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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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Limerick Celtics win on the road against Portlaoise

By Ronan Coughlan / November 4, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics had an impressive 101 to 91 win over Portlaoise Panthers last Saturday night in Portlaoise. Portlaoise was coming off a good win against the Limerick Sport Eagles the previous week and started the game very strong to take an early six-point lead. The Celtics later settled into the game with some good scores…

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Limerick Celtics Men’s and Women’s teams suffer defeat over the weekend

By Ronan Coughlan / October 7, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics Men’s side faced a tough task when they faced Fr Mathews in Cork last Saturday. The visitors managed to keep the game close right up to the final quarter through the impressive scoring of Kevin Oberweiser, who finished with a whopping 41 points. A big fourth quarter from Fr Mathews though was just…

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Three Limerick Women’s Basketball teams set to begin their season this weekend

By Jack Neville / September 27, 2019 /

The Women’s Super League and Division One seasons get underway this weekend with a number of big clashes in store. One of the most-anticipated games of the weekend sees the meeting of reigning league and Cup champions, Liffey Celtics, and long-time rivals, DCU Mercy in Leixlip on Saturday evening. Both teams boast new faces this…

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Success for Limerick Celtics Boys & Girls over weekend

By Jack Neville / September 2, 2019 /

The weekend proved to be a very successful one for the Limerick Celtics Basketball club as they were victorious in three tournaments. The Boys U16 team were victorious in the Limerick Academy Tournament defeating Drogheda Wolves in the final. Ruairií Cronin was named Finals MVP. In the U14 Tournament, the Celtics also came out on…

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Limerick Celtics star Sabhbh Edwards awarded basketball scholarship stateside

By Jack Neville / July 3, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics star Sabhbh Edwards has been awarded a scholarship to play her basketball in America next year. The Division One University of Akron Ohio have awarded Sabhbh a full scholarship starting in September 2020.  Sabhbh is the second Celtics player in 2019 to receive a full USA Scholarship with Eve Nealon heading to Philadelphia…

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Limerick pair named on Irish Squad for U18 European Basketball Chmapionship

By Jack Neville / May 17, 2019 /

Ireland U18 men’s head coach, Paul Kelleher, has today announced his final roster of 12 players who will go on to represent Ireland at this year’s FIBA U18 Men’s European Championship Division B in Romania. Speaking about the announcement, Coach Kelleher stated: “This has been maybe the most difficult decision that I have had to…

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Limerick Celtics take home two Glo Basket European Cup Titles

By Raffaele Rocca / April 24, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics take home two Glo Basket European Cup Titles During Easter week, in Catelonia, strains of The Fields of Athenry and ‘Olé Olé, Olé’ were to be heard at venues across the Costa Brava.  Why, you might ask? The answer, the participation of almost 100 Limerick Celtics Basketball Club players and parents at the 2019  Glo…

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