finals in dramatic style in Neptune Stadium. The Under 13 girls rallied back from a six points deficit in a thrilling game on Saturday against Mallow to win the game by 1 point in …

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Five wins in a row for Limerick Celtics

By Raffaele Rocca / February 18, 2020 /

Limerick Celtics mens team made it five wins in a row with a 98 to 80 win over Waterford IT Vikings in Waterford on Sunday. It was basket for basket for three quarters of this fast paced game before the Limerick side got their noses in front and never looked back to take the vital…

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Limerick Celtics Underage sides make history in Cork

By Ronan Coughlan / December 16, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics made history last weekend when they took three Cork Boys Cups home from the Parochial Hall on Saturday. It was a nail-biting one-point game at the final buzzer in the Under 12 Cork Cup win for the Celtics over Blue Demons that kicked things off in capturing their first trophy of the afternoon.…

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Limerick Celtics seal brilliant away win in Sligo

By Ronan Coughlan / December 9, 2019 /

The Limerick Celtics Men’s team travelled to Sligo yesterday where they faced the Ej Sligo All-Stars in a thrilling, high scoring battle in the National League. Sligo led early on, but a huge push from the Celtics in the fourth quarter – thanks to a stunning 53 point game from Kevin Oberweiser – saw them…

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Oberweiser hits 50 as Celtics make it three wins in a row

By Ronan Coughlan / November 18, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics star Kevin Oberweiser hit an amazing 50 points last night in Dublin to lead the Limerick side to their third straight win on a 101 to 93 scoreline. The Celtics led from the start in a very fast-paced game and played some really good team basketball throughout the game. Tolka Rovers kept the…

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Limerick to host 2020 FIBA European Championships

By Jack Neville / November 11, 2019 /

Basketball Ireland has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2020 FIBA Men’s European Championship for Small Countries it was announced at the FIBA board meeting in Cologne. The championships will be held at the University of Limerick from June 30th to July 5th.  The announcement comes off the back of the successful hosting of…

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Limerick Celtics record back to back wins

By Ronan Coughlan / November 11, 2019 /

The Limerick Celtics Men’s team have recorded back to back wins after picking up their second win in ten days with a super 96 to 86 win against Waterford Vikings in St Munchins College yesterday. This game was played at a frantic pace with the lead changing sides eighteen times during the course of this…

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