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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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Limerick Celtics win their 5th Cork Cup Title this season

By Jack Neville / April 10, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics under 14 girls beat Brunell in the under 14 Division One Cup Final in a high intensity and fast paced Cup final in front of a large attendance last Saturday in the Parochial Hall Cork. This was Celtics fifth cup win this season in the highly competitive Cork Division One Competitions this season…

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UL retain Division B Men’s Intervarsities title

By Jack Neville / April 8, 2019 /

UL retained their men’s Division B Intervarsities title in style yesterday afternoon with a 69-87 point win over Maynooth University in the final. A stunning 37-point display from Maynooth’s Paddy Sullivan just wasn’t enough in the face of a deep and well-drilled UL team, with Dylan Corkery, Keelan Crowe, Finn Hughes and Diarmuid O’Shea some…

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Further hoop success for Colaiste Ide agus Iosef

By Raffaele Rocca / March 26, 2019 /

Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale have made it a clean sweep of regional basketball titles claiming both the first and second year boys’ tournaments last week. The Abbeyfeale second years avenged an early season defeat by beating Mungret Community College 33-20 in their final. Captained by Eli Fitzgerald the team were involved in an epic…

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Celtics’ Eve Nealon receives basketball scholarship from Hill High School in America

By Jack Neville / March 25, 2019 /

Limerick Celtics are delighted to announce that Eve Nealon has just been offered a full academic scholarship by the Hill High School for the 2019 to 2020 season. Celtics are delighted for Eve and wish her the very best of luck in what promises to be another chapter of her outstanding basketball career. Eve has…

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